LAS VEGAS – No. 1 seed or not, the Arizona Wildcats ran into an obstacle again Saturday that can keep them out of the Final Four.
UCLA got just what it wanted: Another date with Arizona ... and other notes from Las Vegas after the Bruins and Wildcats coasted through their Pac-12 Tournament semifinal games.
T.J. McConnell was left off a six-man list of finalists for the Bob Cousy Award. ... and other notes/links from Las Vegas
Larry Krystkowiak is looking for more than a consolation prize this time.
Arizona guard Nick Johnson was named one of only five players on the first team of the United States Basketball Writers Association all-American team. He's the first UA player to make that cut since Jason Terry did in 1998-99.
Nick Johnson is named the top player on the West Coast ... Stanley Johnson named to Jordan Brand Classic...and other notes/links
EUGENE, Ore. -- Arizona will face either Utah or Washington in their Pac-12 Tournament quarterfinal game on Thursday at noon in Las Vegas.
Arizona has an in-house bracketologist, and he does not bear good news for the Wildcats.
UA coach Sean Miller said after the loss to UCLA: "I told our team after the game that's all completely on me." He added that his being called for a late technical was "unacceptable."
UA center Kaleb Tarczewski finished with 13 rebounds, but the freshman found it tough to score against the Wear twins - Travis, center, and David - finishing with six points. Tarczewski fouled out near the final minute.
Mark Lyons, left, huddles with (from left) Kaleb Tarczewski, Solomon Hill, Brandon Ashley and Nick Johnson as the Wildcats try to figure out a way to stop UCLA's second-half momentum. UA saw an 11-point lead disappear midway through the half.
LAS VEGAS - The Arizona Wildcats were almost their early-season selves once again Friday.
UCLA offers Arizona another chance for a much-needed quality win...and other notes/links from Las Vegas before tonight's semifinals.
Mark Lyons said he knew Nick Johnson would find a way to score ... and other postgame notes from Las Vegas
Colorado freshman Xavier Johnson drives to the basket against Oregon State defenders Devon Collier, left, and Eric Moreland in the Buffaloes' first-round Pac-12 tournament victory. Colorado will face Arizona today.
LAS VEGAS - Because they were flying to Las Vegas on Wednesday afternoon, the Arizona Wildcats didn't get a chance to watch Colorado's 74-68 Pac-12 tournament win over Oregon State live.
LAS VEGAS - Stanford had played 39 minutes, 22 seconds Wednesday without attempting a single free throw, as poor a job in foul enticement since someone first painted a stripe 15 feet from the basket.