Pac-12 tournament MVP could be Wildcats' X-factor in NCAA tourney.
LAS VEGAS -- The Arizona Wildcats have lost three games all season, are 11-0 against teams with a Top 50 Sagarin rating, and just won the Pac-12 Tournament after winning the Pac-12 regular season title by three games.
Oregon's Jordan Bell says Ducks were "embarrassed" at McKale.
The Bruin forward, who caused UA trouble last month, remains questionable.
UCLA's Kevon Looney appears questionable for Friday's game with UA.
UA opened as a 16-point favorite and it's up to 18.5.
Blown out by 39 at McKale Center last week, Cal will try again Thursday.
SEATTLE — Nirra Fields scored 21 points on 10-of-16 shooting and No. 6 seed UCLA women beat 11th-seeded Arizona 80-62 in the opening round of the Pac-12 tournament. The loss ends the UA's season under coach Niya Butts.
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."
LAS VEGAS - The Arizona Wildcats were almost their early-season selves once again Friday.
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.