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.
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.
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
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.
LAS VEGAS - The Trojans had scored 12 straight, cutting Utah's 13-point lead Wednesday night to a mere one with 3:18 to play.
Arizona State freshman Jahii Carson puts up a reverse layup against Stanford's Dwight Powell, left, and Josh Huestis during the second half. Carson's 34 points was one shy of the ASU freshman record.
ASU's Carrick Felix, blocking a shot by Stanford's Dwight Powell on the first day of the tourney, was named Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year.