In 1976, the Bob Elliott-led Wildcats (coached by Fred Snowden), played in their first round of 16 in an NCAA tournament. After beating UNLV 114-109 in overtime, they were summarily dismissed from by a tail-end version of the UCLA powerhouse of yesteryear. Since then, Arizona has returned to the second weekend of NCAA play 15 more times, and with a hard-fought win over San Diego State on March 27, the Cats now have 10 wins in those games. That's also 16 appearances in 38 years, meaning the Cats make it past the first weekend about 42 percent of the time. Take a peek at the history of Arizona in the Sweet 16 in our slideshow.

The Wildcats' 16th Sweet 16

The Wildcats' 15th Sweet 16

The Wildcats' 14th Sweet 16

The Wildcats' 13th Sweet 16

The Wildcats' 12th Sweet 16

The Wildcats' 11th Sweet 16

The Wildcats' 10th Sweet 16

The Wildcats' 9th Sweet 16

The Wildcats' 8th Sweet 16

The Wildcats' 7th Sweet 16

The Wildcats' 6th Sweet 16

The Wildcats' 5th Sweet 16

The Wildcats' 4th Sweet 16

The Wildcats' 3rd Sweet 16

The Wildcats' 2nd Sweet 16

The Wildcats' 1st Sweet 16

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