The move of Arizona's Nov. 11 Armed Forces Classic game with Michigan State from a proposed makeshift arena at Pearl Harbor to the much roomier Stan Sheriff Center has created a bargain for college basketball fans.
Tickets for the Final Four-caliber doubleheader event, which also features Indiana and Kansas, went on sale today for just $33, including a ticketing fee. Tickets are all in the upper sections of the University of Hawaii's arena, but generally between the baskets.
The only catch, of course, is that little one about getting to Honolulu in the first place. The tickets required to accomplish that run over $600 from Tucson these days, not to mention hotel and other expenses...
Lots of UA recruiting targets will be playing in USA Basketball's Oct. 8-9 mini-camp. Miles Simon is among the court coaches.
Returning to Moon Valley HS with the NBA championship trophy, Richard Jefferson says he was a "bit of a knucklehead" early in his high school career.
Analyst Sean Farnham thinks highly of the Ducks this season.
Dillon Brooks is off the scooter, and that could be a good sign for Oregon, which has said little about his foot injury.
ICYMI, in an issue that affects both football and basketball, UA and other Pac-12 schools are gearing up their game management with the conference's new field/court storming fines in mind.