Playing in the Pac-12, coach Andy Lopez and the Arizona Wildcats see some of the country’s best competition week in, week out.

But the 12th-year coach will, with a straight face, tell you there’s not a more stressful weekend all season than the one the Wildcats just completed against Alabama State of the Southwestern Athletic Conference.

Seriously.

“This weekend is more of a strain than any other weekend I’ve coached over the last eight or nine (weeks),” Lopez said. “It’s not a Pac-12 weekend and I don’t care how many times you tell these guys that, they’re not ignorant.”

Read more in Monday's Arizona Daily Star