SWEET 16 APPEARANCES A MATTER OF SEMANTICS

2013-03-24T00:00:00Z SWEET 16 APPEARANCES A MATTER OF SEMANTICS Arizona Daily Star
March 24, 2013 12:00 am

The Arizona Wildcats are headed back to the Sweet 16.

Their number of trips, however, is a matter for discussion.

The Wildcats qualified for the NCAA tournament's round of 16 for the 16th time in program history on Saturday, when they beat Harvard in Salt Lake City.

However, the NCAA only classifies the last 15 as "Sweet 16" berths.

The UA played in the 1951 NCAA tournament, which started with just 16 teams in the bracket. The NCAA didn't coin the term "Sweet 16" until 1975, the first year that all teams in the tournament had to win at least one game to advance to the round of 16. The Wildcats abide by the official NCAA number: This season's pregame intro video touted the program's 14 Sweet 16s.

Make that 15 now.

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