Arizona basketball: Long route to UCLA paying off for Drew II, Bruins alike

2013-03-01T22:00:00Z Arizona basketball: Long route to UCLA paying off for Drew II, Bruins alikeBy Patrick Finley Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
March 01, 2013 10:00 pm  • 

LOS ANGELES — The day after Larry Drew II and Brandon Jennings played in the 2007 Cactus Classic at McKale Center, they each met with Lute Olson.

The Arizona Wildcats coach — who had, within a month, dismissed longtime assistant Jim Rosborough and hired Kevin O’Neill — had to choose between the two high school point guards.

“He told me straight up, basically, ‘I want both of you guys,’” Drew said. “’You’re great point guards in my opinion. And whoever commits first.’”

That wasn’t the first time that year Drew heard the ultimatum. He was offered a scholarship to UCLA, but only if he committed within a week.

In both cases, Drew waited.

Read more about Drew in Saturday's Arizona Daily Star.

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Pac-12 basketball standings

  Conference Overall
Team W L T PCT W L T PCT
Arizona 6 1 0 0.857 18 2 0 0.900
Utah 5 1 0 0.833 15 3 0 0.833
Stanford 5 2 0 0.714 14 5 0 0.737
Oregon State 5 2 0 0.714 13 5 0 0.722
Oregon 4 3 0 0.571 14 6 0 0.700
Washington 3 3 0 0.500 14 4 0 0.778
UCLA 3 4 0 0.429 11 9 0 0.550
Washington State 3 4 0 0.429 9 10 0 0.474
Colorado 3 4 0 0.429 10 8 0 0.556
Arizona State 2 5 0 0.286 11 10 0 0.524
California 1 6 0 0.143 11 9 0 0.550
USC 1 6 0 0.143 9 10 0 0.474

AP Top 25


Pac-12 basketball schedule

Teams Date Time
UCLA at
Oregon
1/24 64-82
USC at
Oregon State
1/24 55-59
Washington State at
Colorado
1/24 58-90
Arizona at
California
1/24 73-50
Arizona State at
Stanford
1/24 70-89
Washington at
Utah
1/25 6:30 pm
Oregon State at
Arizona State
1/28 6:00 pm
Oregon at
Arizona
1/28 8:00 pm
Stanford at
Washington
1/28 9:00 pm
Colorado at
USC
1/29 7:30 pm
Utah at
UCLA
1/29 8:00 pm
California at
Washington State
1/29 9:00 pm
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