Arizona Wildcats basketball: Brandon Ashley out for season

2014-02-02T18:49:00Z 2014-02-02T19:29:41Z Arizona Wildcats basketball: Brandon Ashley out for seasonBruce Pascoe Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Doctors confirmed the Arizona Wildcats' worst fears today: That sophomore forward Brandon Ashley is out for the rest of the season with a foot injury.

UA coach Sean Miller said after the Wildcats lost to Cal on Saturday that "it looks to be broken," and UA spokesman Cory Walton said tonight that Ashley met with UA doctors and underwent tests today before his condition was formally announced.

UA's release said only that Ashley suffered a "foot injury," and included a brief statement from Miller.

"While we’re all disappointed, we are also aware that Brandon needs our support and positive energy surrounding him," Miller said in the statement. "Someone once told me, the hottest heat forges the strongest steel. This adversity will ultimately make Brandon and our team stronger moving forward.”

Ashley averaged 11.5 points and 5.8 rebounds in 22 games, all starts, for the Wildcats this season. He was injured two minutes into the Wildcats' 60-58 loss at California, near his hometowns of San Francisco and Dublin, Calif.

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Pac-12 basketball standings

  Conference Overall
Team W L T PCT W L T PCT
Arizona 0 0 0 0.000 12 1 0 0.923
Washington 0 0 0 0.000 11 0 0 1.000
California 0 0 0 0.000 10 2 0 0.833
Oregon 0 0 0 0.000 9 3 0 0.750
Utah 0 0 0 0.000 9 2 0 0.818
UCLA 0 0 0 0.000 8 4 0 0.667
Arizona State 0 0 0 0.000 8 5 0 0.615
Colorado 0 0 0 0.000 7 4 0 0.636
USC 0 0 0 0.000 7 4 0 0.636
Stanford 0 0 0 0.000 7 3 0 0.700
Oregon State 0 0 0 0.000 7 3 0 0.700
Washington State 0 0 0 0.000 5 6 0 0.455

AP Top 25


Pac-12 basketball schedule

Teams Date Time
Harvard at
Arizona State
12/28 12:00 pm
Cal State-Bakersfield at
California
12/28 1:30 pm
Cal-Davis at
Washington State
12/28 4:00 pm
UCLA at
Alabama
12/28 4:30 pm
Stony Brook at
Washington
12/28 6:00 pm
Arkansas-Pine Bluff at
Stanford
12/29 9:00 pm
Cal-Irvine at
Oregon
12/29 9:00 pm
UC-Santa Barbara at
Oregon State
12/30 7:30 pm
Carroll (Mont.) at
Utah
12/30 7:30 pm
Vermont at
USC
12/30 9:30 pm
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