Arizona Wildcats basketball: Tarczewski will not play vs Southern

2013-12-19T18:26:00Z 2013-12-19T18:53:40Z Arizona Wildcats basketball: Tarczewski will not play vs SouthernBruce Pascoe Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Arizona center Kaleb Tarczewski will not play for the Arizona Wildcats tonight against Southern because of an ankle sprain suffered last Saturday at Michigan.

Freshman forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson will receive his first career start as a result, with UA expected to shift Brandon Ashley to center and Aaron Gordon to power forward.

UA trainer Justin Kokoskie said Tarczewski did eight hours of rehabilitation on Wednesday but wasn’t healed enough to risk playing tonight. Kokoskie said Tarczewski has been working on his strength, balance and conditioning.

“We’ll shoot for tomorrow or the next day but we’re also not going to put him in a position of risk,” Kokoskie said.

Tarczewski appeared at UA's pregame warmups wearing a sweatsuit.

Tarczewski is planning to remain in Tucson during UA’s three-day Christmas break, and he’s expected to rehab the entire time. The Wildcats will play NAU on Monday and then will not practice again until Dec. 27.

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Pac-12 basketball standings

  Conference Overall
Team W L T PCT W L T PCT
Arizona 13 2 0 0.867 25 3 0 0.893
Utah 12 3 0 0.800 22 5 0 0.815
Oregon 10 5 0 0.667 20 8 0 0.714
Stanford 9 6 0 0.600 18 9 0 0.667
UCLA 9 7 0 0.563 17 12 0 0.586
Oregon State 8 8 0 0.500 16 11 0 0.593
Arizona State 7 8 0 0.467 16 13 0 0.552
Washington State 6 9 0 0.400 12 15 0 0.444
Colorado 5 9 0 0.357 12 13 0 0.480
California 5 9 0 0.357 15 12 0 0.556
Washington 4 11 0 0.267 15 12 0 0.556
USC 2 13 0 0.133 10 17 0 0.370

AP Top 25


Pac-12 basketball schedule

Teams Date Time
Arizona at
Colorado
2/26 82-54
Arizona State at
Utah
2/26 41-83
Oregon State at
Stanford
2/26 48-75
Arizona at
Utah
2/28 7:00 pm
Washington at
USC
2/28 8:00 pm
Oregon State at
California
3/1 1:00 pm
Oregon at
Stanford
3/1 5:00 pm
Arizona State at
Colorado
3/1 6:30 pm
Washington State at
UCLA
3/1 7:30 pm
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