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
Utah 6 1 0 0.857 16 3 0 0.842
Arizona 6 1 0 0.857 18 2 0 0.900
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
UCLA 3 4 0 0.429 11 9 0 0.550
Colorado 3 4 0 0.429 10 8 0 0.556
Washington 3 4 0 0.429 14 5 0 0.737
Washington State 3 4 0 0.429 9 10 0 0.474
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
Washington at
Utah
1/25 56-77
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
Oregon at
Arizona State
1/30 6:00 pm
Oregon State at
Arizona
1/30 8:00 pm
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