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 0 0 0 0.000 11 0 0 1.000
Washington 0 0 0 0.000 9 0 0 1.000
California 0 0 0 0.000 9 1 0 0.900
UCLA 0 0 0 0.000 8 3 0 0.727
Oregon 0 0 0 0.000 7 3 0 0.700
Oregon State 0 0 0 0.000 7 2 0 0.778
Utah 0 0 0 0.000 7 2 0 0.778
Arizona State 0 0 0 0.000 6 4 0 0.600
Stanford 0 0 0 0.000 6 2 0 0.750
Colorado 0 0 0 0.000 6 3 0 0.667
USC 0 0 0 0.000 6 4 0 0.600
Washington State 0 0 0 0.000 4 6 0 0.400

AP Top 25


Pac-12 basketball schedule

Teams Date Time
Loyola Marymount at
Stanford
12/17 58-67
Grambling at
Washington
12/17 38-86
DePaul at
Oregon State
12/18 8:00 pm
Eastern Washington at
California
12/19 8:00 pm
Arizona at
UTEP
12/19 9:00 pm
Delaware State at
Oregon
12/20 1:00 pm
Lehigh at
Arizona State
12/20 7:00 pm
Oklahoma at
Washington
12/20 7:00 pm
USC at
Boston College
12/21 2:00 pm
DePaul at
Colorado
12/22 2:30 pm
UC-Santa Barbara at
Oregon
12/22 7:00 pm
Tulane at
Washington
12/22 9:00 pm
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