Arizona basketball: Seniors Parrom, Hill set on playing for UA well past Saturday's last home game

2013-03-06T22:00:00Z Arizona basketball: Seniors Parrom, Hill set on playing for UA well past Saturday's last home gameBy Bruce Pascoe Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
March 06, 2013 10:00 pm  • 

When a referee approached Solomon Hill last week at USC, that’s when the Arizona Wildcats’ recent struggles really hit home for the senior forward.

A crowd of 4,207 had showed up at the Galen Center to watch a costly 89-78 UA loss, and at least half of them were trying to root for the Wildcats.

“It’s kind of disrespectful the way we’re playing when you have the ref come up to me and say, ‘You guys have more fans here than they do,’ ” Hill said. “That’s a big reason why I chose Arizona. It’s a huge basketball town and you have huge basketball support.”

That fan support, and what Hill called UA’s rep as an “NBA factory,” was why Hill stayed committed to the Wildcats until the day Lute Olson retired in October 2008 – and why he recommitted after UA hired Sean Miller in April 2009.

For the Wildcats’ other scholarship four-year senior, Kevin Parrom, the initial draw wasn’t the fans. It was coach Sean Miller, whom the New Yorker committed to at Xavier and then followed over to Arizona.

Read more about the seniors in Thursday's Arizona Daily Star.

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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
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
Stanford at
Washington State
1/31 6:00 pm
Colorado at
UCLA
1/31 8:30 pm
Utah at
USC
2/1 12:30 pm
California at
Washington
2/1 1:00 pm
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