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
Arizona State 0 0 0 0.000 3 0 0 1.000
Oregon State 0 0 0 0.000 3 0 0 1.000
Stanford 0 0 0 0.000 3 0 0 1.000
Arizona 0 0 0 0.000 3 0 0 1.000
Oregon 0 0 0 0.000 3 0 0 1.000
UCLA 0 0 0 0.000 3 0 0 1.000
Washington 0 0 0 0.000 2 0 0 1.000
California 0 0 0 0.000 3 1 0 0.750
Colorado 0 0 0 0.000 2 1 0 0.667
Utah 0 0 0 0.000 2 1 0 0.667
USC 0 0 0 0.000 2 2 0 0.500
Washington State 0 0 0 0.000 1 2 0 0.333

AP Top 25


Pac-12 basketball schedule

Teams Date Time
Drexel at
USC
11/21 70-72
Toledo at
Oregon
11/21 68-78
UNLV at
Stanford
11/21 60-89
UC Riverside at
Utah
11/21 42-88
Colorado at
Wyoming
11/22 33-56
Long Beach State at
UCLA
11/23 8:00 pm
Missouri at
Arizona
11/24 3:00 pm
@Oklahoma State, @Oregon State 11/24 6:30 pm
@Michigan, @Oregon 11/24 7:30 pm
Cal State-Fullerton at
USC
11/25 9:00 pm
Texas-Pan American at
Utah
11/26 6:00 pm
Cal Poly at
California
11/26 8:00 pm
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