Hansen: Arizona won't be undefeated much longer

2013-01-05T20:00:00Z Hansen: Arizona won't be undefeated much longerBy Greg Hansen, Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
January 05, 2013 8:00 pm  • 

So carefree was the attitude at McKale Center on Saturday that when Utah’s Jason Washburn scored on a dunk eight seconds into the second half, the scoreboard operator didn’t register the points.

The in-house score remained 30-23 for almost another minute, as if to suggest “does it really matter?” C’mon, it’s Utah.

But when Utah scored again, its total jumped from 23 to 27 and the game was on. This time all 14,545 fans were keeping the uncomfortable score.

In a weekend in which the Wildcats were scared straight, surviving two harrowing finishes, two final shots that might’ve sent them tumbling into mid-season oblivion, one thing became apparent.

Arizona won’t be undefeated much longer.

On Jan. 6, 2013, this is not the nation’s third-best college basketball team. Not yet. Not even close. Maybe No. 10 or No. 15, but certainly not No. 3.

If the Wildcats return from this week’s Oregon Trail unblemished, unbeaten, it’ll be more surprising than a blizzard in Gila Bend.

Read more in Sunday'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
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