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
Arizona 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
Arizona State 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
California 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
Colorado 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
Oregon 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
Oregon State 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
Stanford 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
UCLA 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
USC 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
Utah 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
Washington 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
Washington State 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000

AP Top 25


Pac-12 basketball schedule

Teams Date Time
Cal Poly Pomona at
Stanford
11/6 8:00 pm
Azusa Pacific at
Washington State
11/7 12:00 am
Cal Poly Pomona at
Arizona
11/9 4:00 pm
Mount St. Mary's at
Arizona
11/14 6:00 pm
Coppin State at
Oregon
11/14 10:00 pm
Detroit at
Oregon
11/17 9:00 pm
Cal-Irvine at
Arizona
11/19 7:00 pm
Oral Roberts at
Oregon State
11/21 7:00 pm
Texas-Pan American at
Utah
11/26 6:00 pm
Northern Colorado at
Colorado
12/13 4:00 pm
Washington State at
Santa Clara
12/13 8:00 pm
Grambling at
Oregon State
12/15 8:00 pm
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