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 12 1 0 0.923
Washington 0 0 0 0.000 11 0 0 1.000
California 0 0 0 0.000 10 2 0 0.833
Oregon 0 0 0 0.000 9 3 0 0.750
Utah 0 0 0 0.000 9 2 0 0.818
UCLA 0 0 0 0.000 8 4 0 0.667
Arizona State 0 0 0 0.000 8 5 0 0.615
Colorado 0 0 0 0.000 7 4 0 0.636
USC 0 0 0 0.000 7 4 0 0.636
Stanford 0 0 0 0.000 7 3 0 0.700
Oregon State 0 0 0 0.000 7 3 0 0.700
Washington State 0 0 0 0.000 5 6 0 0.455

AP Top 25


Pac-12 basketball schedule

Teams Date Time
Harvard at
Arizona State
12/28 12:00 pm
Cal State-Bakersfield at
California
12/28 1:30 pm
Cal-Davis at
Washington State
12/28 4:00 pm
UCLA at
Alabama
12/28 4:30 pm
Stony Brook at
Washington
12/28 6:00 pm
Cal-Irvine at
Oregon
12/29 9:00 pm
Arkansas-Pine Bluff at
Stanford
12/29 9:00 pm
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