SEEN AND HEARD

2011-02-18T00:00:00Z 2012-11-30T19:32:27Z SEEN AND HEARD Arizona Daily Star
February 18, 2011 12:00 am

Busch honored

Frank Busch turned to the crowd and bowed.

The legendary UA swim coach was honored at halftime alongside his wife and three of his five adult children.

Wearing a red UA dress shirt, Busch stood at midcourt and listened as an announcer rattled off his stellar résumé while swimming highlights aired on the scoreboard.

Since 1991, at least one UA swimmer has won an individual championship in every season.

The crowd, which included former swimmer and Olympian Amanda Beard, rose to its feet.

"Just being part of this community, part of this university," he said. "I'm so fortunate."

Busch announced last month he is leaving the UA to become the USA Swimming national team executive director, effective at the end of the season.

Greg Byrne and athletic department personnel gave Busch the John "Button" Salmon Service Award - the same given to Dick Tomey in the fall - for his contributions to the Wildcats.

The big number

24

Field goals attempted by WSU's Klay Thompson, the most by any UA foe this year. BYU's Jimmer Fredette had 22.

Suggs out?

Washington guard Scott Suggs sprained the medial collateral ligament in his knee after three minutes at Arizona State on Thursday, hurting his chances to play Saturday against the Wildcats.

It could be a major blow for the Huskies. The guard averages 7.6 points and 2.1 rebounds per game.

New heads

We pointed out after the last McKale Center game that, for his contribution against USC, Alex Jacobson didn't even have a giant Xerox-copied head held aloft by Zona Zoo.

So we're obligated, and happy, to report that Tree has received his giant head, as have reserves Daniel Bejarano, Robert Arvizu, Dondre Wise and Max Wiepking.

What, no assistant coaches?

(Your move, Zona Zoo).

Traffic jam

Tucson Water crews began an emergency repair of a waterline break at the corner of Campbell Avenue and Sixth Street during the game, prompting fears of a catastrophic traffic jam afterward.

Cars moved slower, but they weren't bumper-to-bumper.

San Diego guys

Angelo Chol became the latest San Diego star to commit to play for the Arizona Wildcats.

Short of Bill Walton - depending on whom you ask, the greatest collegiate player ever - San Diego isn't known as a basketball hotbed. Yet since the 1989-90 season, the Wildcats have boasted three first-team All-Pac-10 players from the area.

Jud Buechler hails from the suburb of Poway and Chase Budinger is from Encinitas. Luke Walton is from San Diego proper.

Throw in Tony Clark, who played basketball briefly at the UA before switching to pro baseball, and those four San Diegans who played basketball at the UA have made at least $53 million.

Quotable

"Ebin Britton"

The Jacksonville Jaguars offensive lineman and UA grad was honored as the Wildcat Club Member of the Game at halftime. Too bad they spelled his name wrong on the scoreboard. It's E-b-e-n.

More quotable

"We have some games where we're good at the beginning of the games and bad at the end, and others where we're bad at the beginning and good at the end. Tonight was one of those games where we weren't good at the start - or (Arizona) was just really good."

WSU coach Ken Bone

Patrick Finley

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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
Colorado at
Wyoming
11/22 33-56
Duke at
Stanford
11/22 33-56
Long Beach State at
UCLA
11/23 8:00 pm
Missouri at
Arizona
11/24 3:00 pm
@Arizona State, @Maryland 11/24 5:00 pm
@Oklahoma State, @Oregon State 11/24 6:30 pm
@Michigan, @Oregon 11/24 7:30 pm
Air Force at
Colorado
11/25 7:00 pm
Cal State-Fullerton at
USC
11/25 9:00 pm
Delaware at
Stanford
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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