Simon rates Wildcats' backcourt No. 3 nationally

2013-12-12T17:48:00Z 2013-12-12T19:37:38Z Simon rates Wildcats' backcourt No. 3 nationallyBruce Pascoe Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

ESPN analyst and former Wildcat guard Miles Simon rated UA's backcourt the third-best nationally, behind only Oklahoma State and Connecticut.

Simon raved about T.J. McConnell's vision, Nick Johnson's continued improvement and Gabe York's growth in the game.


Grand Canyon will host a load of top high school prospects this weekend in HoopHall West, which features powerhouses such as Las Vegas Bishop Gorman, Oak Hill Academy, and Houston Yates.

UA signee Stanley Johnson will be playing with Mater Dei at 4 p.m. on Saturday.


More Michigan-related links:

-- Sporting News' Ryan Fagan talks about how Michigan guard Nik Stauskas was motivated by last season's finish.

-- MLive's Brendan Quinn has a detailed look at the numbers behind Saturday's matchup.

-- Dylan Burkhardt of UMHoops.com breaks down the Wolverines in a Q&A format on the Pachoops blog.


Malachi Richardson, a 2015 guard who still lists Arizona, is expected to make an announcement Friday. Zagsblog says all signs appear to point to Syracuse.


Are the new officiating rules really making the game better? A story on NCAA.com says they are.

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Pac-12 basketball standings

  Conference Overall
Team W L T PCT W L T PCT
Arizona 7 1 0 0.875 19 2 0 0.905
Utah 6 1 0 0.857 16 3 0 0.842
Stanford 6 2 0 0.750 15 5 0 0.750
Oregon State 5 3 0 0.625 13 6 0 0.684
Oregon 4 4 0 0.500 14 7 0 0.667
UCLA 3 4 0 0.429 11 9 0 0.550
Colorado 3 4 0 0.429 10 8 0 0.556
Washington State 3 4 0 0.429 9 10 0 0.474
Washington 3 5 0 0.375 14 6 0 0.700
Arizona State 3 5 0 0.375 12 10 0 0.545
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 55-73
Oregon at
Arizona
1/28 56-90
Stanford at
Washington
1/28 84-74
Colorado at
USC
1/29 84-74
Utah at
UCLA
1/29 84-74
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
Utah at
USC
2/1 12:30 pm
California at
Washington
2/1 1:00 pm
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