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 0 0 0 0.000 11 0 0 1.000
Washington 0 0 0 0.000 9 0 0 1.000
California 0 0 0 0.000 9 1 0 0.900
UCLA 0 0 0 0.000 8 3 0 0.727
Oregon 0 0 0 0.000 7 3 0 0.700
Oregon State 0 0 0 0.000 7 2 0 0.778
Utah 0 0 0 0.000 7 2 0 0.778
Arizona State 0 0 0 0.000 6 4 0 0.600
Stanford 0 0 0 0.000 6 2 0 0.750
Colorado 0 0 0 0.000 6 3 0 0.667
USC 0 0 0 0.000 6 4 0 0.600
Washington State 0 0 0 0.000 4 6 0 0.400

AP Top 25


Pac-12 basketball schedule

Teams Date Time
DePaul at
Oregon State
12/18
Eastern Washington at
California
12/19 8:00 pm
Arizona at
UTEP
12/19 9:00 pm
Delaware State at
Oregon
12/20 1:00 pm
Lehigh at
Arizona State
12/20 7:00 pm
Oklahoma at
Washington
12/20 7:00 pm
DePaul at
Colorado
12/22 2:30 pm
UC-Santa Barbara at
Oregon
12/22 7:00 pm
Tulane at
Washington
12/22 9:00 pm
Detroit at
Arizona State
12/23 1:00 pm
Stanford at
Texas
12/23 5:00 pm
South Dakota State at
Utah
12/23 7:00 pm
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