UA basketball: Pat yourselves on the back, fans — you're second best in the country

2013-06-01T22:00:00Z UA basketball: Pat yourselves on the back, fans — you're second best in the countryBy Bruce Pascoe Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
June 01, 2013 10:00 pm  • 

Just before midnight on the same day the Arizona Wildcats lost in the 2011 Elite Eight, police escorts kept busy as about 2,000 giddy fans showed up at McKale Center to welcome them home.

Maybe that wasn’t a surprise considering that, after their 1997 NCAA title, the Wildcats prompted more than 45,000 folks to party inside Arizona Stadium.

But those frenzied moments weren’t what prompted Emory University professors to say Arizona had the second-best fan base in college basketball last week, behind only Louisville and ahead of other basketball blue-bloods such as Kansas and Kentucky.

Rather, it was the fact that Arizona still filled McKale Center to 95 percent of capacity in 2009-10, when the instability-damaged Wildcats lost 15 games and failed to reach the postseason for the first time since 1984.

Read more about the study 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 11 0 0 1.000
California 0 0 0 0.000 9 1 0 0.900
Washington 0 0 0 0.000 8 0 0 1.000
UCLA 0 0 0 0.000 8 3 0 0.727
Oregon State 0 0 0 0.000 7 2 0 0.778
Utah 0 0 0 0.000 7 2 0 0.778
Colorado 0 0 0 0.000 6 3 0 0.667
USC 0 0 0 0.000 6 4 0 0.600
Arizona State 0 0 0 0.000 6 4 0 0.600
Oregon 0 0 0 0.000 6 3 0 0.667
Stanford 0 0 0 0.000 5 2 0 0.714
Washington State 0 0 0 0.000 4 6 0 0.400

AP Top 25


Pac-12 basketball schedule

Teams Date Time
Loyola Marymount at
Stanford
12/17
Grambling at
Washington
12/17 9:00 pm
DePaul at
Oregon State
12/18 8:00 pm
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
UCLA at
Kentucky
12/20 1:30 pm
Lehigh at
Arizona State
12/20 7:00 pm
Oklahoma at
Washington
12/20 7:00 pm
USC at
Boston College
12/21 2:00 pm
DePaul at
Colorado
12/22 2:30 pm
UC-Santa Barbara at
Oregon
12/22 7:00 pm
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