Wildcats' Johnson added to Wooden Award midseason list

2014-01-22T10:51:00Z 2014-01-23T09:06:50Z Wildcats' Johnson added to Wooden Award midseason listBruce Pascoe Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

More national recognition is finally coming in for Nick Johnson, who has arguably been the Arizona Wildcats' best overall player so far during its undefeated run.

Johnson was named today along with teammate Aaron Gordon on the Wooden Award midseason list, a group of 25 players under consideration for one of college basketball's player of the year honors. Players not on the list, however, are still eligible for the award.

When the Wooden Award preseason watch list of 50 was announced, Gordon was the Wildcats' only representative.

UCLA's Kyle Anderson and Oregon's Joseph Young were the only other Pac-12 players named to the midseason Wooden list.


Another local secret is getting out, too: That T.J. McConnell has had a lot to do with Arizona's success.


In his statistically driven list, ESPN's John Gasaway ranks Johnson the 16th best player overall and Gordon the 18th.

Kenpom ranks Johnson third and Gordon ninth.


Craig Robinson said he'd have to consider the Princeton AD job if he was no longer Oregon State's coach.


Colorado still has lots to prove to the NCAA selection committee.


Tonight's Pac-12 games:

OSU at WSU, 8 p.m., Pac-12 Networks. It's the first of five road games in OSU's next seven games.

California at USC, 9 p.m., ESPNU

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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 0 0 1.000
Washington 0 0 0 0.000 10 0 0 1.000
California 0 0 0 0.000 10 1 0 0.909
Utah 0 0 0 0.000 8 2 0 0.800
Oregon 0 0 0 0.000 8 3 0 0.727
UCLA 0 0 0 0.000 8 4 0 0.667
Oregon State 0 0 0 0.000 7 2 0 0.778
Arizona State 0 0 0 0.000 6 5 0 0.545
USC 0 0 0 0.000 6 4 0 0.600
Stanford 0 0 0 0.000 6 3 0 0.667
Colorado 0 0 0 0.000 6 3 0 0.667
Washington State 0 0 0 0.000 4 6 0 0.400

AP Top 25


Pac-12 basketball schedule

Teams Date Time
Delaware State at
Oregon
12/20 70-83
UCLA at
Kentucky
12/20 42-83
Lehigh at
Arizona State
12/20 84-81
Oklahoma at
Washington
12/20 67-69
USC at
Boston College
12/21 2:00 pm
DePaul at
Colorado
12/22 2:30 pm
Wisconsin at
California
12/22 7:00 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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