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 0 0 0 0.000
Arizona State 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
California 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
Colorado 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
Oregon 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
Oregon State 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
Stanford 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
UCLA 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
USC 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
Utah 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
Washington 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
Washington State 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000

AP Top 25


Pac-12 basketball schedule

Teams Date Time
Azusa Pacific at
Washington State
11/7 12:00 am
Cal Poly Pomona at
Arizona
11/9 4:00 pm
Mount St. Mary's at
Arizona
11/14 6:00 pm
Coppin State at
Oregon
11/14 10:00 pm
Detroit at
Oregon
11/17 9:00 pm
Cal-Irvine at
Arizona
11/19 7:00 pm
Oral Roberts at
Oregon State
11/21 7:00 pm
Texas-Pan American at
Utah
11/26 6:00 pm
Northern Colorado at
Colorado
12/13 4:00 pm
Washington State at
Santa Clara
12/13 8:00 pm
Grambling at
Oregon State
12/15 8:00 pm
Grambling at
Washington
12/17 9:00 pm
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