Arizona Wildcats slip to No. 5 seed in ESPN projection

2013-03-05T17:04:00Z 2013-03-05T20:21:06Z Arizona Wildcats slip to No. 5 seed in ESPN projectionBruce Pascoe Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
March 05, 2013 5:04 pm  • 

ESPN's "Bracketology" update today moved Arizona down from a No. 4 to a No. 5 seed after its losses in Los Angeles last weekend, with a first game in San Jose, Calif. and chance to advance in the West Region. Selection committee chair Mike Bobinski has said 1-4 seeds will get preferred geographic placements.

It will be interesting to see how the Wildcats are treated because the committee has long reverted away from emphasizing late-season momentum to judging a team's entire season ... but Arizona has not beaten a likely tourney bound team since Jan. 3 (and that was the controversial Colorado win).


Believe it or not, Utah is drawing the fourth-biggest crowds in the Pac-12 this season.


Monty Poole says Cal is playing its fiercest basketball of the season since Mike Montgomery shoved Allen Crabbe.


Oregon's Johnathan Loyd has been set back with an illness as the Ducks' backcourt continues to face adversity.


ESPN has a rundown of top 2013 prospects' performances this season, with updates on Rondae Jefferson (or Jefferson-Hollis as he is switching to), Elliott Pitts and UA target Aaron Gordon.


USC has talked to Tim Floyd about coming back.


The Oregonian has lots of buzz about the Beavers' new look.


Stu W asked on the previous discussion thread how much of Sean Miller's salary is base compensation. The short answer is that he gets $1.8 million from UA and another $400,000 from IMG for a total of $2.2 million guaranteed plus incentives. He also has a $100,000 annual escalator clause that will take him up to $2.6 million by 2016-17.

There are more details in this post from last June.

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