Wildcats make mark on NCAA's top tourney lists

2012-12-11T14:30:00Z 2012-12-11T14:55:32Z Wildcats make mark on NCAA's top tourney listsBy Bruce Pascoe, Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

The NCAA put Arizona's 1997 national champions, as well as individuals Miles Simon and Sean Elliott, on its lists of top performers in NCAA tournament history.

Simon and Elliott were named among the 75 finalists named for best players in tournament history.

Arizona's 1996-97 team, which famously beat three No. 1 seeds en route to the championship, made the list for top teams. The 2006-07 Florida team made that list, too.

There's also a list of top tourney moments.

Fans will be able to vote on their choices among the finalists starting in January at the NCAA's March Madness website. The top 15 players, along with the top team and top moment, will be announced during the Final Four.

In conjunction with the NCAA, CBS will be presenting specials about the tournament throughout this season.


Lute Olson was named the 2012 Naismith Outstanding Contributor to college basketball.


Joe Lunardi has UA No. 9 on his S-curve, translating to a No. 3 NCAA tournament seed as of now.


Derrick Williams is trying to stay patient while his minutes decline in Minnesota.


Jamelle Horne is adapting well to his new gig in Mexicali.


Sporting News is going all digital in 2013, except for its annual previews for major sports, while its tablet apps and web presence will continue.


The "Bracket Buster" games are going bust after this season.


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