Arizona vs Arizona State

A Zona Zoo fan holds up a big head of Arizona State Sun Devils head coach Bobby Hurley in the second half during a game at McKale Center on Thursday January 12, 2017. Arizona won 91-75.

While compiling a list of the 10 toughest college basketball home courts, Sports Illustrated put McKale Center among another 11 schools receiving honorable mention.

Only two schools in the West made the top 10 — Gonzaga at No. 4 and New Mexico at No. 6 — while UA was the only Western school in the honorable mention rankings.

The top-rated home courts were no surprise: Duke, Kansas and Kentucky.

In Busting the Brackets' ranking of best home courts last month, McKale ranked No. 25 — but GCU was 22.

While UA targets Josh Green and Jeremiah Robinson-Earl are scheduled to visit North Carolina this weekend, Arizona will host three-star center Christian Koloko this weekend, his sister, Stephanie, confirmed Thursday.

A native of Cameroon with long-term upside, Koloko played with Devonaire Doutrive last season at Birmingham High School and transferred to Sierra Canyon this season, where Sean Miller went to check him out last week.

It will be Koloko's first official visit and others have not been set as of now. Stephanie Koloko said they were waiting for their parents to arrive before proceeding further.

UA coaches again showed up at Bella Vista, where Terry Armstrong is playing.

C.J. Walker says he's headed to Oregon this weekend.

Stanford toured the Pac-12 Networks.

The New York Times had an interesting look at Brian Bowen's situation.

Contact sports reporter Bruce Pascoe at 573-4146 or On Twitter @brucepascoe


Bruce is a veteran Star sports reporter who has also worked at the Las Vegas Review-Journal. He graduated from Northwestern University and has an MBA from Thunderbird.