On yet another bright Arizona Wildcats evening, when Sean Miller found it “awesome” to tie another school record, there was a dark side the coach still could not ignore Thursday night.
Mike MacIntyre spent his first spring at Colorado teaching a new culture.
Colorado freshman Xavier Johnson drives to the basket against Oregon State defenders Devon Collier, left, and Eric Moreland in the Buffaloes' first-round Pac-12 tournament victory. Colorado will face Arizona today.
LAS VEGAS - Because they were flying to Las Vegas on Wednesday afternoon, the Arizona Wildcats didn't get a chance to watch Colorado's 74-68 Pac-12 tournament win over Oregon State live.
It took Davellyn Whyte 9 minutes 20 seconds before she even attempted her first shot against Colorado, a missed three-point attempt.
BOULDER, Colo. — OK, sure, it snowed Thursday night. And then it snowballed. And, finally, the Arizona Wildcats were engulfed in a basketball fireball.
Sophomore guard Askia Booker, who averages 14.4 points a game, is one of three Colorado players who rank in the Pac-12's top 18 in scoring.
In the eyes of stat geeks, the Pac-12's second-most Big Dance-worthy team is neither Oregon nor UCLA.
What could be the nation's luckiest unbeaten team received another break of sorts Friday.
The Pac-12's instant replay system worked properly and its operators did the right thing during Thursday night's controversial basketball finish, the league and the Arizona Wildcats said Friday.
UA coach Sean Miller admitted things didn't look good for most of the game. "The percentages were not in our favor."
This can't possibly go on, can it? The Arizona Wildcats remained undefeated Thursday by the slimmest of margins once again, after a potential game-winning three-pointer by Colorado's Sabatino Chen was ruled to have been taken a split-second after the regulation clock expired.
Slim and None left their seats, headed up the McKale Center ramp and into the night long before referee Verne Harris spread his palms out flat, as if to signify, yes, Lord, basketball miracles do come in sets of threes.
The Arizona Wildcats couldn’t have picked a more fitting opponent for their Pac-12 opener this season.
Washington State quarterback Jeff Tuel finished 33 of 53 for 350 yards and led the Cougars' 18-point fourth-quarter rally - the largest overcome by a WSU team since 1985. Carl Winston ran for three short TDs to back up Tuel.
PULLMAN, Wash. - Mike Leach looked around and in an instant the mob was already closing in, heading for midfield and encircling the Washington State coach.
Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez wants to hold judgment on how his offensive line played in Saturday's 56-31 win over Colorado until he sits down with his coaching staff and watches film.