A 12-foot-tall bronze statue on the University of Arizona campus depicting four bobcats — a male, a female and two kittens — and benches near the sculpture were covered with yellow spray paint and the letters “ASU” Monday morning.
Dave Rubio didn’t exactly plan to spend two decades as Arizona’s head coach.
Just before midnight on the same day the Arizona Wildcats lost in the 2011 Elite Eight, police escorts kept busy as about 2,000 giddy fans showed up at McKale Center to welcome them home.
As an assistant coach, Steve Walker used to spend most of his summer holed up in McKale Center, be it for summer workouts, or recruiting, for the UA’s indoor volleyball team.
Long before he met with coach Sean Miller to discuss joining the Arizona Wildcats’ coaching staff this spring, Damon Stoudamire’s image was already on a McKale Center hallway, his name was in the rafters and his numbers were prominently in the school record book.
After four years under coach Sean Miller, the Arizona Wildcats’ scheduling philosophy is finally in place.
LOS ANGELES — The day after Larry Drew II and Brandon Jennings played in the 2007 Cactus Classic at McKale Center, they each met with Lute Olson.
UA's Kaleb Tarczewski, left, and Jordin Mayes sit on the bench, watching as the Golden Bears hit 58.8 percent of their shots in the game.
UA senior Solomon Hill gets squeezed by California's Tyrone Wallace, left and Jeff Powers. The Bears wore down Arizona with a zone defense.
No visiting coach has lost more basketball games at McKale Center than Mike Montgomery. Not Don Haskins, not Ned Wulk, not Ralph Miller.
The Arizona Wildcats saved their semi-habitual slow start for the second half Sunday, and that only made things worse.
Loyal Arizona basketball fans have bought every ticket for Pac-12 games this season, boosted the Wildcats undisputably in close wins over Florida and Colorado and put on every color T-shirt they've been asked to wear for promotional gimmicks.
Allen Crabbe fell asleep on the team bus Friday from Tempe to Tucson.
The UA will commemorate the 40th birthday of McKale Center tonight, when Arizona takes on Stanford at 7 p.m. Here's a look at the Wildcats' arena through the years:
Through 37 1/2 minutes Saturday, USC had made 13 field goals on 58 attempts.
J.T. Terrell had three points at halftime Thursday.