Their 27th consecutive NCAA tournament appearance all but guaranteed, the Arizona Wildcats nonetheless figure to find themselves in foreign territory when seeds are announced Sunday at 7 p.m.
UA's Terrell Turner goes for 71 yards on a reception in the Wildcats' 31-21 win over BYU in the 2008 Las Vegas Bowl.
Arizona Wildcats athletic director Greg Byrne has a saying that he attaches to tweets, says in interviews and reminds fans of every chance he gets: "Phoenix is Wildcat Country."
Belmont showed in an NCAA first-round loss to Duke and DeMarcus Nelson, center, in 2008 that it's not likely to be in awe of No. 6 UA on Thursday.
A sixth seed was Kansas, 1988, running the table, cutting down the nets Arizona so desperately hoped would become treasures in Lute Olson's trophy case.
UA freshman forward Grant Jerrett, left, and senior guard Mark Lyons reflect on a 66-64 loss to UCLA in the Pac-12 tournament semifinals. The Wildcats blew an 11-point lead midway through the second half, hurt by a technical called on coach Sean Miller.
Sabino coach Jay Campos, whose squad will open against Salpointe, is expected to field another strong team in 2013.
Immediately after Friday's loss to UCLA, while the game was still bigger than life, Arizona's locker room was funereal, almost as if the Wildcats had been kicked out of the NCAA tournament by East Tennessee State or Santa Clara.
The Pac-12 postseason awards released Monday mirrored the 2012-13 Arizona Wildcats.
Arizona State University administrators are getting backlash from students and alumni who dislike the new version of Sparky the Sun Devil, the school’s costumed mascot.
Shabazz Muhammad's average of 18.3 points per game is tops among the nation's freshmen. It might help the Bruin win Pac-12 Player of the Year.
Ben Howland's list of basketball's five greatest players starts with Bill Russell, and continues to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar before reaching Michael Jordan at No. 3, Magic Johnson fourth, and Kobe Bryant fifth.
Pac-12 Tournament bracket
When Arizona Wildcats coach Sean Miller was asked Saturday about possibly facing Colorado again in the Pac-12 tournament, he hesitated.
Nick Johnson, driving on ASU center Jordan Bachynski in the second half, finished with 17 points, four rebounds, three assists and three steals to energize the Wildcats.
The lasting image from senior day at McKale Center will have nothing to do with framed jerseys, proud parents or Ooh Aah Man Joe Cavaleri, or with band members and cheerleaders who've run out of eligibility.
Other quarterback candidates watch senior lefty B.J. Denker, who started one game last year for an injured Matt Scott and led UA over Colorado 56-31.