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Arizona Wildcats basketball: Las Vegas recruiting target narrows list

Chase Jeter says he may decide before July... and other notes/links as the April roster transition season continues.

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UA basketball notes: Gordon intent on pursuing college degree

UA basketball notes: Gordon intent on pursuing college degree

Aaron Gordon’s sister is graduating from Harvard next month. His older brother graduated from New Mexico. Dad has a degree from San Diego State. And his mother owns a bachelor’s and an MBA.

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UA basketball: Ristic adds depth, versatility to Cats' recruiting class, Miller says

UA basketball: Ristic adds depth, versatility to Cats' recruiting class, Miller says

If “unfinished business” is the new motto of the Arizona Wildcats, then incoming center Dusan Ristic should fit right in.

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Arizona Wildcats basketball: Miller excited about Ristic's post skills

The Serbian center signed his letter-of-intent to play for the Wildcats next season.

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UA basketball: Rondae’s goal: be a top-10 NBA pick

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson says he has a goal of becoming a top-10 pick in the NBA draft, which means he’ll need to spend at least another year in Tucson.

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Gordon, Johnson depart for NBA, but 'happy days' still ahead for UA

The Arizona Wildcats formally ushered Aaron Gordon and Nick Johnson off to professional basketball Tuesday, and all the requisite emotions followed: excitement, thankfulness and maybe even a little sadness.

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It's a `Happy Day' for Hollis-Jefferson -- and the Arizona Wildcats

The real "news" today was that Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is returning for another year with the Arizona Wildcats.

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UA basketball: Incoming Wildcat Allen wins JUCO award

As a freshman, Kadeem Allen was at a level of college basketball he didn’t seek, playing a role he didn’t know and in a place he didn’t really like.

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Gordon, Johnson expected to leave for NBA

Gordon, Johnson expected to leave for NBA

Arizona Wildcats freshman forward Aaron Gordon will announce his future plans today, and he probably won’t be the only one.

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Arizona Wildcats basketball: Gordon to announce decision Tuesday

Arizona Wildcats basketball: Gordon to announce decision Tuesday

Arizona says it will hold a 1 p.m. news conference Tuesday "to discuss the current state of the Arizona men’s basketball program."

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Arizona Wildcats basketball: Allen named juco player of year

Incoming Arizona Wildcats guard Kadeem Allen capped his two straight all-American seasons at Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College by being named the NJCAA Player of the Year today.

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Arizona Wildcats basketball: Stanley Johnson helps USA win Hoop Summit game

Incoming Arizona Wildcats guard Stanley Johnson had seven points and three rebounds in a starting role as USA beat the World team 84-73 in the Hoop Summit today at Portland.

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Arizona Wildcats basketball: Johnson still 'not sure yet'

Nick Johnson says his junior season was "kind of incomplete." 

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Arizona Wildcats basketball: Stanley Johnson named HS POY

Many outlets are already calling UA the No. 1 team in 2014-15 despite all the NBA decisions yet to be announced... and other notes/links.

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Four Cats have decision to make about NBA draft

Four Cats have decision to make about NBA draft

College basketball players considering an early NBA departure don’t get much time to breathe after a deep NCAA tournament run anymore, thanks to tighter decision-making deadlines.

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Arizona Wildcats basketball: Johnson won't view replay

Nick Johnson has had almost a week now to queue up that video recorder or just go online for a look at that critical offensive foul called against him with 3.2 seconds left against Wisconsin.

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UA basketball: Arizona’s latest Johnson ready to ‘rock out with it’

UA basketball: Arizona’s latest Johnson ready to ‘rock out with it’

CHICAGO — Any Arizona Wildcats fans who are still in shock, still wondering about that offensive foul call on Nick Johnson, still wondering what might have been at the Final Four this weekend, aren’t alone.

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Seen and heard at United Center

Arizona Wildcats freshman Elliott Pitts was a late arrival on the UA recruiting radar and wasn’t invited to the McDonald’s All-American Game a year ago.

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Arizona basketball: UA signee continues to win ’em all

Arizona basketball: UA signee continues to win ’em all

CHICAGO — By the time he entered his senior year at California’s Mater Dei High School last fall, state championships were almost a yawn for Stanley Johnson.

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Arizona Wildcats basketball: HS coach proud of Pitts' effort

Arizona Wildcats basketball: HS coach proud of Pitts' effort

Frank Allocco says his former player suffered from mono and a wrist injury as a freshman. ... Joe Pasternack's name surfaces in conjunction with the Cal job... and other notes/links.

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UA basketball: Johnson, who won 4 state titles, is Arizona's next big thing

UA basketball: Johnson, who won 4 state titles, is Arizona's next big thing

CHICAGO — Frank Allocco has coached against Arizona Wildcats signee Stanley Johnson for four years now, and it’s never been easy.

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Arizona Wildcats basketball: No rest for Stanley Johnson

Arizona Wildcats basketball: No rest for Stanley Johnson

CHICAGO – After Mater Dei High School won the California state Open Division championship Saturday, the Monarchs retreated to their Sacramento, Calif., hotel for a late-night dinner and celebration.

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Johnson named second-team AP All-American

Johnson named second-team AP All-American

Univeristy of Arizona junior guard Nick Johnson picked up two major All-America honors Monday, and in doing so earned an invite to the Wooden Award Player of the Year ceremonies.

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If draft drains Arizona, Wildcats ready to reload

If draft drains Arizona, Wildcats ready to reload

As of now, the Arizona Wildcats have a powerhouse roster for 2014-15 that could be a national title favorite.

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Arizona Wildcats basketball: Johnson receives all-America honors

Johnson was named one of five top vote-getters for the Wooden Award, so will be invited to its award show on April 11.

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Reinvented Arizona nearly patents Final Four product

Reinvented Arizona nearly patents Final Four product

ANAHEIM, Calif. — At the end, maybe more than ever, the Arizona Wildcats once again had a solution that they could not use.

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Arizona-Wisconsin postgame: Wounds that won't heal easily

Arizona-Wisconsin postgame: Wounds that won't heal easily

Nick Johnson says he doesn't like setting his mind on something "and not doing it" ... and other notes and links after UA's season-ending Elite Eight loss.

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A hard one to swallow: Heartbreaking loss to Wisconsin ends UA's season

ANAHEIM, Calif. — One possession. One shot. And, in Nick Johnson’s case, maybe one dribble too many.

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Arizona Wildcats lose 64-63 to Wisconsin in NCAA West Region final

Arizona Wildcats lose 64-63 to Wisconsin in NCAA West Region final

ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Honda Center continued to be a house of horrors for the Arizona Wildcats tonight.

March 29, 2014 5:15 pm Photos

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Arizona-Wisconsin pregame: Can Wildcats finally find happiness in Anaheim?

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- One notable trend ends today when Wisconsin and Arizona meet for a Final Four berth at the Honda Center:

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Final Four at stake for pride of Chester: UA's Hollis-Jefferson, Badgers' Ryan

Final Four at stake for pride of Chester: UA's Hollis-Jefferson, Badgers' Ryan

ANAHEIM, Calif. — If you buy into marketing hype and scary headlines, there aren’t many places more geographically and culturally farther apart than Chester, Pa., and that famous little amusement park down the street from the Honda Center.

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Arizona Wildcats basketball: Miller knocking again

Sean Miller and Bo Ryan have never reached the Final Four. One of them will Saturday... and other notes from Anaheim.

March 28, 2014 5:45 pmLoading…
Arizona-SDSU postgame: Wildcats grabbed opportunity

Arizona-SDSU postgame: Wildcats grabbed opportunity

ANAHEIM, Calif. – About 30 miles away at the Staples Center, the Arizona Wildcats lost a chance at the Elite Eight on a late three from Ohio State’s LaQuinton Ross a year ago.

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In the Nick of time: After 0-for-10 start, Johnson dominates down the stretch as Cats reach Elite Eight

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Throughout the Arizona Wildcats’ school-record unbeaten start and eight-week ride atop the Top 25 polls, Nick Johnson was always the guy a struggling teammate could turn to.

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In the Nick of time: After 0-for-10 start, Johnson dominates down the stretch as Cats reach Elite Eight

In the Nick of time: After 0-for-10 start, Johnson dominates down the stretch as Cats reach Elite Eight

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Throughout the Arizona Wildcats’ school-record unbeaten start and eight-week ride atop the Top 25 polls, Nick Johnson was always the guy a struggling teammate could turn to.

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Arizona-SDSU pregame: Kerr expects grind-it-out battle

The TBS broadcaster says SDSU could pull UA into a tight game where anything could happen... and tons of other links regarding tonight's Sweet 16 game.

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Best in the West: Wildcats, Aztecs to battle for region's basketball crown

Best in the West: Wildcats, Aztecs to battle for region's basketball crown

SAN DIEGO — In the beginning, Lute Olson had the firmer handshake, and Steve Fisher was OK with that.

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UA guard York comes almost full circle

UA guard York comes almost full circle

ANAHEIM, Calif. — For over three years, Arizona Wildcats guard Gabe York came to know the drill pretty well.

March 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Wildcats know Sweet 16

ANAHEIM, Calif. — By reaching his third Sweet 16 in four years, Jordin Mayes has beaten the odds.

March 27, 2014 12:00 am

Arizona Wildcats basketball: Could Zeus return?

Kaleb Tarczewski plans to apply to an Eller program this summer, which means...he might (or might not) be back. And other notes from Anaheim.

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Miller brothers give dad a Sweet 16 twofer

Miller brothers give dad a Sweet 16 twofer

ANAHEIM, Calif. — There was a predictable voice on John Miller’s cellphone earlier this week, and it wasn’t John Miller’s.

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Arizona Wildcats basketball: Aztecs trying to make history

Arizona Wildcats basketball: Aztecs trying to make history

SAN DIEGO – San Diego State will hold its annual Red & Black spring football game on Wednesday night, for a reason that has nothing to do with football.

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Powerful Cats stand in way of SDSU's first Elite 8 trip

Powerful Cats stand in way of SDSU's first Elite 8 trip

SAN DIEGO — In theory, it was an all-sports news conference that San Diego State was holding Monday at Viejas Arena, but Aztec women’s track and field coach Shelia Burrell knew better than that.

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Arizona-Gonzaga postgame: On firepower, Aztecs and the Millers

Arizona-Gonzaga postgame: On firepower, Aztecs and the Millers

Sean and Archie Miller both have teams in the Sweet 16. Guess who's responsible for that?  ... and other notes from San Diego.

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UA basketball: Wildcats back on their game, back in the Sweet 16

SAN DIEGO — The Arizona Wildcats are heading to their third Sweet 16 in five years, and you could say their No. 1 seed had a lot to do with it.

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NCAA tournament West region: Arizona Wildcats tear apart Gonzaga 84-61

NCAA tournament West region: Arizona Wildcats tear apart Gonzaga 84-61

SAN DIEGO – The Arizona Wildcats turned back into the defensive machine that propelled them to the No. 1 ranking much of the season on Sunday, coasting into the Sweet 16 with an 84-61 NCAA tournament round-of-32 win over Gonzaga tonight at Viejas Arena.

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Arizona-Gonzaga pregame notes

Some notes and links of possible interest before tonight's round-of-32 game between Gonzaga and Arizona:

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UA basketball: Arizona, Gonzaga centers come from different backgrounds

UA basketball: Arizona, Gonzaga centers come from different backgrounds

SAN DIEGO — From the way he pronounces his name to the fuzziness about his ancestral roots to how he procures one of Poland’s favorite foods, Arizona Wildcats center Kaleb Tarczewski makes it pretty clear he’s not really Polish.

March 23, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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