UA-UCLA pregame notes: Win would boost Wildcats' resume

2013-03-15T10:51:00Z 2013-03-15T17:21:30Z UA-UCLA pregame notes: Win would boost Wildcats' resumeBruce Pascoe Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
March 15, 2013 10:51 am  • 

LAS VEGAS -- A win over UCLA today might or might not be enough to earn the Wildcats the preferential treatment of a No. 1-4 seed, but it would be Arizona's first win over an RPI Top 35 team since Christmas.

In the Sagarin ratings, Arizona is 21 and UCLA is 40.

Kenpom has Arizona 18 and UCLA 43.

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Here's the official game notes from Arizona and updated stats from UCLA.

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And the full transcript of UA's podium interviews from Thursday if anyone's interested.

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The UA-UCLA game will be the Wildcats' last appearance on Pac-12 Networks of the season and, therefore, the last game many of you won't get.

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Washington is now gunning for a possible NIT bid.

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Cal is still expected to get in the NCAA tournament field despite losing to Utah.

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 Jahii Carson is likely to at least ponder the NBA after the season.

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Ken Bone's job status remains up in the air at WSU.

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Our coverage today: A game story that looks ahead to UCLA, sidebar on Mark Lyons, notes, seen-and-heard notes, Greg Hansen's column on Jordin Mayes, and a photo gallery.

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In tonight's other semifinal, Utah will face Oregon (30 minutes after UA-UCLA, ESPN).

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