Wildcats will host 'white-out' game again

2013-06-04T13:43:00Z 2013-06-04T14:10:41Z Wildcats will host 'white-out' game againBruce Pascoe Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
June 04, 2013 1:43 pm  • 

After his Wildcats missed 12 of their first 13 field goals in an 84-73 loss to UCLA before a "white-out" crowd at McKale Center last season, coach Sean Miller all but declared the promotion was finished.

“It was a very difficult loss,” Miller said shortly afterward. “The white-out theme that we have, I think we’re going to retire it, put it in a package and let someone else do it. It hasn’t worked out very well for us the last two years.”

Arizona is 1-2 in "white out" games and hasn't won since Derrick Williams and his bandage "claw" swatted away a Washington shot to save a UA victory in 2010-11.

But Miller announced today via Twitter that the Wildcats will give it another shot on Dec. 7 against UNLV.

While it may be questionable why Arizona would want to hold another white out, the timing of the promotion makes sense. It can help assure the Wildcats attract a sellout at a slower time of the season and will not create extra emotion during the Pac-12 season, which the Wildcats arguably felt in the opening moments of last season's UCLA loss.

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