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.
The Seattle Times' Bud Withers wouldn't be surprised if Sean Miller moves East before long after the Ice Miller report detailed his criticisms of the Pac-12.
OSU's Angus Brandt was granted a medical hardship waiver to play next season.
Kuran Iverson says Memphis has put together a better recruiting class than Kentucky.