Arizona Wildcats Basketball 2013-2014 News and Updates
2/7/14 – The Cats dropped a close effort on the road against Cal last Saturday, ruining their chances at a perfect season and slipping from the No.1 spot to No.2 in the AP Poll. Not only did the Wildcats lose the contest, but they lost sophomore Brandon Ashley to a broken foot. After the forward and his Arizona teammates spent eight straight weeks at the top, things began to look grim for the Cats. In an effort to try and rally behind their team, Arizona fans gathered at the McKale Center Thursday for the evening’s matchup against the Oregon Ducks which they knew would be another tough test for their Wildcats. With their support however, the traditional powerhouse grinded out a victory and came from behind to get the win over preseason Top 25 Ducks. Arizona needs to refocus before they head into their eight remaining conference games. Still with a convincing lead in the Pac-12, the Wildcats have just three games left this season at home: Oregon State Beavers (avg. $64), a rematch against the California Golden Bears (avg. $80), and Stanford Cardinal (avg. $80).
1/2/14 - The Arizona Wildcats are undefeated on the season, and flying high atop the AP Top 25. The Wildcats have been an unstoppable force, consistently beating teams by wide margins of at least 25 points in the last couple weeks, save Michigan, who they squeaked by 72-70 to remain perfect. Missing center Kaleb Tarczewski from a sprain, the Wildcats have fared well without the 7-footer, but are hoping to get him back before conference play starts after the New Year. They’ll open up Pac 12 conference play against Washington State for just $34 to get-in. Can the Wildcats pull off an undefeated year? With Oregon, Colorado and UCLA being their most daunting division opponents on schedule, a flawless season is doable. Get your cheap Arizona Wildcats tickets
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10/28/13 - Formidable Pac-12 champions, the Arizona Wildcats are groomed for another banner year. Despite a fantastic start to last season leading up to Pac-12 Championship with Final 4
hopes and a 14-0 record, the Wildcats plummeted, losing half of their conference games and falling to arch rivals UCLA
thrice (losing the Pac-12 title) and were ultimately eliminated by Ohio State
in the Sweet 16. They will be looking for redemption this year with their dominating and experienced line up.
Arizona Wildcats Basketball 2013-2014 Season
Arizona is favored to finish first in their conference and go deeper in the NCAA Tournament
this season, officially opening at home against Cal Poly (Nov 8) at McKale Center
. The Wildcats will partake in the NIT Season Tip-Off
with the likes of Duke
. Their 18-game Pac-12 schedule begins at home against Washington State
(Jan 2). They will avenge themselves on the road against UCLA (Jan 9) and host in-state rivals Arizona State
Jan 16. Arizona closes their regular conference season against Oregon
(Mar 3) before the Pac-12 Tournament
commences at the MGM Grand Garden Arena
5th year coach Sean Miller had to replace 60% of his scoring after losing 6 players from last year's squad, including Solomon Hill (Indiana Pacers) and Grant Jerrett to (Portland Trail Blazers). Now, the Wildcats are headed by junior Nick Johnson (11.5 ppg), who will try to earn All-Pac-12 status this year, an achievable proposition for the highly athletic guard. Aaron Gordon (McDonald’s All-American MVP) will join the line up this year, a player likened to the Clippers Blake Griffin, and reputed X factor for Arizona. Other promising freshman recruit Rondae Hollis-Jerfferson and defensive guard T.J. McConnell (Duquesne transfer) will don the Navy Blue and Cardinal on the court for what is sure to be an electrifying Wildcat season.