Top 10 Moments in the UA Men’s Basketball Season (So Far)

Tom Danehy

10. The ’Cats won at San Diego State. After the UA’s win in crazy-loud Viejas Arena (where Arizona should play its first two NCAA games), San Diego State went on a 20-game winning streak.

9. The unfocused Wildcats fell behind NIT semi-final opponent Drexel by 19 points at Madison Square Garden, but didn’t panic. They came back to win by six to set up a Duke final.

8. Arizona beat Duke. That’s one of the greatest three-word sentences of all time. 

7. Coach Sean Miller was chosen to help coach the USA Basketball U-18 team this coming summer. That’s a big deal and an early start on his way up the ranks.

6. Arizona opened Pac-12 play by holding visiting Washington State to 25 points. As James Coburn once said, “Man, that’s just mean!” 

5. In a wild, seesaw game, the ’Cats won at UCLA in their only regular-season matchup against the Bruins. It was a big win and one not for the faint of heart.

4. Arizona reached the top spot in the national polls and stayed there for eight glorious weeks. In reality, it means next to nothing, but it sure feels good.

3. In their first game after Brandon Ashley’s injury, Arizona struggled mightily against Oregon. But they got it together at the very last minute and came away with perhaps the biggest win of the year.

2. Arizona returned to a No. 3 spot in national polls after beating Colorado by an easy 27 points. They went on to crush California at home, 87-59. 

1. The Wildcats won the regular-season Pac-12 Championship and celebrated an undefeated 18-0 home record.

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