The Cats started off with their usual stretch and then went into various lay-up and shooting drills. It was a basic walk-through as the coached merely reinforced the basics in a rare open practice. In addition to the congregated media, a handful of fans looked on.
The Wildcats concluded the practice with a brief halfcourt and full-court scrimmage, concentrating on their halfcourt sets.
While the Wildcats were practicing, their opponents were stranded. The Catamounts had a layover in Denver and were still at the airport when it was closed due to blizzard conditions. The Catamounts did find alternate transportation and were expected to get into Salt Lake City by early evening.
*Lute Olson joked with CBS announcers Dick Enberg, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Matt Goukas while the players worked with the assistant coaches.
*Former Wildcat and Utah native Quynn Tebbs was on hand to watch practice. Tebbs, a redshirt on Arizona's 1997 championship squad, finished his career at Weber State.
*Wildcat guard Fil Torres was not with the club, but will be joining the team later in the evening.
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