Wildcats reflect on winning conference

Sean Miller and his players reflected on winning the Pac-12 on Sunday night. Read on to see their thoughts on being the Pac-12 champion.

You don't have to tell Sean Miller or his players how important winning a Pac-12 title is.

They have known since the start of the season and now that the task has finally been completed, both parties can reflect on what the Wildcats were able to do on Sunday night.

"I think winning a National Championship or getting to a Final Four is self-explanatory," Miller said. "I don't think in college basketball that enough credit is given to how difficult it is to win a regular season championship."

For Arizona, winning the Pac-12 may be a bit sweeter than usually considering the obstacles it has overcome.

"If you think about the hostile environments that we've played in front of and how long the season is, winning the regular season championship is not something that we take lightly," he said.

Junior Nick Johnson was excited about winning the conference, but also admits that there is still a ways to go.

"This was one of our three goals we set this year," Johnson said. "They were winning the regular season, the Pac-12 tournament, and the National Championship.

"The season isn't over yet though. We still have two games left, and right now we're trying to play for a seed and for ourselves. We want to go down in Arizona history as one of the best teams ever."

In addition, the players did not downplay the fact that they were able to cut down the nets in front of their home crowd.

"It was really nice," Johnson said. "Thanks to all the fans. Another one of our goals was winning all of our home games, and we did that."

None of the players put Arizona's win in simpler terms than McConnell, who sat out last season and now finds himself on the best team in the conference.

"It's one of the best feelings I've ever had in my career," he said.


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