After Arizona’s win over Arizona State to clinch a share of the Pac-12 title, discussion about the Pac-12 tournament began immediately.
“The stakes are high every time we walk out there,” Sean Miller said. “We’re trying to win every game and it’s no secret we’re trying to compete for the championship.”
There wasn’t any point in the season when it was easy for the Wildcats, which makes the Pac-12 championship even more special.
“Especially because of what we overcame,” Miller said. “You have to realize Allonzo Trier has only played 12 games and if you watch him play you realize his importance to our team.
“We have played without Kadeem for four or five games. We played without Parker for about seven weeks.
“We’ve gone through a number of things and we found a way. That’s to the players’ credit.”
The Wildcats will now face the winner of Washington State and Colorado. Should Arizona win, a matchup with UCLA seems likely.
“The Pac-12 is as good as I’ve seen in the time that I have been here,” Miller said. “Watching UCLA twice, I haven't seen an offensive team like them before.
“Oregon is very balanced and what they really have is experience. Their roster is filled with upperclassmen and players that have been there before.”