After Arizona lost to Purdue it was easy to look ahead to next season. One couldn't help but already think ahead and what is in store for this program. A top ten recruiting is class coming in, and the likes of Jordan Hill, Chase Budinger, and others are returning. Although the past few seasons were disappointing, it would be a shame to ignore the contribution of the two seniors.
March 19, 2007
On Monday, the Pac-10 office will announce the honorees for the men's basketball 2006-07 season: All-Conference, All-Freshman, Player of the Year, Freshman of the Year and Coach of the Year. We assembled a panel of nine experts and asked them to make their picks, finding unanimity in numerous selections. The freshmen class was supposedly the story of the Pac-10 this year - how did they fare?
Arizona's win over Stanford had an all too familiar feel to it and I'm not referring to the Tiger Woods/Robinson's Runner to win it game. After building a comfortable lead, Stanford battled back and made things a bit uneasy for the Wildcats. In the end, the Cardinal comeback fell short and Arizona got the key victory they needed to close out the regular season.
Stanford experienced undulating waves of failure and success on Saturday against rival Arizona. An excellent defensive team this season, the Cardinal could not stop the Wildcats early or late. Stanford did bag a trio of standout offensive performances, but they could not match one single sensational Arizona onslaught. Stats and trends emerging from this overtime rollercoaster are quite intriguing.
It was easy pickings for Arizona the first time around. The Wildcats were winners of nine straight heading into the game and they played like a team on a roll, downing the Bears 94-85. Things aren't expected to be so easy tonight when Cal welcomes Arizona to the eastside of the Bay. These are both different teams in a different time and that means Cal now has a chance for the upset.
March 1, 2007
Today's Fizz is dedicated to the memory of Dennis Johnson. One of the game's greats, Johnson epitomized what it takes to play point guard at any level. He locked down opponents, ran the offense, set up teammates, made open jumpers, hit his free throws and rarely turned the ball over. Farwell, DJ. Thanks for the memories!
February 23, 2007
It'll be easy for the casual fan to look at the score and the statistics from yesterday's victory and think that Washington is simply a good match up for Arizona while other teams such as UCLA, Washington State and USC aren't. While there may be some truth to that it's not much and of the little truth there is, I'm hardly buying it.
February 4, 2007