Stupid motivational technique

Last month, Nic Wise gave an apparently controversial quote to the Tucson Citizen. He told the paper that every day in practice, associate head coach Mike Dunlap tries to motivate the Wildcats by delivering the following message: "You can beat UCLA in Pauley Pavilion."
January 15, 2009

Effort the biggest problem

What was most frustrating in Arizona's 76-60 loss to Stanford on Sunday night was the team's questionable effort, almost from the top down. Nic Wise played hard, and Jordan Hill did at times as well, but who else? The answer? Almost no one.
January 5, 2009

How good is this team?

Every year U of A fans enter the season with very high expectations for the Arizona basketball team. Usually, fans expect a Pac-10 title and deep run in the NCAA Tournament, regardless of how good the team will be.
November 3, 2008

Wise coming back

University of Arizona men's basketball player Nic Wise announced today that he will return to the program for his junior season in 2008-09.
May 30, 2008

Texas A&M Post Game Commentary

Arizona played their best game of the season and stunned Texas A&M in Tucson, 78-67. After trailing by 12 at the break, the Wildcats outscored the Aggies 50-27 in the second half to pull off their first victory over a ranked opponent this season. Bolstered by a suffocating defense and the hot hands of Budinger and Bayless, Arizona proved that they'll be a team to reckon with.
December 2, 2007

Audio: Wise and JMac on A&M

Nic Wise and Jawann McClellan are looking forward to a shot at Texas A&M. Not only is it a ranked team, but the Aggies have a roster full of Houston players. The Wildcat Texans talked about playing the home state opponent.
December 2, 2007

Backcourt mixes youth, seniors

Any talk of the Wildcat backcourt has to begin with Jerryd Bayless. The questions regarding the talented freshman are not if he will start, but where. Quite frankly, he is too good, too advanced not to start from day one for the Wildcats.
November 11, 2007

Red/Blue Analysis

It was only a scrimmage. It is tough to take a whole lot from the Red/Blue game, but we do get a first glimpse from this team. There were some good things, some bad things and some things we may not know what to make of for a few weeks.
October 31, 2007