Arizona Wildcats

Gonzaga Bulldogs vs. Arizona Wildcats

The Gonzaga Bulldogs and the Arizona Wildcats face off on Sunday for the right to go to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament. The Wildcats are -6 point favorites over the Bulldogs with an over/under point total set at 127. The Gonzaga Bulldogs haven’t come into March Madness with the fanfare we have seen in recent years but they came out with guns blazing beating Oklahoma State in the first round. Gonzaga jumped out to a early lead and held off several rallies by OSU getting the win and advancing. Kevin Pangos led the Zags scoring 26 points. Gary Bell had 17 points, Przemek Karnowski had 15 points and nine rebounds, and Kyle Draginis had 12 points and eight rebounds. Gonzaga shot 50 percent on Friday shooting 50 percent of their two-point shots and 50 percent of their shots beyond the three-point arc. Gonzaga shot 63.4 percent from the Read More

Stanford Cardinal vs. Arizona Wildcats

The Stanford Cardinal and the Arizona Wildcats face off on Wednesday in Pac-12 college basketball. The Wildcats are -4 point favorites over the Cardinal. The Stanford Cardinal have won four of their last five games to raise their record to 4-3 in the Pac-12 this season. Stanford is 8-2 at home this season and 0-2 against teams ranked in the top 25. Chasson Randle is Stanford’s leading scorer averaging 19.1 points per game. Dwight Powell is averaging 14.3 points and 7.8 rebounds, Anthony Brown is averaging 13.1 points and 5.1 rebounds, and Josh Huestis is averaging 11.2 points and 8.2 rebounds. Stanford is averaging 76.9 points and they are shooting 48.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 70.2 points and their opponents are shooting 41.6 percent. Stanford is playing their best and most consistent basketball of the season. The Arizona Wildcats remain unbeaten and are ranked number one in the Read More

Arizona Wildcats vs. Utah Utes

The Arizona Wildcats and the Utah Utes face off on Sunday in a Pac-12 college basketball battle. The Wildcats are -15 point favorites over the Utes. The Arizona Wildccats are the number one ranked team in the nation and they have been mowing down the competition winning every game thus far. Arizona is 13-0 this season and 6-0 in Pac-12 play. Nick Johnson is the Wildcats leading scorer averaging 16.4 points per game. Aaron Gordon is averaging 12.4 points and 7.6 rebounds, Brandon Ashley is averaging 12.2 points and 6.1 rebounds, and Kaleb Tarczewski is averaging 9.8 points and 6.7 rebounds. Arizona is averaging 75.5 poitns and they are shooting 49.1 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 56.7 points and their opponents are shooting 37 percent. While Zona has been impressive offensively it has been their defense that has really been the star for them. The Utah Read More

Arizona Wildcats vs. Washington St. Cougars

The Arizona Wildcats and the Washington State Cougars face off on Saturday in a week 12 Pac-12 matchup. The Wildcats are -13.5 point favorites over the Cougars. The Arizona Wildcats hit week 12 at 6-3 but they are coming off of a home loss to UCLA. While the final score against the Bruins appeared close the game on the field really wasn’t’. Arizona is already bowl eligible but the hopes and expectations are for more fro this team. B.J. Denker has completed 58.4 percent of his passes for 1,688 yards with 11 touchdowns and four interceptions and he has rushed for 645 yards and 11 touchdowns. Ka’Deem Carey has rushed for 1,221 yards and 11 touchdowns as the primary fixture in the Arizona running game. Samajie Grant has 36 receptions, Nate Phillips has 29 catches and six touchdowns, and Terrence Miller has 23 catches. Scooby Wright has 68 tackles, Marquis Read More

Arizona Wildcats vs. Nevada Wolf Pack

The Nevada Wolfpack and the Arizona Wildcats face off in the first college football bowl game of the season, the Gildan New Mexico Bowl.  The Wildcats are -10 point favorites over the Wolpack with an over/under point total set at 75. The Nevada Wolfpack   lost four of their last five games this season and covered the spread in just two of their last 10 games but Chris Ault’s team managed to have enough wins once again to make it to a bowl game. QB Cody Fajardo had a big year completing 66.7 percent of his passes with 17 touchdowns and seven interceptions while rushing for 981 yards and 11 touchdowns. Stephon Jefferson averaged 5.0 yards per carry rushing for 1703 yards and 22 touchdowns and he also caught 22 passes. Brandon Wimberly led Nevada receivers with 63 catches and four touchdowns, Richy Turner had 54 catches, Zach Sudfield had 43 Read More

Arizona Wildcats vs. Mississippi St. Bulldogs

The Arizona Wildcats and Mississippi State Bulldogs look to build off of their big wins on Thursday as they meet in Madison Square Garden on Friday.  The Wildcats are -6 point favorites over the Bulldogs with an over/under point total set at 142. The Arizona Wildcats are ranked 16th in the nation but not too many people have bought into them being a real contender this season. Arizona is trying to silence the doubters the old fashioned way, winning games. On Thursday the Cats knocked off St. John’s as Solomon Hill scored 15 points and grabbed seven rebounds but it was a team effort as five players scored double digits. Jesse Perry had 11 points and 10 rebounds, Kyle Fogg had 13 points and six assists, and Jordin Mayes added 12 points as Arizona remained undefeated. The Wildcats shot 41.7 percent from the floor hitting 14 of 29 from beyond Read More

Arizona Wildcats vs. UConn Huskies

The Connecticut Huskies are 3-point favorites over the Arizona Wildcats in the Western Regional Final this afternoon.  The over/under total for the game is set at 145. Neither team appeared to be on a collision course for a deep run in the NCAA Tournament just a few weeks ago.  Both the Connecticut Huskies and Arizona Wildcats now look unstoppable. The Arizona Wildcats are 30-7 on the season and 20-15 against the spread.  They were 9-point underdogs to the Blue Devils who took a six-point lead into halftime before dismantling Duke 93-77.   Derrick Williams scored 25 of his game- and career-high 32 points in the first half to account for all but 13 of Arizona’s points in the first 20 minutes.  The Wildcats came together on a 19-2 run early in the second half, taking the lead for good at 54-53 on a pair of Lamont Jones free throws five minutes Read More

Arizona Wildcats vs. Duke Blue Devils

The Duke Blue Devils are 9-point favorites against the Arizona Wildcats in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament.  The over/under total for the game is set at 145.  The defending champion Duke Blue Devils handed Coach Krzyzewski his 900th win in a 73-71 victory over Michigan while the Arizona Wildcats needed a late three-point play and a little help from officials to get past Texas, 70-69. Arizona has actually survived twice to get to this point, and sophomore Derrick Williams has been the savior both times.  The team’s leading scorer and rebounder, Williams blocked Memphis’ final shot to give Arizona a 77-75 win in Tulsa last Friday.  The Wildcats were 6-point favorites against Memphis and failed to cover. Williams’ late block aside, it was a game Arizona won at the free throw line with the team going 24-of-31, while Memphis scored seven fewer points on seven fewer attempts. Sunday’s Read More

Arizona Wildcats vs. Memphis Tigers

The Arizona Wildcats are a 5-point favorite over the Memphis Tigers in this West Region matchup of the NCAA Tournament.  The over/under total for the game is set at 139. This is one of the always mouth-watering No. 5 vs. No. 12 matchups. Since 1985, No. 12 seeds are 35-69 against No. 5 seeds. The Arizona Wildcats are the 5th seed and they are 27-7 on the season and 18-14 against the spread.  They had their string of 25 straight NCAA tournament appearances snapped last year. They returned this year as an at-large bid after winning the Pac-10 regular season. The main reason for the success was undoubtedly Derrick Williams. The 6-foot-8 sophomore forward led the team in scoring with 19.8 points per game. He won Pac-10 Player of the Year for his efforts. Coach Sean Miller also won conference Coach of the Year in just his second year since Read More