Arizona, Virginia add to reputations for March sadnessMarch 17, 2023 GMT
Arizona and Virginia rightfully lay claim to proud college basketball traditions, whether you're talking about the Wildcats winning the national championship in 1997, the Cavaliers doing it 22 years later or the many stars the programs have sent to the NBA and overseas.
Stoic Tubelis leads No. 8 Arizona back to March MadnessMarch 14, 2023 GMT
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Azuolas Tubelis' face doesn't betray much emotion.
A slight eyebrow raise, a barely noticeable smirk at the corner of the mouth, a quick side eye — that's about all you're going to get from Arizona's big man.
Top overall NCAA seed Alabama headlines South Region bracketMarch 13, 2023 GMT
Alabama made a leap into the NCAA Tournament's top seeds two years ago only to fall short of the Final Four.
This time, the Crimson Tide has risen to the top of the field of 68 with a team that coach Nate Oats believes is better equipped to meet those expectations.
UCLA radio broadcast: Arizona fan yells at Cronin’s dadMarch 12, 2023 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — An Arizona fan yelled at UCLA coach Mick Cronin’s father, Hep, following Saturday night's Pac-12 championship game, according to the Bruins radio broadcast.
When a reporter told Cronin about the apparent incident involving his 81-year-old dad after UCLA's 61-59 loss to the Wildcats, he immediately left the postgame news conference.
Ramey lifts No. 8 Arizona over No. 2 UCLA for Pac-12 titleMarch 12, 2023 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Courtney Ramey had missed all four of his previous 3-point attempts Saturday night when the ball wound up back in his hands at the most critical moment.
Ramey shook a defender and then calmly drilled one from the top of the key with 16.7 seconds left to put Arizona in front.
No. 8 Arizona beats No. 2 UCLA, claims Pac-12 tourney titleMarch 12, 2023 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Courtney Ramey made a 3-pointer with 16.7 seconds left to put Arizona in front and the eighth-ranked Wildcats beat No. 2 UCLA 61-59 on Saturday night in the Pac-12 Tournament championship game.
No. 8 Arizona beats Arizona St, gets title rematch with UCLAMarch 11, 2023 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — No. 8 Arizona got its revenge Friday night, and now the Wildcats get their rematch.
Azuolas Tubelis scored 17 points and Arizona beat Arizona State 78-59 in the Pac-12 Conference Tournament semifinals.
Arizona State upsets 3-seed USC in Pac-12 quarterfinalsMarch 10, 2023 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Desmond Cambridge Jr. hit six of Arizona State's 14 3-pointers and scored 27 points as the sixth-seeded Sun Devils upset USC, the No. 3 seed, 77-72 in a Pac-12 Conference tournament quarterfinal on Thursday night.
No. 8 Arizona pulls away from Stanford, reaches Pac-12 semisMarch 10, 2023 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Stanford had already beaten No. 8 Arizona in the season's lone meeting, and Wildcats coach Tommy Lloyd was not at all surprised the Cardinal were a tough out Thursday night.
Behind a balanced scoring attack and a late run, the Wildcats finally put away Stanford, winning the Pac-12 Conference Tournament quarterfinal 95-84.
UCLA is hoping for better Pac-12 tourney, Vegas experienceMarch 7, 2023 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — UCLA coach Mick Cronin has a unique relationship with Las Vegas.
He was offered the UNLV job in 2016, turning it down to remain at Cincinnati, and has said he considers Las Vegas his second home.
No. 4 UCLA beats No. 8 Arizona 81-73, goes 17-0 at homeMarch 5, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The final buzzer sounded and the party was on at Pauley Pavilion.
Jaime Jaquez Jr. rushed into the student section, his shaggy damp hair stuck to his face, and started bobbing up and down.
Jaquez siblings helping UCLA men, women succeed on courtMarch 4, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jaime Jaquez Jr. is having the type of senior season at UCLA most players dream about.
The 6-foot-7 guard/forward led his team in scoring and rebounding as the fourth-ranked Bruins captured their first outright regular-season Pac-12 title since 2013.
No. 1 Houston routs Wichita State 83-66March 3, 2023 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) — Jamal Shead scored a career-high 25 points, Marcus Sasser added 24 and No. 1 Houston defeated Wichita State 83-66 on Thursday night.
Shead shot 10 of 17 from the field. The junior was 4 of 8 on 3-pointers.
Tubelis’ 25 points power No. 8 Arizona past USC, 87-81March 3, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Azoulas Tubelis scored 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and No. 8 Arizona ended USC's 14-game home win streak with an 87-81 victory Thursday night.
It was the Wildcats’ first game since they were upset by rival Arizona State on an improbable half-court shot at the buzzer, 89-88.
No. 8 Arizona’s Ballo finds balance in basketball and lifeMarch 1, 2023 GMT
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Oumar Ballo always had the power to bull through smaller opponents, his 7-foot, 260-pound frame pretty much ensuring every opponent was smaller.
What the Arizona center needed was a better way to pull back on the reins; when you're that big, changing directions can take a little longer.
Weber State outlasts Northern Arizona 90-89 in OTFebruary 28, 2023 GMT
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Steven Verplancken Jr. scored 26 points, Dillon Jones added a double-double and Weber State defeated Northern Arizona 90-89 in overtime on Monday night.
Verplancken shot 8 for 15 from the floor (4 for 8 from 3-point range) and 6 of 6 from the free-throw line for the Wildcats (17-14, 12-6 Big Sky Conference).
Ellis, Peterson lead Southern California over Utah 62-49February 26, 2023 GMT
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Boogie Ellis scored 16 points, Drew Peterson added 14 and Southern California picked up its fourth straight win with a 62-49 victory over Utah on Saturday night.
Utah tops Stanford to earn share of first-ever Pac-12 titleFebruary 26, 2023 GMT
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gianna Kneepkens scored 28 points to lead No. 8 Utah to an 84-78 victory over No. 3 Stanford on Saturday that gave the Utes a share of their first regular-season Pac-12 Conference title.
Beers, Blacklock lead Oregon State women past No. 14 ArizonaFebruary 25, 2023 GMT
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Raegan Beers had 24 points and 13 rebounds, fellow freshman Adlee Blacklock scored 22, and Oregon State upset No. 14 Arizona 78-70 on Saturday, snapping the Beavers' nine-game losing streak.
Gonzaga and Saint Mary’s on collision course for WCC titleFebruary 21, 2023 GMT
The challenge that faces Gonzaga coach Mark Few is the same one facing Saint Mary's counterpart Randy Bennett this week: Avoid looking past must-win mid-week games to their showdown on Saturday night in Spokane, Washington.
South Carolina’s No. 1 run in women’s Top 25 hits 35 weeksFebruary 20, 2023 GMT
South Carolina survived one of its stiffest tests of the season to remain No. 1 in The Associated Press women's college basketball poll released Monday.
Ballo dominates inside, No. 8 Arizona beats Colorado 78-68February 19, 2023 GMT
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona opened the game by getting the ball down low to Azuolas Tubelis for a jump hook.
Kerr Kriisa followed with two bad passes, then Tubelis two of his own — not the start coach Tommy Lloyd had in mind for a conference home game.
Shaina Pellington scores 35, No. 18 Arizona tops No. 4 UtahFebruary 18, 2023 GMT
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Shaina Pellington made 11 straight shots on her way to scoring a career-high 35 points, leading No. 18 Arizona over No. 4 Utah 82-72 on Friday night.
Cate Reese added 16 points for the Wildcats (20-6, 10-5).
No. 17 Arizona women finish strong, rout California 80-57February 12, 2023 GMT
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Shaina Pellington scored 24 points, Esmery Martinez came close to a triple-double, and No. 17 Arizona defeated California 80-57 on Sunday.
Martinez had 15 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists, and Pellington made 9 of 12 field goals.
Tubelis’ double-double leads No. 4 Arizona past Cal 85-62February 10, 2023 GMT
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Azuolas Tubelis had 23 points, 14 rebounds and four steals to lead No. 4 Arizona to an 85-62 win over California on Thursday night.
Tubelis, the conference’s player of the week, recorded his Pac-12-leading 11th double-double of the season.
No. 6 Stanford rebounds from rare loss, beats No. 17 ArizonaFebruary 10, 2023 GMT
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Stanford hasn’t lost consecutive games in more than two years. It will be even longer after the Cardinal bounced back from one of their worst performances of the season with arguably their best.
Reese scores 33, No. 22 Arizona tops USC 81-75 in 2OTFebruary 5, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cate Reese scored a career-high 33 points, including four clinching free throws in the last 7.5 seconds of the second overtime, to give No.
No. 5 Arizona uses massive run to rout Oregon State 84-52February 5, 2023 GMT
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona got stuck in Oregon State's preferred pace, forced to grind out half-court possessions. A litany of whistles further bogged down the game.
The Wildcats still managed to build a 14-point lead.
No. 9 UCLA routs Washington State 76-52; 13-0 at homeFebruary 5, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Just over a week removed from a spirit-crushing loss to crosstown rival Southern California, UCLA gave itself an attitude check.
Senior David Singleton gathered his teammates and reminded them that their time together is short.
No. 22 Arizona rallies to beat No. 14 UCLA in OT, 71-66February 4, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shaina Pellington led No. 22 Arizona on an 11-0 run to tie the game, then scored six over her team's 10 points in overtime to earn the Wildcats a 71-66 win over No. 14 UCLA in the lone meeting of the regular season between the Pac-12 Conference rivals on Friday night.
Tubelis scores 40 in No. 5 Arizona’s 91-76 rout of OregonFebruary 3, 2023 GMT
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Azuolas Tubelis took his family and friends from Lithuania to breakfast in the morning, then to see the desert surrounding Tucson.
After a 40-minute nap, the Arizona big man arrived at McKale Center and started roasting Ducks.
Walker’s clutch 3s rally No. 3 Houston past Wichita StateFebruary 3, 2023 GMT
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Jarace Walker had 15 points, including a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 4:27 left, and No. 3 Houston rallied past Wichita State 70-61 on Thursday night.
Marcus Sasser also scored 15 for the Cougars (21-2, 9-1 American Athletic Conference), who trailed by six midway through the second half before Walker connected on a trio of timely 3s.
Murekatete, Motuga lead WSU’s upset of No. 19 Arizona womenJanuary 29, 2023 GMT
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Bella Murekatete scored 18 points, Ula Motuga added 16, and the two hit several key buckets down the stretch, lifting Washington State to a 70-59 victory over No. 19 Arizona on Sunday.
No. 6 Arizona pulls away in 2nd half, tops Washington 95-72January 29, 2023 GMT
SEATTLE (AP) — That looked a little more how No. 6 Arizona wants to play with the combo of Azuolas Tubelis and Oumar Ballo dominating on the interior and Kerr Kriisa knocking down shots from the perimeter.
No. 19 Arizona women rally to beat Washington 61-54January 28, 2023 GMT
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Cate Reese scored 12 of her 15 points in the second half and No. 19 Arizona rallied to beat Washington 61-54 on Friday night.
Reese sank 6 of 13 shots from the floor, grabbed six rebounds and added two blocks and two steals for the Wildcats (16-4, 6-3 Pac-12 Conference).
No. 6 Arizona beats Washington State 63-58 to split seriesJanuary 27, 2023 GMT
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Azuolas Tubelis had 18 points and 12 rebounds and No. 6 Arizona beat Washington State 63-58 on Thursday night.
Kerr Kriisa added 15 points to help Wildcats (18-3, 7-3 Pac-12) split the season series with the Cougars (9-13.
Boogie Ellis scores 31, leads USC over No. 8 UCLA 77-64January 27, 2023 GMT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — This time, Southern California finished the job.
Boogie Ellis scored 27 of his career-high 31 points in the second half, leading a 27-6 run that put the Trojans ahead for good, and USC defeated No.
da Silva, Simpson’s 3 help Colorado top Washington St. 58-55January 23, 2023 GMT
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Tristan da Silva scored 27 points on 11-of-13 shooting, KJ Simpson hit a straight-away 3-pointer in the closing seconds and Colorado beat Washington State 58-55 Sunday.
No. 19 Arizona women cruise to 80-67 win over Arizona StateJanuary 23, 2023 GMT
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Madison Conner came off the bench to score 16 points, Esmery Martinez posted her fifth double-double of the season and No. 19 Arizona cruised to an 80-67 victory over Arizona State on Sunday.
No. 11 Arizona ends No. 5 UCLA’s 14-game win streakJanuary 21, 2023 GMT
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona spent the first half banging bodies with UCLA and the closing seconds desperately trying to hang on against the Bruins' press.
Even through that, the Wildcats kept their composure and came out with what may be their most impressive win of the season.
No. 11 Arizona uses revamped lineup to roll over USC 81-66January 20, 2023 GMT
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Frustrated with another offensive letdown, Arizona coach Tommy Lloyd decided he was going to shake up the starting lineup.
Before pulling the trigger, Lloyd wanted to run it by his team.
Pili’s late free throws push No. 10 Utah past No. 14 ArizonaJanuary 15, 2023 GMT
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Alissa Pili scored 27 points, including the winning free throws with 0.3 seconds left, to lead No. 10 Utah to an 80-79 victory over No. 14 Arizona on Sunday.
Pili went 11 of 16 from the field, while Gianna Kneepkens finished with 20 points and seven rebounds for the Utes (15-1, 5-1 Pac-12).
Couisnard scores 27, leads Oregon over No. 9 Arizona 87-68January 15, 2023 GMT
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Jermaine Couisnard scored 27 points in his first start of the season as Oregon beat No. 9 Arizona 87-68 on Saturday night.
Couisnard, a transfer from South Carolina who missed the first 14 games of the season due to injury, made six 3-pointers, including one that was intended to be an assist on an alley-oop.
Gonzaga edges BYU on late 3 by StrawtherJanuary 13, 2023 GMT
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Julian Strawther hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 9.8 seconds left to lift No. 8 Gonzaga to a 75-74 victory over BYU on Thursday night.
Drew Timme had 19 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Bulldogs.
Tubelis lifts No. 9 Arizona to 86-74 win over Oregon StateJanuary 13, 2023 GMT
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Pac-12 scoring leader Azuolas Tubelis had 25 points to help No. 9 Arizona beat Oregon State 86-74 on Thursday night.
The Wildcats (15-2, 4-2 Pac-12) were coming off a 74-61 loss to Washington State that snapped Arizona’s 28-game home winning streak.
No. 1 South Carolina battles back to beat Mississippi StateJanuary 9, 2023 GMT
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Zia Cooke scored 16 points and Aliyah Boston added 12 to help No. 1 South Carolina remain unbeaten with a 58-51 win over Mississippi State on Sunday.
The Gamecocks were held to a season-low point total but were able to find a way.
Conner scores 16, No. 15 Arizona women beat Oregon 79-71January 9, 2023 GMT
TUSCON, Ariz. (AP) — Madison Conner scored 16 second-half points to lead five Arizona players in double figures and the 15th-ranked Wildcats beat No. 18 Oregon 79-71 Sunday.
Shaina Pellington had 14 points, six rebounds and six assists, Jade Loville scored 13 points and Esmery Martinez 11 for Arizona (14-2, 4-1 Pac-12).
Washington State ends No. 5 Arizona’s home winning streakJanuary 8, 2023 GMT
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The roars from Washington State's locker room echoed through a hallway underneath the stands at McKale Center.
An understandable celebration after the Cougars had just sent Arizona's fans to the exits early with their first road win over a top-5 opponent in 122 years of basketball.
No. 5 Arizona outlasts Washington to extend home streakJanuary 6, 2023 GMT
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona has been an offensive juggernaut in two seasons under coach Tommy Lloyd while reeling off one of the nation's longest home winning streaks.
On a night when the offensive went into a funk, the Wildcats had to rely on their defense to keep it going.
Jones’ 18 points, 16 rebounds lead No. 2 Stanford by ArizonaJanuary 2, 2023 GMT
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — When the shots weren't falling, coach Tara VanDerveer's Stanford team turned it up on the defensive end to stymie high-scoring Arizona.
Haley Jones had 18 points, a season-high 16 rebounds and five assists, and second-ranked Stanford picked up the intensity on both ends after the first quarter and rolled past No.
Oregon State women take down No. 10 UCLA 77-72January 2, 2023 GMT
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — No. 10 UCLA wasn’t the same team without leading scorer Charisma Osborne and Oregon State took advantage of her absence.
Raegan Beers had 22 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Beavers (9-5, 1-2 Pac-12) in a 77-72 win on Sunday.
Reese scores 13, No. 18 Arizona women beat Cal 62-56January 1, 2023 GMT
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Cate Reese scored six of her 13 points in the fourth quarter, Shaina Pellington added 12 points and No. 18 Arizona beat California 62-56 Saturday night to win its fifth game in a row.
Ballard leads Weber State past Northern Arizona 76-60December 31, 2022 GMT
OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Junior Ballard scored 16 points as Weber State beat Northern Arizona 76-60 on Saturday night.
Ballard was 6-of-8 shooting (4 for 6 from distance) for the Wildcats (7-8, 2-0 Big Sky Conference).
Tubelis scores 21, No. 5 Arizona beats Arizona State 69-60December 31, 2022 GMT
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Azuolas Tubelis scored 21 points, Oumar Ballo had 12 points and 12 rebounds, and No. 5 Arizona withstood a second-half comeback by Arizona State for a 69-60 victory Saturday.
Kerr Kriisa had 12 points and five assists for the Wildcats (13-1, 2-1 Pac-12), who won their fifth straight in the series.
No. 18 Arizona women beat ASU 84-66 in Pac-12 openerDecember 30, 2022 GMT
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Esmery Martinez finished with 21 points and 10 rebounds to power No. 18 Arizona to an 84-66 victory over Arizona State in a Pac-12 Conference opener on Thursday night.
Martinez sank 9 of 14 shots from the floor to help the Wildcats (11-1) shoot 55.4% overall.
No. 10 Arizona tops No. 14 Indiana 89-75 in Vegas clashDecember 11, 2022 GMT
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Azuolas Tubelis scored 21 points and No. 10 Arizona defeated No. 14 Indiana 89-75 on Saturday night in the Vegas Clash.
The Wildcats (8-1) held off Indiana’s surge after their lead was trimmed to 59-56 on consecutive 3-pointers by the Hoosiers midway through the second half.