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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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 4 Kansas stays undefeated at home, beats Harvard 68-54December 23, 2022 GMT
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Jalen Wilson scored 21 points and No. 4 Kansas overcame a frigid performance from 3-point range to beat Harvard 68-54 on Thursday night, keeping the Jayhawks undefeated at home.
No. 5 Arizona pulls away for 85-64 win over Montana StateDecember 21, 2022 GMT
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Montana State rotated a defender down to take away Arizona's high-low game and packed the post with double-teams, all but daring the Wildcats to shoot from the 3-point arc.
Arizona did, showing off yet another dimension to one of the nation's best offensive teams.
No. 9 Arizona outlasts No. 6 Tennessee in physical 75-70 winDecember 18, 2022 GMT
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona got pushed around, unable to score at its usual pace. The shots didn't fall with the same regularity, the opportunities to get out on the break limited.
Forced to play Tennessee's style, the Wildcats beat the Vols at their own game.
Tubelis, No. 9 Arizona beat Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 99-61December 14, 2022 GMT
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Azuolas Tubelis had 20 points and 13 rebounds and No. 9 Arizona hit a season-high 15 3s in a 99-61 win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Tuesday night.
Tubelis, a 6-foot-11 junior from Lithuania, early in the game became the 53rd player in school history to reach 1,000 career points.
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.