LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Arkansas will face Louisville in the opening round of a loaded 2022 Maui Invitational bracket.
The eight-team bracket announced Monday for the November event will include six teams that went to the 2022 NCAA Tournament, including three that reached the Sweet 16.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke and Arizona have agreed to a home-and-home men's basketball series for 2023 and 2024.
The schools announced the agreement Monday. The first meeting comes in November 2023 with the Wildcats visiting the Blue Devils' famously hostile Cameron Indoor Stadium.
CHICAGO (AP) — Dalen Terry made no effort to hide his excitement. Then again, that was hardly a surprise.
Terry is known for his infectious enthusiasm not to mention his ability to play multiple positions, and the Arizona guard is ready to bring all that to Chicago.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona basketball coach Tommy Lloyd has agreed to a five-year contract extension through 2027 following a successful first season in the desert.
The Arizona Board of Regents on Thursday approved the contract, which gives Lloyd a $1 million raise next season and includes $19 million in total compensation.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona basketball coach Tommy Lloyd will get a $1 million raise next season in a proposed five-year contract extension through 2027 following a successful first season in the desert.
Tommy Lloyd spent 22 years as Mark Few's right-hand man turning Gonzaga into a national powerhouse.
He needed just one season to return Arizona to prominence.
Lloyd was named The Associated Press men's college basketball coach of the year on Friday after leading the Wildcats to the Sweet 16 in his first season.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Arizona point guard Kerr Kriisa is colorful, a bit wild and more than a handful.
Not just for opponents, but sometimes for the top-seeded Wildcats, too.
The Estonian sophomore is the cocky and feisty sort who can drive opponents crazy, taunt their fans and question game officials.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Dalen Terry has been a defensive standout for Arizona all season, but he has stepped up on the offensive end the past couple of games.
Terry has set career highs in scoring the past two games, including 16 points in Friday night's 87-70 victory over Wright State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Christian Koloko scored 17 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and keyed a second-half surge for top-seeded Arizona, which beat No. 16 Wright State 87-70 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday night.
March Madness is about to get its roar back.
A year after attendance was limited, the 2022 NCAA tournaments are a full-go for fans again. Arenas will be packed from San Diego to Buffalo, the road to a title paved with the sounds we've come to expect with all those buzzer beaters and breakout performances.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Tommy Lloyd has an unpretentious manner forged during formational years in rural southern Washington, professional years in Spokane.
Thoughts, words and decisions are measured, the emotional tides of more mercurial coaches a waste of energy to him.
NO. 1 ARIZONA
Tucson, Arizona 31-3
The second-ranked Wildcats won the Pac-12 Conference Tournament championship in Tommy Lloyd’s first season as coach after taking over for the fired Sean Miller in the aftermath of a federal corruption investigation of college basketball.
Tommy Lloyd has quickly returned Arizona to national prominence after a tumultuous stretch that included NCAA charges tied to a federal corruption investigation into college basketball, the firing of its men's coach and no postseason play.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Arizona clanged shots, threw weak passes, watched UCLA build what seemed to be an insurmountable lead. Then the Wildcats found a gear few teams have — maybe no other team has.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Arizona spent much of the season winning lopsided games with one of the nation's best offenses.
The Wildcats faced a rare opposing offensive onslaught to open the Pac-12 Tournament by a hot-shooting Stanford team and a forward who couldn't seem to miss.
Bennedict Mathurin flashed his athleticism in short bursts as a freshman last season, content to play a supporting role on a team filled with veteran players.
Needed to fill a bigger role as a sophomore, Arizona's bouncy guard proved to be one of the nation's best players.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tommy Lloyd sat at a postgame news conference looking at the Pac-12 regular-season trophy. The Arizona coach never expected to win it in his first season.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona coach Tommy Lloyd was asked earlier this week whether his team would cut down the nets for winning the Pac-12 regular-season championship after Saturday's game against California.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In an attempt to protect the interior against the taller Arizona Wildcats, Utah dared them to shoot from the perimeter.
Kerr Kriisa happily obliged and wound up with a triple-double, which was Arizona’s first in 18 years.
Gonzaga has made two trips to the national championship game, annually beats the nation's top programs in nonconference games and wins more consistently than any other program.
Even with all their success, there's still a corner of college basketball fans who insist the Zags are overrated, a product of Mark Few's system and a weak conference.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Tommy Lloyd's first season as the coach of the Arizona Wildcats has been nearly flawless.
He admitted this wasn't his best moment, even if the final result was just fine.
Christian Koloko has long offered potential as a rebounder and defender. Now the Arizona big man has worked to develop some needed offensive skills to improve help his NBA draft stock.
He has made a big leap in his third season with the third-ranked Wildcats, including adding some back-to-the-basket moves like a short hook shot to offer scoring options beyond just lobs, putbacks or dunks.
SEATTLE (AP) — Down by 14 early on the road in a raucous building, the last thing No. 4 Arizona was going to do was panic.
Once the Wildcats started rolling Saturday, they added even more evidence why they are one of the best teams in the country.
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Bennedict Mathurin scored 20 points, Azuolas Tubelis added 15, and No. 4 Arizona pulled away in the second half for a 72-60 win over Washington State.
Arizona (21-2, 11-1 Pac-12) won its fifth straight and is off to its best start since the 2016-17 season.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Oumar Ballo came off the bench on Monday night and immediately did what he does best — use his massive 7-foot, 260-pound body to snag rebounds, score points and generally cause havoc in the paint.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona's offense, after flowing so well in the first half, hit a Bruins wall in the second. Good looks were hard to come by, every pass contested, the stretch without a field exceeding five minutes.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona is one of college basketball's best offensive team, top 10 in scoring, assists, tempo.
When the shots weren't falling and the pace became a grind, the Wildcats turned to their defense.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Christian Koloko had 19 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks to lead No. 3 Arizona past California 96-71 on Sunday afternoon.
Bennedict Mathurin added 14 points and eight rebounds for Arizona (16-1, 6-0 Pac-12), while Oumar Ballo scored 14 and Kerr Krissa had 13 with four 3-pointers.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona had a letdown to close the first half, blowing most of a 15-point lead. The Wildcats got the rout going again to start the second half, using their defense to blow past Colorado.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Bennedict Mathurin played a supporting role at Arizona as a freshman, showing off his athleticism only in flashes.
A key cog for the eighth-ranked Wildcats this season, Mathurin is now displaying skills that have pushed him toward the top of NBA draft boards.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — No. 19 Tennessee used its experience to get the upper hand on No. 6 Arizona on Wednesday night.
Super senior big man John Fulkerson had 24 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Volunteers to a 77-73 win over the Wildcats.
Sixth-ranked Arizona has surpassed just about everyone's expectations besides those in Tucson this season, winning its first 11 games under new coach Tommy Lloyd and even wrestling a No. 1 vote away from defending national champion Baylor.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Tommy Lloyd had big shoes to fill when he was hired to replace Sean Miller at Arizona. So far, so good.
Azuolas Tubelis had 19 points and Bennedict Mathurin added 14 as the No.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona's free-flowing offense was on point, putting up another night of big numbers. The defense had some shaky moments, allowing Northern Colorado to keep it close well into the second half.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Bennedict Mathurin scored a season-high 29 points, including four 3-pointers, and No. 11 Arizona beat Oregon State 90-65 on Sunday.
Christian Koloko added 12 points for the Wildcats (7-0, 1-0 Pac-12), who won their fourth straight against the Beavers.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A holiday break did nothing to slow Arizona's free-flowing ways.
Coming off their biggest win of the season, the No. 17 Wildcats picked up where they left off before Thanksgiving, dishing out 31 assists to overwhelm Sacramento State 105-59 Saturday night.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona's players weaved freely off screens, hit teammates with crisp passes and used its defense to set up easy transition baskets.
The Wildcats looked a lot like Tommy Lloyd's old team in the coach's Arizona debut, dishing out 25 assists on 28 baskets to open the season with an 81-51 win over Northern Arizona on Tuesday night.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Tommy Lloyd spent 20 seasons working under Mark Few, helping turn Gonzaga into one of the nation's best programs.
Lloyd's task in his first season as a head coach will be to return Arizona to a place among the nation's elite.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Former Gonzaga player Stephen Gentry was hired Monday as an assistant basketball coach to replace Tommy Lloyd, who left the Bulldogs to become the head coach at Arizona.
Gentry was most recently an assistant coach at Illinois.