No. 1 Arizona Looking for Number 20: As in Straight Victories

By admin January 26, 2014 03:24

Gordon Wildcat Number 11 MVPBy Francisco Romero

Photo Credit: Arizona Athletics

After 19 games the University of Arizona’s men’s basketball team continues to be undefeated.  The Wildcats beat Colorado 69 – 57, on Thursday, to improve its record to 19 – 0 and 6 – 0 in Pac – 12 play.  

With the win the Cats established a new school record of 19 straight victories to start a season and tied the school’s longest winning streak record established in 1997 – 1998.   

Arizona continues to dominate its opponents.  Opponent’s bodies fly left and right, at home or away and on neutral courts.   

“We dug ourselves a hole,” mentioned Colorado coach Tad Boyle after Thursday’s game, but the reality is that the digging was done bye Sean Miller’s players.  Arizona gritty defense was intense since the start of the game.  It also helped that the McKale crowd was at its best as Arizona and Colorado have developed a healthy rivalry.  

Arizona’s Achilles heel continues to be its free thrown shooting as they made 8 of 14 from the charity line.  

Nick Johnson continues to impress the nation as he finished the game with 18 points and freshmen sensation Aaron Gordon with 12 points along with 4 rebounds. Brandon Ashley was the second leading scorer for the cats scoring 15 points.    

For the Buffaloes Xavier Johnson scored 21 points, while Josh Scott added 15.  

Colorado was playing without their star player Spencer Dinwiddie 

The Cats will host the University of Utah this coming Sunday and are looking for win number 20.   

Utah lost to Arizona State University 79 – 75 in Tempe.  Before the loss to the Sun Devils, the Utes defeated UCLA and UCS at home.   

Arizona entered this week ranked No. 1 in the country for the 7th consecutive week; they would also like that streak to continue as long as possible.   

It is no secret that Sean Miller and his squad are enjoying every moment of this successful season and being ranked the top team in college basketball and by all means it seems like they are not only embracing it but also defending it.  

Why Not?  

By admin January 26, 2014 03:24

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