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  1. Arizona loses Aaron Gordon and Nick Johnson to the 2014 NBA Draft

    Apr 15, 2014, 5:17 PM EDT

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    A pair of starters will leave Arizona following an Elite 8 appearance.

  2. Report: Aaron Gordon to enter the NBA Draft

    Apr 14, 2014, 10:48 AM EDT

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    This decision isn’t a surprise. What will be interesting to see is what decisions the rest of the Arizona players make.

  3. Report: Arizona freshman Aaron Gordon expected to declare for 2014 NBA Draft

    Mar 30, 2014, 10:42 AM EDT

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    Aaron Gordon likely played his final game at Arizona, according to a report on Saturday night.

  4. Nick Johnson will get the headlines, but Aaron Gordon was Arizona’s MVP vs. SDSU

    Mar 28, 2014, 1:53 AM EDT

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    Aaron Gordon wasn’t the hero on Thursday, but he was Arizona’s MVP.

  5. Pac-12 Tournament: UCLA’s offense too much for No. 4 Arizona

    Mar 15, 2014, 8:20 PM EDT

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    Arizona is the nation’s best defensive squad, and UCLA scored nearly at will. This Bruins squad will be a problem in the coming weeks.

  6. No. 3 Arizona looks like a national title contender again

    Mar 2, 2014, 11:31 PM EDT

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    Aaron Gordon led five players in double-figures with 19 points and 15 boards as No. 3 Arizona won their fourth straight game, knocking off Stanford 79-66. It was the third straight game that the Wildcats have pounded a tournament caliber Pac-12 team, which more or less asserts that whatever had been ailing this team has…

  7. No. 4 Arizona steamrolls Colorado as Aaron Gordon finds his perimeter touch

    Feb 23, 2014, 12:37 AM EDT

    Aaron Gordon

    No. 4 Arizona entered Saturday night’s trip to Boulder in a bit of a rut offensively since Brandon Ashley’s injury. What happened on Saturday? They jumped out to a 21-5 lead 10 minutes into the game, and while the Buffaloes were able to cut the lead to four early in the second half, Arizona just…

  8. No. 2 Arizona snaps out of offensive slump in win over Oregon State

    Feb 9, 2014, 10:03 PM EDT

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    The offensive issues for No. 2 Arizona began before sophomore forward Brandon Ashley was lost for the season with a broken right foot. In the 60-58 loss at Cal in which Ashley suffered his injury the Wildcats shot just 32.3% from the field, but that was the third of a four-game stretch in which Arizona…

  9. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson saves No. 2 Arizona against Oregon

    Feb 6, 2014, 11:59 PM EDT

    Utah v Arizona

    In their first game playing without Brandon Ashley, No. 2 Arizona survived. That’s really the only way to describe their 67-65 win over Oregon on Thursday night at the McKale Center. T.J. McConnell hit a three (finally!) to give Arizona a 62-60 lead in the final two minutes, while Nick Johnson hit a couple of…

  10. Offensive rebounding, Nick Johnson push No. 1 Arizona past Utah

    Jan 26, 2014, 10:55 PM EDT

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    TUCSON, Ariz. — Just a couple days removed from a comfortable win over Colorado, No. 1 Arizona was faced with the task of taking care of business against another opponent they were expected to handle. Utah, which has been much-improved thanks to the addition of Delon Wright and the progression of Jordan Loveridge, has the…

  11. Tyler Ennis, Jabari Parker among nine on midseason Tisdale Award list

    Jan 24, 2014, 1:49 PM EDT

    Syracuse Tyler Ennis

    One day after releasing its midseason list for the Oscar Robertson Award, which is given to the best player in college basketball, the United State Basketball Writers Association released its midseason list for the Wayman Tisdale Award. The Tisdale Award is annually give to the nation’s best freshman as voted upon by members of the…

  12. Film Study: Andrew Wiggins vs. Aaron Gordon and the power of hype

    Jan 23, 2014, 6:23 PM EDT

    Toledo v Kansas

    We’ve all heard of blind resumes, right? They pop up around NCAA tournament time and are a pretty effective way of evaluating who has had a better season while eliminating the bias that comes with the name associated with the teams involved. We’re going to take a look at some blind stat-lines today: Player A…

  13. No. 1 Arizona survives late UCLA rally despite free throw, turnover issues

    Jan 9, 2014, 11:49 PM EDT

    Arizona v UCLA

    Nick Johnson finished with 22 points on 9-for-15 shooting and Kaleb Tarczewski added 16 and eight boards as No. 1 Arizona survived a furious UCLA comeback, winning 79-75 in Pauley Pavilion on Thursday night. Johnson’s work wasn’t limited to the offensive end of the floor, either. The 6-foot-3 shooting guard spent a lot of time…

  14. Assigned Reading: Arizona’s Aaron Gordon yet to reach full potential

    Jan 9, 2014, 7:51 PM EDT

    Aaron Gordon

    One of the freshmen who has been on the receiving end of a great deal of praise this season is Arizona forward Aaron Gordon, who’s currently averaging 12.4 points and 8.0 rebounds per game for the nation’s top-ranked team. The Wildcats visit UCLA on Thursday night in one of the day’s best games, with Arizona…

  15. No. 1 Arizona overcomes an off-night to beat Washington at home

    Jan 4, 2014, 5:26 PM EDT

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    Nick Johnson went for 24 points and four assists and Aaron Gordon chipped in with 18 points and 11 boards as No. 1 Arizona survived an upset-bid from visiting Washington, beating the Huskies 71-62. C.J. Wilcox led the way for the Huskies with 20 points, but where Washington did most of their damage was in…

  16. New Year’s Resolutions: Arizona Wildcats

    Dec 27, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Over the course of the holiday week, we at College Basketball Talk will be detailing what we believe will be the New Year’s Resolutions of some of the nation’s most talented, most disappointing, and thoroughly enigmatic teams. What can we say, we’re in a giving mood. Who else made Resolutions? Click here to find out.…

  17. No. 1 Arizona wins big but foul shooting remains a concern

    Dec 19, 2013, 11:27 PM EDT

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    Top-ranked Arizona remained undefeated on Thursday night, pulling away in the second half and beating reigning SWAC tournament champion Southern by a 69-43 final score. With starting center Kaleb Tarczewski out after spraining his ankle in the Wildcats’ win at Michigan on Saturday freshman Rondae Hollis-Jefferson moved into the starting lineup, meaning that Arizona needed…

  18. Late Night Snacks: No turkey hangover for Villanova, Arizona

    Nov 30, 2013, 2:23 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE DAY: Villanova 63, No. 2 Kansas 59 In a day full of great games, Villanova knocking off No. 2 and previously undefeated Kansas takes the cake. The game was hardly pretty, but that doesn’t much matter to Jay Wright. In fact, it seemed like Wright’s game plan against Kansas was to play…

  19. Arizona’s Aaron Gordon belongs in the conversation with the best freshmen despite what box score says

    Nov 29, 2013, 9:09 PM EDT

    Drexel Arizona Basketball

    From Nov. 20th thru Dec. 1st, I’ll be on the road, hitting 21 games in 11 days. To follow along and read my stories from the road, click here. NEW YORK — The headlines this season have been dominated by talk of ‘The Big Three’. Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker and Julius Randle. Which freshmen is…

  20. No. 6 Duke vs. No. 4 Arizona is more than just a matchup of freshmen

    Nov 28, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

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    From Nov. 20th thru Dec. 1st, I’ll be on the road, hitting 21 games in 11 days. To follow along and read my stories from the road, click here. NEW YORK — No. 6 Duke got the win they were supposed to get and they did it the way they were supposed to do it. Freshman…

  21. Tuesday’s Sophomore Showcase more evidence how awesome this season will be

    Nov 20, 2013, 1:24 AM EDT

    Marcus Smart

    On Tuesday night, each of the nation’s top four freshmen took to the court. Jabari Parker went for 21 points, nine boards and six blocks in a win over East Carolina, a performance that also just so happened to include his second ridiculous, coast-to-coast move of the young season. Kentucky’s Julius Randle had 22 points,…

  22. Late Night Snacks: No. 6 Arizona survives a tough road trip

    Nov 15, 2013, 2:30 AM EDT

    Arizona v San Diego State

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 6 Arizona 69, San Diego State 60 Aaron Gordon finished with 16 points, eight boards, three blocks and two steals and had a couple of highlight reel plays in the process. He shot threes with the confidence of Jerry West, and there was one move in the second half crossed…

  23. No. 6 Arizona passes a difficult test at San Diego State

    Nov 15, 2013, 12:56 AM EDT

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    After controlling the run of play for much of the night, No. 6 Arizona found itself in need of a big play with San Diego State mounting a charge at Viejas Arena. With “The Show” roaring and the Aztecs within four points thanks to a Xavier Thames layup, the Wildcats were confronted with a baseline…

  24. Thursday’s Pregame Shootaround: Late night West Coast hoops worth waiting for

    Nov 14, 2013, 12:32 PM EDT

    Arizona Athletics

    GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 6 Arizona at San Diego State, 10:05 p.m. (CBS Sports) The Wildcats will get their biggest test of the season tonight when they face off with Steve Fisher’s Aztecs. Both teams are still trying to figure out their rotations and the best lineups to work with. Sean Miller has started…

  25. Late Night Snacks: The Marathon is on, but Doug McDermott, Shabazz Napier shine brightest

    Nov 12, 2013, 1:52 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE NIGHT: BYU 112, Stanford 103 All these new fouling rules? This is why they’re put into the game. So college basketball looks more like this than rugby. Now, I’ll freely admit that the score of this game was almost entirely a result of the way that BYU plays. They love, love, love…

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