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  1. Arizona’s senior point guard works to be an even better leader in 2014-15

    Sep 7, 2014, 4:35 PM EDT

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    T.J. McConnell was one of the team leaders last season, but with Nick Johnson he’ll need to be an even greater influence in 2014-15.

  2. 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.

  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. Four finalists for 2014 Naismith Trophy announced

    Mar 23, 2014, 6:51 PM EDT

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    Sunday afternoon the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced the four finalists for the Naismith Trophy, which is given annually to the best player in college basketball. The finalists are Arizona junior guard Nick Johnson, Creighton senior forward Doug McDermott, Duke freshman forward Jabari Parker and Louisville senior guard Russ Smith. Of the four finalists just one,…

  5. Pac-12 Tournament: No. 4 Arizona rolls over Utah

    Mar 13, 2014, 5:24 PM EDT

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    No. 4 Arizona rides suffocating defense and a balanced offense to a win over Utah in the Pac-12 quarters.

  6. College Basketball Talk’s Player of the Year Power Rankings

    Mar 4, 2014, 12:58 PM EDT

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    1. Doug McDermott, Creighton: Remember when people were worried whether or not McDermott would be able to succeed outside the Missouri Valley? Well, he’s averaging 26.0 points and 7.2 boards while shooting 52.0% from the field, 44.1% from three and 88.7% from the line on a top ten team that still has a chance to…

  7. 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…

  8. Doug McDermott, Russ Smith among Naismith semifinalists

    Feb 28, 2014, 12:34 PM EDT

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    One day after the USBWA announced its fifteen finalists for the Oscar Robertson Award the Atlanta Tipoff Club released its list of ten semifinalists for the Naismith Award. Among the ten players on the list are seniors Doug McDermott (Creighton) and Russ Smith (Louisville), along with highly regarded freshmen such as Tyler Ennis (Syracuse), Jabari…

  9. No. 3 Arizona’s finding its collective rhythm offensively

    Feb 27, 2014, 12:03 AM EDT

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    On February 1 the season changed for No. 3 Arizona. That day may have been capped by a 60-58 loss at Cal, but the biggest loss was that of sophomore Brandon Ashley. Ruled out for the remainder of the season due to a broken foot, Ashley was one of Arizona’s most versatile players on both…

  10. College Basketball Talk’s Player of the Year Power Rankings

    Feb 25, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

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    1. Doug McDermott, Creighton: This is really all you need to know about McDermott: He averaged 27.5 points in wins at Marquette and over Seton Hall at home, and no one even batted an eye. How good do you have to be for 55 points over the course of two games in the Big East…

  11. College Basketball Player of the Year Power Rankings

    Feb 18, 2014, 11:10 AM EDT

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    1. Doug McDermott, Creighton: What else can be said about McDermott’s season — and his career — at this point? He had 26 points on 11-for-19 shooting in a win at Butler in which he just so happened to hit the game-winning three with 47.8 seconds left. He followed that up by scoring 39 points…

  12. Offensive struggles prove costly for No. 2 Arizona in Tempe

    Feb 15, 2014, 1:51 AM EDT

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    Without arguably their most versatile offensive threat in sophomore forward Brandon Ashley, it was clear at the time of his season-ending injury that No. 2 Arizona had some important adjustments to make. Ashley’s injury robbed the Wildcats of a player capable of scoring both inside and out, and that personnel hit was something Arizona would…

  13. 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…

  14. College Basketball Player of the Year Power Rankings

    Feb 4, 2014, 12:26 PM EDT

    St. Johns v Creighton

    1. Doug McDermott, Creighton: Last week, I wrote that McDermott was the runaway favorite to for National Player of the Year. I think everyone pretty much agreed with me at the time. He’s played one game since then, against St. John’s, scoring 39 of Creighton’s 63 points and burying the game-winning three at the buzzer.…

  15. Stanford misses a golden opportunity to upset No. 1 Arizona

    Jan 29, 2014, 11:57 PM EDT

    Arizona v Stanford

    Mark it down: Wednesday night may be the worst performance you see from No. 1 Arizona all season long. The Wildcats were, quite simply, not good. Stanford’s size was bothering Arizona’s big front line in the paint, Aaron Gordon was forcing things on the offensive end of the floor and Stanford was doing just enough…

  16. College Basketball Player of the Year Power Rankings

    Jan 28, 2014, 12:05 PM EDT

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    1. Doug McDermott, Creighton: Since 1997-1998, no college basketball player has averaged 24.5 points, 7.2 boards and shot 43.0% from beyond the arc. In NBA history, no player that has shot more than 15 threes in a season has averaged 24.5 points, 7.0 boards and shot 43.0% from three. Right now, McDermott is averaging 24.3…

  17. 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…

  18. Selfless play, tough defense result in another win for No. 1 Arizona

    Jan 23, 2014, 11:49 PM EDT

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    One of three remaining undefeated teams in college basketball, No. 1 Arizona was faced with a challenge in the form of the Colorado Buffaloes on Thursday night. Sure Colorado was without the services of guards Spencer Dinwiddie and Tre’Shaun Fletcher due to knee injuries, with Dinwiddie done for the year, but the Buffaloes have held…

  19. College Basketball Player of the Year Power Rankings

    Jan 21, 2014, 1:28 PM EDT

    Connecticut v Memphis

    1. Doug McDermott, Creighton: At this point in the season, I probably don’t need to do much more than simply write McDermott’s name here. Everyone else is battling for second-place. It doesn’t matter how you break it down: McDermott is the second-leading scorer in the country; he’s the highest-usage weapon in the nation’s most efficient…

  20. College Basketball Talk’s Player of the Year Power Rankings

    Jan 14, 2014, 10:30 AM EDT

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    The 2013-2014 season is sure to be a thrilling Player of the Year race, so to keep track of it, we will be posting weekly Player of the Year Power Rankings for your reading goodness. Who’d we miss? Who’s ranked too high? We love to overlook your team’s best player and overrate your rival’s superstar.…

  21. College Basketball Talk’s Player of the Year Power Rankings

    Jan 7, 2014, 12:04 PM EDT

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    The 2013-2014 season is sure to be a thrilling Player of the Year race, so to keep track of it, we will be posting weekly Player of the Year Power Rankings for your reading goodness. Who’d we miss? Who’s ranked too high? We love to overlook your team’s best player and overrate your rival’s superstar.…

  22. 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…

  23. College Basketball Talk’s Player of the Year Power Rankings

    Dec 24, 2013, 11:03 AM EDT

    East Carolina v Duke

    The 2013-2014 season is sure to be a thrilling Player of the Year race, so to keep track of it, we will be posting weekly Player of the Year Power Rankings for your reading goodness. Who’d we miss? Who’s ranked too high? We love to overlook your team’s best player and overrate your rival’s superstar.…

  24. College Basketball Talk’s Player of the Year Power Rankings: Shabazz tops the list again

    Dec 17, 2013, 9:28 AM EDT

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    The 2013-2014 season is sure to be a thrilling Player of the Year race, so to keep track of it, we will be posting weekly Player of the Year Power Rankings for your reading goodness. Who’d we miss? Who’s ranked too high? We love to overlook your team’s best player and overrate your rival’s superstar.…

  25. College Basketball Talk’s Player of the Year Power Rankings

    Dec 10, 2013, 12:25 PM EDT

    AP photo

    The 2013-2014 season is sure to be a thrilling Player of the Year race, so to keep track of it, we will be posting weekly Player of the Year Power Rankings for your reading goodness. Who’d we miss? Who’s ranked too high? We love to overlook your team’s best player and overrate your rival’s superstar.…