Basketball

Report: Ex-Wildcat Jason Gardner arrested in Indiana

Wildcats guard Brandon Williams to miss entire season

KELLY: Can UA Athletics make the 20s the decade of ascension?

  George Kalil, president of Kalil Bottling Co., dies at 81

  Phelps’ attorney claims UA defamed coach

Barnes gets contract extension to lead Wildcats through 2024

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Report: NCAA to notify several basketball programs of major violations

Ex-Oklahoma State basketball coach gets 3 months in prison

  Former UA assistant coach Book Richardson sentenced to three months in prison

Emotional ex-USC basketball coach avoids prison after plea

  Miller snags UA alum Murphy from NAU

Arizona men’s basketball releases 2019 non-conference schedule

Couple who accused Georgia Tech’s Pastner charged

An Arizona couple who accused Georgia Tech basketball coach Josh Pastner of sexual assault are facing more criminal charges

Christian Dawkins, Merl Code convicted in NCAA bribery trial

Verdict caps trial that forced NCAA to confront corruption affecting basketball players at some elite programs.

U of A confirms NCAA investigation of Men’s Basketball

Officials with the University of Arizona confirmed to KOLD News 13 on Saturday that the Men’s Basketball team is being investigated by the NCAA, in relation to the ongoing bribery trial.

Clemson fires men’s basketball assistant implicated in trial

Clemson has fired longtime assistant men's basketball coach Steve Smith, whose voice was on a federal wiretap played at the ongoing college corruption trial

Basketball figure denies bribing coaches to get clients

Former assistant claims Sean Miller paid star player Deandre Ayton $10,000 per month

Likely NBA top pick Zion Williamson referenced at NCAA trial

  Dawkins: UA’s Sean Miller cheated while recruiting players

Jury selection begins in second trial over NCAA recruitment

Report: Judge rules Miller testimony irrelevant to bribery trial

Will Wade meets with LSU, NCAA officials

Suspended LSU basketball head coach Will Wade met with university and NCAA officials Friday.

  Notre Dame’s McGraw wants more women in positions of power

Irish women's basketball coach Muffet McGraw's comment spark a national debate on whether women or men should be coaching women student-athletes.

Baylor holds off Notre Dame 82-81 for women’s title

Baylor recovered after blowing a 17-point lead and losing a star player, beating Notre Dame 82-81 for the NCAA women's basketball championship when 2018 tournament hero Arike Ogunbowale missed a foul shot in the final seconds

  W! The Wildcats; Arizona wins WNIT championship

Aari McDonald scored 19 points and Arizona's stifling defense held Northwestern to 27% shooting from the floor in a 56-42 victory in the WNIT Championship game.

  WNIT: Sam the shot blocker

Sophomore guard Sam Thomas is the fourth tallest player (6'0) in Adia Barnes' UA rotation but she leads the Wildcats in blocks.

  Arizona advances to WNIT semifinals with 67-45 rout of Wyoming

The Wildcats ran out to an 11-0 lead and held the nation's best three-point shooting team to just 2-of-12 from behind the arc.

UA hoops team inspires younger female generations in the crowd

The atmosphere was absolutely electric inside McKale Center on Sunday afternoon. More than 7,000 people looking down on the court, but many of these smaller fans were looking up.

  WNIT: Record crowd see Wildcats take another step forward

Aari McDonald scored 18 points and dished out 11 assists as Arizona beat Idaho 68-60 to advance to the WNIT quarterfinals.

  Arizona fans ‘all in’ with Wildcats’ WNIT run

Thousands of fans filled McKale Thursday to watch the Wildcats in postseason play.

Avenatti targets former Wildcats star DeAndre Ayton on Twitter

In a tweet Tuesday, March 26, Avenatti targets former Wildcat and current Sun’s player saying, “Ask DeAndre Ayton and Nike about the cash payments to his mother and others...”

  WNIT: Arizona downs Pacific, advances to Round of 16

Aari McDonald scored 20 points, tied her career-high with 12 rebounds and dished out seven assists in the Wildcats 64-48 2nd round WNIT win over Pacific.

  WNIT: Reese’s double-double sends Arizona to 1st post-season win in 14 years

The Wildcats beat Idaho State 66-56 to advance to the second round of the Women's NIT.

  NCAA tournament: Let the games begin - in earnest

What more could you want on the first real day of the dance?

No dance ticket

UA will not play in a post-season men's basketball tournament for just the second time since 1984.

Pac-12 Tournament: USC sends Arizona home early with 78-65 loss

This is their 22nd tournament appearance.

  BEAR DOWN: Wildcats lose at McKale on Senior Night

Remy Martin had 27 points and eight rebounds, helping Arizona State beat rival Arizona 72-64 on Saturday to sweep the season series for the first time in a decade.

WOMEN: Ionescu leads No. 6 Oregon to 77-63 win over Wildcats

Sabrina Ionescu had 18 points, 13 assists and eight rebounds to lead sixth-ranked Oregon to a 77-63 win over UA in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 Tournament.

A PLAYER’S PREVIEW: Cats look to end regular season with a home win over ASU

We've got all you need to know for the second men's basketball showdown in the Territorial Cup Series.

Dort scores 20 as Arizona State beats Oregon State 74-71

Luguentz Dort had 20 points with four 3-pointers as Arizona State came back in the second half to beat Oregon State 74-71

  No. 9 Oregon State women outlast Wildcats 65-60 in 2 OTs

Mikayla Pivec had 21 points and 14 rebounds, and No. 9 Oregon State outlasted Arizona 65-60 in double overtime on Saturday to close out the regular season

Ionescu, No. 6 Oregon pull away from ASU, win Pac-12 title

Sabrina Ionescu scored 12 of her 19 points in the fourth quarter and No. 6 Oregon pulled away from No. 21 Arizona State for a 66-59 victory.

BEAR DOWN: Oregon dominates Wildcats 73-47

Freshman Louis King scored 14 points and the Ducks used two 12-0 runs in the second half to dominate Arizona.

A Player’s Preview: Wildcats seeks revenge on Oregon

All you need to know for tonight's rematch between the Ducks and the Wildcats in Eugene.

  BEAR DOWN: Doutrive beats buzzer sending Wildcats past Oregon State

Devonaire Doutrive grabbed an offensive rebound and scored on a mid-air putback just before the final buzzer as Arizona defeated Oregon State 74-72

Yahoo Sports: UA’s Miller to be subpoenaed

LSU basketball coach Will Wade also was notified that he’d be subpoenaed

  BEAR DOWN: Wildcats win 19th straight over Stanford

Ira Lee scored 16 points, Justin Coleman added 14 and Arizona beat Stanford 70-54 for its 19th straight win over the Cardinal.

WOMEN: Record-breaking failure for Wildcats in Berkeley

On a day when star guard Aari McDonald eclipsed Adia Barnes' single-season scoring mark, UA allowed Cal to rally from 19 down to win at home on Senior Day.

  BEAR DOWN: Arizona ends 7-game losing streak with 76-51 win over Cal

Ryan Luther scored 19 points and Arizona ended its longest losing streak in 36 years with a 76-51 victory over California

Legendary UA coach Lute Olson in good condition following minor stroke

Legendary University of Arizona Athletics basketball coach had a minor stroke over the weekend, according to Banner UMC.

BEAR DOWN: Colorado stretches Arizona’s losing streak to seven

McKinley Wright scored seven straight points in the second half to break open a 36-36 tie and the Buffaloes beat the Wildcats 67-60.

  WOMEN: Reese’s 17 points lead Arizona past Colorado 63-51

Cate Reese had 17 points and nine rebounds and Aari McDonald scored 13 with nine assists as the Wildcats won for the third time in four games.

  BEAR DOWN: Wildcats historic losing streak continues

Parker Van Dyke knocked down seven treys and scored 23 points as Utah beat the Wildcats 83-76 in Salt Lake City.

  MLS: Timbers chop down rival Sounders

Portland beats Seattle 2-1 as one of Major League Soccer's best rivalries was on display Wednesday night in Tucson.

  BEAR DOWN: Wazzu ends 13-game skid to UA

Cougars guard Robert Franks made eight three-pointers as Washington State beat Arizona 69-55 in Tucson.

  BEAR DOWN: Washington beats Arizona 67-60 to increase Pac-12 lead

David Crisp scored 17 points, Matisse Thybulle added 15 and Washington remained undefeated in Pac-12 play with a 67-60 win over Arizona

  UA to fire assistant men’s basketball coach Mark Phelps

Another shake-up for the University of Arizona Men's Basketball team as the university announced plans to fire assistant coach Mark Phelps for reasons that have nothing to do with the FBI's college basketball probe.

REPORT: NCAA’s formal inquiry into UA hoops is underway

Yahoo Sports reported Monday that the NCAA has begun looking into several school tied into the NCAA Bribery Scandal and one of those schools is Arizona.

BEAR DOWN: Martin’s career-high 31 leads Sun Devils past Wildcats

Remy Martin scored a career-high 31 points, eight in overtime, and Arizona State ended a six-game losing streak against arch-rival Arizona with a 95-88 victory.

BEAR DOWN: UCLA routs Arizona 90-69 to end 3-game skid

Kris Wilkes scored a career-high 34 points, Moses Brown had 11 points and 15 rebounds, and UCLA defeated Arizona 90-69 to snap a three-game skid

Rakocevic, USC dominate Arizona for 80-57 victory

Rakocevic, USC dominate Arizona for 80-57 victory

  A Player’s Preview: USC

We have all you need to know for the first step on a three-game road swing for the Wildcats

Ex-Arizona assistant coach pleads guilty to bribery charge

Emanuel “Book” Richardson is the second former coach this month to plead guilty

NCAAW: 20-0 Ducks start buries UA in Eugene

Sabrina Ionescu scored 21 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and dished out 12 assists for the 16th triple-double of her career.

No. 19 Arizona State outlasts No. 10 Oregon State in 2 OTs

Kianna Ibis had 28 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks as No. 19 Arizona State handed No. 10 Oregon State its first Pac-12 loss, 79-76 in double overtime

Ionescu, No. 5 Oregon women race past Arizona 93-60

Sabrina Ionescu posted her NCAA-record 16th career triple-double, and Satou Sabally scored 18 of her 25 points in the first quarter as No. 5 Oregon raced past Arizona 93-60 for its 10th consecutive win

  BEAR DOWN: UA goes to the glass to beat Beavers

Arizona grabbed 21 offensive rebounds and knocked down 13 three-pointers in an 82-71 win over Oregon State.

  Oregon cranks up defense to beat Arizona 59-54

Dominant defensively early and poised down the stretch, Oregon played a second straight solid all-around game since losing to the Bruins, holding off Arizona 59-54.

BEAR DOWN: UA wins big in Berkeley

Arizona beats California by 22 to remain unbeaten in conference play

Oubre, Ayton lead Suns past West-leading Nuggets 102-93

Kelly Oubre Jr. matched his career high with 26 points for the second time in three games and the Phoenix Suns beat the Denver Nuggets 102-93 on Saturday night

BEAR DOWN: Cats make it 18 straight over Stanford

Arizona used an 14-2 second half run to spark a 75-70 win over the Cardinal

  A Player’s Preview: Stanford

Tucson News Now has all you need to know for the Wildcats Pac-12 road opener tonight against the Cardinal

Emanuel ‘Book’ Richardson takes plea deal in college basketball fraud case

Richardson faces up to 24 months in prison.

  Wildcat Breakdown: Basketball

Longtime UA beat writer Steve Rivera joins our David Kelly for analysis of the Wildcats opening weekend of Pac-12 play.

  BEAR DOWN: UA slogs out OT win over Utah

Chase Jeter and Brandon Randolph throw down 21 to lead Wildcats to a 2-0 Pac-12 start.

Avdalovic scores 17, Northern Arizona beats Idaho St. 81-69

Luke Avdalovic scored 17 points on 4-of-5 shooting from distance and led five players in double-figure scoring as Northern Arizona beat Idaho State 81-69

White scores 19, Arizona State rolls over Colorado 83-61

Romello White scored 19 points, Luguentz Dort added 14 and Arizona State jumped on Colorado from the start of an 83-61 victory

BEAR DOWN: Cats open Pac-12 play with a win

Arizona’s defense rises to the occasion in win over Buffaloes

Wildcats upset (17) Sun Devils, 51-39

Wildcats win 10th straight as Arizona beats ASU to open conference play.