Wildcat Wednesday – Men’s Basketball Continues to Roll

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Our males’s basketball program added to its extraordinary begin to the season by emphatically defeating Oregon State in Corvallis by 25 factors in its Pac-12 opener. The win over the Beavers highlighted our staff’s excessive scoring, energetic model of play as Bennedict Mathurin lead all gamers with 29 factors on an environment friendly 11-of-18 capturing from the sphere, including a series of SportsCenter Top 10 dunks. Benn gained Pac-12 Player of the Week for his performance in opposition to the Beavers and have become the second Wildcat to win the award this season, following Christian Koloko’s win two weeks prior.
Arizona is No. 11 on this week’s AP ballot and have solidified their place atop the nationwide rankings. The Wildcats entered this week because the nation’s chief in scoring offense (91.3 ppg), scoring margin (+32.0 ppg) and assists per recreation (23.0 apg) whereas rating within the high-10 nationally in quite a lot of different stats.
After tonight’s recreation versus Wyoming in McKale Center, the Cats will hit the street for a nationally televised recreation at Illinois at 3 p.m. (MST) on Saturday, Dec. 11 on FOX. Coach Lloyd and firm will return for a pair of house video games subsequent week, starting with Northern Colorado at 7 p.m. (MST) on Wednesday, Dec. 15 on Pac-12 Networks. If you have not watched our staff in individual this season, click here to get your tickets for the UNC recreation.


Our collection of scholar-athlete options on ArizonaWildcats.com continues with Grace Hala’ufia from Arizona Track & Field. Grace is not only an outstanding thrower for our program, but she is starring in the laboratory as well. By working her personal laboratory research as a scholar within the Neuroscience Department, Grace is showcasing how she is actually dwelling the Wildcat Way by changing into an instructional, athletic and life champion.


We have announced our 2022 Arizona Baseball schedule, so get these calendars prepared to Bear Down with the Wildcats. With storied Hi Corbett Field set to host 31 video games, the Wildcats will face eight applications from the 2021 NCAA Tournament as they give the impression of being to defend their Pac-12 title.
The Cats will open their season as a part of the State Farm College Baseball Showdown on the Texas Rangers’ house, Globe Life Field, in Arlington, Texas. Arizona joins Kansas State, Oklahoma and Texas Tech within the star-studded occasion that begins on Friday, Feb. 18.
We encourage followers to make the most of the official baseball schedule page on ArizonaWildcats.com for all of your up-to-date schedule and recreation time info in addition to stay stats, broadcast and ticket particulars. Purchase your season tickets now for the 2022 baseball season as we put together for an amazing season of Arizona Baseball underneath new head coach Chip Hale.


After an prolonged break from video games, Coach Barnes and the Wildcats return to the hardwood this week. Arizona will host North Dakota State at 6:30 p.m. (MST) on Thursday, Dec. 9 as we welcome campus companions for UArizona Faculty and Staff Night at McKale. Our house crowd continues to develop for girls’s basketball and the ambiance in McKale turns into extra electrical. Click here to get your tickets for Thursday’s recreation.
Arizona Women’s Basketball matched its highest nationwide rating in program historical past, checking in at No. 6 on this week’s AP ballot with a powerful 7-0 begin. The Cats began this week as certainly one of solely two undefeated girls’s basketball applications within the nation and appears to add to their historic begin this week.


Arizona Volleyball’s postseason run got here to an official finish over the weekend on the NIVC after opening the event with a win over UTRGV for this system’s first postseason win since 2016. A house document of 12-6 and a younger core of all-convention honorees in Coach Rubio’s 30th season have set the stage for extra excellent chapters in this system’s document guide.
Congratulations to our scholar-athletes, coaches and workers for his or her accomplishments this season and for representing the Block A with delight and distinction this season. The future is vivid for our volleyball program, and we won’t wait to catch them again in motion.

Want to watch Coach Barnes and Coach Lloyd on the microphones in individual? Can’t get sufficient of the Wildcats on the hardwood? Then be part of us for our head coaches radio exhibits every week. Start your week off with “The Fastbreak with Tommy Lloyd” at 6 p.m. (MST) on Mondays at Union Public House as Coach Lloyd and Brian Jeffries break down the season for the Wildcats Radio 1290 airwaves.
The Adia Barnes Radio Show, hosted by play-by-play announcer Brody Dryden, is broadcast stay on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. (MST) at Flora’s Market Run and on KTUC 1400 AM in your radio dial. Enjoy dinner, chat with Coach Barnes and different visitors and Bear Down!


Three completely different swimmers posted high-10 instances in the Arizona record books at the Minnesota Invitational. Brooks Fail now holds the seventh-quickest time in program historical past within the 400-meter particular person medley. Jade Neser now holds the fourth-quickest time within the 100-meter breaststroke, and Julia Heimstead now holds the fifth-quickest time in class historical past for 200-meter butterfly stroke.
Cats earned 38 NCAA A or B cuts on the Minnesota Invitational, together with A cuts from Brooks Fail and the Women’s 400-meter medley relay. Ryan Foote and Aria Bernal posted profession-bests instances in each their particular person occasions. Foote, within the 100-meter and 200-meter breaststroke occasions, posted instances of 52.88 and 1:55.34 incomes NCAA B cuts for each. Bernal, within the 100-meter and 200-meter backstroke occasions, posted instances of 51.83 and 1:54.52 additionally incomes NCAA B cuts for each.

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The vacation season could also be a time of giving however we would like to remind followers that offering scholar-athletes with any items or diminished-price advantages/companies might render the scholar-athlete ineligible. We respect your nice help of our scholar-athletes and ask that you simply please contact the Compliance Office at (520) 621-4796 with any questions prior to offering a scholar-athlete with any doubtlessly impermissible additional profit.

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Thank you for carrying the colours and sharing your Arizona delight! Make certain to take an image the following time you’re carrying the colours and ship it to us, we simply would possibly embrace it in subsequent week’s Wildcat Wednesday! And even when your photograph submission does not make  subsequent week’s version, please verify our “Wear the Colors” album at facebook.com/ArizonaAthletics on Fridays.
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Stay Safe, Bear Down and Mask Up!
Dave Heeke
Director of Athletics
University of Arizona
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