Arizona Rumors & News

  • Shaq 'Shareef's 100% Better Than LaMelo ... I LOVE The Smack Talk'

    TMZ "Shaq says his boy has it right (it's okay for him to say it, Conor) ... telling TMZ Sports his son Shareef's claim that he'd beat LaMelo Ball in hoops is 100% accurate. Reef talked his ish to us when we got him at LAX, telling our camera guy he likes 'Melo as a person, but when it comes down to..." July 15

  • Marvin Bagley III mulls reclassifying, playing in college this year; Duke, USC, Zona in play

    CBS Sports "Marvin Bagley III, the top-rated prospect in the Class of 2018, is exploring the possibility of reclassifying and enrolling in time to play college basketball this season, a source confirmed to CBS Sports on Friday. The source insisted no decision is finalized -- and that it remains unclear if..." July 14

  • New Arizona president on Sean Miller to Ohio State speculation: 'Over my dead body'

    Arizona Republic "Only a few days on the job, the new University of Arizona President Dr. Robert Robbins found himself confronting speculation that Ohio State may try to lure away the university's head basketball coach Sean Miller. “The Ohio State University is great university, but they are not going to get..." June 07

  • 5-star F Emmanuel Akot will join Arizona next season after reclassifying

    Campus Sports "Good news continues to pour in for the Arizona basketball program. On Monday, Evan Daniels of Scout.com reported five-star commit Emmanuel Akot has reclassified and will join the Wildcats in the Class of 2017. “I chose to reclass because I know I’m ready,” Akot told the website. “I want to..." May 22

  • Arizona gets boost as Alkins withdraws from NBA draft

    CBS Sports "Rawle Alkins announced Sunday that he's withdrawing from the NBA Draft and returning to Arizona for his sophomore year. "I can't wait to help the Wildcats win a national championship," Alkins said. Alkins averaged 10.9 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 28 minutes per game as a freshman..." May 22

  • Duke transfer Chase Jeter commits to Arizona Wildcats

    Arizona Republic "Former Duke big man Chase Jeter announced Wednesday on Twitter he will transfer to Arizona, choosing the Wildcats over a number of Western programs including UNLV, Oregon, Gonzaga, Cal and UCLA. Jeter was a five-star recruit out of Las Vegas in 2016 but struggled as a freshman with the Blue..." May 17

  • Arizona's Chance Comanche staying in NBA draft

    ArizonaSports.com "Chance Comanche had until May 24, 10 days after the NBA Scouting Combine, to determine whether he wanted to remain in the NBA Draft or return to the University of Arizona for his junior season. He did not need that much time. On Friday, Comanche announced via Twitter he intended to remain in..." May 06

  • Arizona lands Class of 2018 star Shareef O'Neal, son of Shaquille O’Neal

    CBS Sports "Class of 2018 standout Shareef O'Neal -- the son of Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal -- committed to Sean Miller's Arizona Wildcats early Wednesday. The commitment was confirmed via Twitter. O'Neal is ranked 31st in the Class of 2018, according to 247Sports. The 6-foot-9 forward picked Arizona..." April 19

  • Arizona hires former Washington HC Lorenzo Romar as assistant

    Tuscon "Arizona formally announced the hiring of former Washington coach Lorenzo Romar as an associate head coach on Saturday. Romar, who was fired at Washington last month after going 298-196 over 15 seasons as the Huskies' head coach, will replace Joe Pasternack, who left to become UC Santa Barbara's..." April 16

  • Allonzo Trier's return to Arizona makes No. 1 preseason ranking look stronger

    Sporting News - NCAAB "In two seasons on the Arizona Wildcats roster — let’s not call it two seasons, because it hasn’t really been that — Allonzo Trier has played 1,332 minutes. That’s only a little bit more than North Carolina’s Justin Jackson lasted this past season alone. So maybe it’s understandable that Trier..." April 13

  • Arizona Wildcats confirm Chance Comanche will test NBA Draft, not hire agent

    Tuscon "Arizona confirmed reserve center Chance Comanche will test the NBA Draft without hiring an agent. He'll have until May 24, 10 days after the NBA Draft Combine, to decide if he wants to return. But it's not clear if he'll get an invitation to the combine, since there are only 60 spots. “I am..." April 09

  • Kobi Simmons declares for 2017 NBA Draft

    The Daily Wildcat "Arizona freshman Kobi Simmons declared for the NBA Draft on Tuesday per a statement from the Arizona basketball program. In his lone season at Arizona, Simmons averaged 8.7 points and 2.0 assists per game. He appeared in 37 games, starting in 19 of them. “Kobi Simmons, with the support of..." April 06

  • Late rally lifts No. 11 Xavier to upset of No. 2 Arizona

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Sean Miller knows what it feels like to take Xavier to the Elite Eight. Now he knows the bitter feeling of being on the other side. Musketeers guard Trevon Bluiett scored 25 points and fed center Sean O'Mara for the game-winning layup with 44 seconds remaining as..." March 24

  • Arizona's Sean Miller says he got outcoached by Xavier's Chris Mack

    USA Today "Arizona coach Sean Miller was pointing fingers after his second-seeded Wildcats lost to No. 11 Xavier 73-71 Thursday night at the SAP Center. He pointed them mostly at himself, suggesting he was outcoached by his counterpart, Xavier’s Chris Mack. “He had his way with us tonight,’’ Miller..." March 24

  • Arizona's Alkins expects to play in Sweet 16 despite dislocated finger

    ESPN "Arizona guard Rawle Alkins dislocated his right index finger and sustained a minor fracture in the Wildcats' second-round win over St. Mary's. The freshman suffered the injury during the first half of the game amidst a scuffle for a defensive rebound. Rawle said the ball hit his finger, and..." March 19

  • Arizona rallies to beat Saint Mary's

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- Allonzo Trier didn't give up at halftime. No one would have blamed Trier for not feeling like it was going to be his day. The Arizona guard missed all four shots he took in the first half and committed two costly turnovers. But he didn't back down. Trier came out with..." March 18

  • Arizona powers past North Dakota

    The Sports Xchange "SALT LAKE CITY -- Facing an opponent that thrives on a creating fast tempo and scoring in bunches, Arizona beat it at its own game. Along the way, the Wildcats unveiled the full potential of what this offense may be capable of doing. Arizona reached the 100-point plateau for the third time..." March 17

  • No. 7 Arizona holds off No. 5 Oregon in Pac-12 final

    The Sports Xchange "LAS VEGAS -- Arizona sophomore guard Allonzo Trier left the court at T-Mobile Arena, arms raised, a trophy in one hand, soaking in cheers from the fans. His crazy journey of a season still has the most important act to come, but a moment such as this -- being the Most Outstanding Player of..." March 12

  • Arizona's Trier questioned if he'd ever play again following suspension

    ESPN "To reassure those around him, Pac-12 tournament MVP and Arizona star Allonzo Trier would offer platitudes aimed to quell the drama surrounding his 19-game suspension for a failed performance-enhancing drug test. Trier, who said in a statement he "never knowingly" took a PED, touted his faith...." March 12

  • Arizona tops UCLA to advance to Pac-12 title game

    The Sports Xchange "LAS VEGAS -- Arizona suffered one of its worst losses of the Sean Miller era when it played at Oregon earlier this season. The Wildcats will get a chance for revenge. Forward Lauri Markkanen scored 29 points and guard Allonzo Trier added 20 as seventh-ranked Arizona advanced to the..." March 11

  • No. 7 Arizona rolls over Colorado in Pac-12 quarters

    The Sports Xchange "LAS VEGAS -- Arizona forward Lauri Markkanen had not seen his 3-point shots go through the rim so much in quite a while. But it was only a matter of time. The 7-foot freshman broke out of his shooting slump en route to a team-high 20 points as the hot-shooting, seventh-ranked Wildcats..." March 10

  • No. 7 Arizona clinches share of Pac-12 title

    The Sports Xchange "The hallmarks of Sean Miller's eight seasons at Arizona have been defense and rebounding. Those came to the forefront in the second half Saturday as the No. 7 Wildcats claimed a share of the Pac-12 title with a 73-60 victory over Arizona State in Tempe, Ariz. "Our defense was the..." March 04

  • No. 5 UCLA beats No. 4 Arizona in Pac-12 showdown

    The Sports Xchange "TUCSON, Ariz. -- LaVar Ball, the father of UCLA freshman point guard Lonzo Ball, told a Tucson radio station Saturday, "My boy don't lose to people two times in a row." Lonzo and the Bruins proved him right -- again. In a Pac-12 showdown featuring the best rivalry in the West over the..." February 25

  • No. 4 Arizona tops USC ahead of battle with UCLA

    The Sports Xchange "TUCSON, Ariz. -- No. 4 Arizona will be riding a wave of momentum heading into a Saturday showdown against No. 5 UCLA. Guard Allonzo Trier scored a season-high 25 points for the hot-shooting Wildcats, who stayed in control of the Pac-12 race by beating USC 90-77 on Thursday night...." February 24

  • Markkanen helps No. 5 Arizona defeat Washington

    The Sports Xchange "Two of the best freshmen in the country -- Arizona forward Lauri Markkanen and Washington guard Markelle Fultz -- played to a scoring standstill but as usual, Markkanen's team won. Markkanen had 26 points and 13 rebounds, guard Allonzo Trier scored 21 and the No. 5 Wildcats held on to beat..." February 18

  • No. 5 Arizona wipes out Washington State

    The Sports Xchange "Arizona forward Lauri Markkanen is an unusual player, a 7-footer who shoots nearly 50 percent from 3-point range. But to bust a four-game slump, he needed to get closer to the basket. Markkanen, a freshman from Finland, got tough in the paint with a double-double Thursday night, and..." February 17

  • No. 9 Arizona struggles to shake off Stanford

    The Sports Xchange "TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona was looking to bounce back from a lopsided loss to Oregon, playing a Stanford team it beat earlier this season by 39 points. Instead, the ninth-ranked Wildcats nearly lost again. Arizona couldn't shake Stanford, needing clutch free-throw shooting and a big..." February 09

  • No. 13 Ducks use 3-point barrage to rout No. 5 Wildcats

    The Sports Xchange "EUGENE, Ore. -- Oregon celebrated the NCAA's longest home winning streak in style. Sophomore guard Tyler Dorsey scored 23 points as the 13th-ranked moved into a tie for first place in the Pac-12 with a 85-58 win over fifth-ranked Arizona on Saturday afternoon at Matthew Knight Arena...." February 04

  • No. 5 Arizona responds after trailing at halftime

    The Sports Xchange "The table is set. Fifth-ranked Arizona warmed up for Saturday's Pac-12 showdown at second-place Oregon with a 71-54 victory Thursday against Oregon State in Corvallis, Ore., although it took the Wildcats until the second half to get hot. Arizona guard Allonzo Trier scored a season-high..." February 03

  • Allen's defense guides No. 7 Wildcats by Washington

    The Sports Xchange "TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona coach Sean Miller consistently said this season that senior guard Kadeem Allen is one of the best defenders he has had with the Wildcats. Sunday provided more evidence. Allen produced 14 points, six rebounds and five assists while playing pesky defense against..." January 29

  • Trier leads No. 7 Arizona in first home game since return

    The Sports Xchange "TUCSON, Ariz. -- Just because guard Allonzo Trier is back doesn't mean everything is right with the Arizona Wildcats. Trier scored a team-high 17 points in his season home debut and forward Lauri Markkanen had a double-double Thursday night, but No. 7 Arizona couldn't pull away from..." January 27