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  • Adama Bal, top international prospect, commits to Arizona Wildcats

    ESPN "Top international basketball prospect Adama Bal has committed to Arizona, he told ESPN on Tuesday. "Coach Tommy Lloyd and his staff were the key," Bal said. "He recruited me at Gonzaga and offered me the first day on the job at Arizona. He showed me how much he wanted..." May 11

  • Arizona transfer James Akinjo commits to Baylor

    The Score "Baylor's national title defense got a major boost Friday as Arizona transfer James Akinjo announced his commitment to the program. A 6-foot-1 point guard, Akinjo played his freshman season at Georgetown before transferring to Arizona midway through..." April 23

  • James Akinjo enters transfer portal

    247 Sports "After having one of the best season in the Pac-12, point guard James Akinjo has entered the transfer portal. He originally declared for the NBA, but is unlikely to be drafted and is entering the portal due in large part to the coaching change. In his first season at Arizona,..." April 16

  • Tommy Lloyd has his work cut out for him at Arizona and can prove early skeptics wrong in the process

    CBS Sports "Tommy Lloyd had long been set to succeed Mark Few at Gonzaga and eventually run the program he played a big role in building into a national power. But there are some jobs an assistant cannot turn down.  Arizona is one of those jobs. So when the offer was..." April 15

  • Arizona to hire Gonzaga's Tommy Lloyd as head coach

    The Score "Arizona will hire Gonzaga assistant Tommy Lloyd as its next head coach, sources told Stadium's Jeff Goodman. Lloyd has served as an assistant on... " April 14

  • Arizona fires Sean Miller, but it would have made more sense for everybody if this had been done much sooner

    CBS Sports "Arizona firing Sean Miller is hardly a shocking development given the scandal the staff he employed put the program through in recent years. Academic fraud. Impermissible benefits. Bribery. You name it, it probably happened on Miller's watch. So, again, it's unsurprising that..." April 08

  • Here is what Sean Miller is expected to do next after being fired by Arizona

    Larry Brown Sports "Sean Miller on Wednesday was fired after 12 seasons as the head coach of the Arizona Wildcats. Miller was able to hold onto his job for a few more years past when many thought he would be fired, but he is finally out. So what will Miller do next? ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski says..." April 07

  • Candidates to replace Sean Miller at Arizona

    CBS Sports "Arizona is on the hunt for its next coach after Wednesday's news that the Wildcats and Sean Miller are parting ways. Though an NCAA investigation has scuffed up the program's reputation a bit in recent years, the Arizona gig is still an elite college basketball job. Below,..." April 07

  • Arizona basketball fires coach Sean Miller

    AZ Central "The University of Arizona has fired coach Sean Miller, according to a report from Stadium's Jeff Goodman. Miller's contract hadn't been extended since 2017, when the FBI announced its investigation into college basketball, of which Arizona played a prominent part. " April 07

  • Gonzaga assistant Tommy Lloyd top candidate for Arizona head coach job?

    Larry Brown Sports "The Arizona Wildcats are in the market for a new head basketball coach, and one name is being repeatedly mentioned as an initial candidate. Arizona fired Sean Miller on Wednesday, opening up speculation on who will replace him. Gonzaga assistant Tommy Lloyd has been receiving buzz as..." April 07

  • Arizona women's basketball coach Adia Barnes not apologizing for impassioned postgame speech

    USA Today "Arizona stunned No. 1 seed Connecticut 69-59 in the Final Four Friday night to advance to its first NCAA women's basketball national championship game. The upset victory over perennial powerhouse UConn had plenty of people talking, but a moment during the..." April 03

  • Arizona Head Coach Adia Barnes Drops F-Bomb, Flips The Middle Finger After Huge Final Four Victory

    Total Pro Sports "The Arizona Wildcats did what everybody thought they couldn’t and that was take down UConn in the Final Four on Friday night. The No. 3 seed upset the No. 1-seeded Huskies 69-59 to advance to the championship game against Stanford. Arizona Wildcats head coach Adia Barnes..." April 03

  • Arizona's Adia Barnes calls disparity in NCAA weight-training facilities 'not acceptable'

    ESPN "The NCAA said it was "actively working" to enhance existing resources for teams at the women's basketball tournament in San Antonio after social media posts showed a vast difference between weight-training facilities for the women and for the men's tournament in..." March 19

  • Time for Arizona to make a decision on Sean Miller's future

    USA Today "Through more than three years of allegations and innuendo about whether head coach Sean Miller would be implicated directly in the corruption that infiltrated the University of Arizona basketball program, the school stood by him. No matter how bad the headlines looked for Miller, no matter how..." March 10

  • Arizona president hints that school could stick with Sean Miller

    Yardbarker "Despite the scandal that has engulfed the Arizona basketball program, coach Sean Miller may be given another year at the helm. School president Robert Robbins suggested that Miller’s job was safe, at least until the NCAA’s Independent Accountability Resolution Process..." March 08

  • Arizona Wildcats men's basketball faces allegations of five Level I rules violations

    ESPN "The NCAA has charged Arizona with five Level I rules violation allegations, including two alleged instances of academic misconduct within the men's basketball program, according to a notice of allegations the university released to ESPN on Friday through an open records..." March 06

  • Wildcats lose G Jemarl Baker for year to wrist injury

    Arizona Sports "The Arizona Wildcats’ second-leading scorer, guard Jemarl Baker, will miss the rest of the season after suffering a broken wrist, head coach Sean Miller said Monday during his weekly radio appearance. According to Tucson.com’s Bruce Pascoe, Baker will likely require..." January 12

  • Arizona is the latest to self-impose a 2021 postseason ban, but the NCAA needs to show that's not enough

    CBS Sports "Arizona played well Monday in an 88-74 win over Colorado that improved the Wildcats to 7-1. They moved up to No. 37 at KenPom. They moved up to No. 46 at Torvik. They looked like a possible NCAA Tournament team. But they will not be an NCAA..." December 30

  • Arizona Basketball Self-Imposes 1-Year Postseason Ban as 'Proactive Measure'

    Bleacher Report "Arizona is self-imposing a one-year postseason ban for its men's basketball team. The school called it a "proactive measure in its ongoing NCAA enforcement process" and "an acknowledgement that the NCAA's investigation revealed that certain former members..." December 29