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7-3, 1st in Pac-12
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18hJoe Lunardi

Behind the bracket: Little cheer for Arizona, Florida

The Wildcats and Gators started the nonconference season as high seeds, but both teams are moving in the wrong direction. Cincinnati, the Pac-12 and Atlantic 10 are also on the wrong side of Joe Lunardi's list.

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2dMyron Medcalf

The most exciting players in college basketball

The argument about the best player in college basketball will go on all season. But it's already clear which players are the most exciting. We go through the list, starting, of course, with Deandre Ayton and Collin Sexton.

Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting 

Arizona now stands at 7-3. Freshmen Brandon Randolph has been coming on as of late. In his first five games he scored a total of 6 points. In his last five games he has scored a total of 60 points. Also knocking it down at 43% from beyond the arc. Legitimate third scorer when needed after Ayton and Trier.

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Sexton shines in Bama's close loss vs. Arizona 88-82 (1:46)
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Alabama, Arizona battle for the victory (1:09)
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All of Ayton's skills on display in win over Alabama (1:40)

Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting 

Arizona beats Alabama. That's four in row for Sean Miller's team. Since the Bahamas they have settled in offensively and are much more committed defensively . Playing through and to former ESPN no.3 DeAndre Ayton who finished with 28 points and 18 rebounds. Some wrote them off in November. It's not even Christmas and their identify and purpose are combing together. It's a long season and I mean long.

Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer 

Deandre Ayton: 29 points, 18 rebounds.

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Arizona pulls away on back-to-back Ayton jumpers (0:35)

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Collin Sexton is aggressive but in control. Rare combo. He dictates the action on the court with the ball in his hands.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

The Wildcats are a different team when they move the ball. So many scorers that they end up in too many one-on-one situations when they're most efficient when they're unselfish and patiently searching for the best shot.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Collin Sexton and DeAndre Ayton are both putting on a show for the 24 representatives from 19 NBA teams who are here in Tucson for tonight's game.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

At Friday's practice, Sean Miller emphasized the significance of this game for a team that's trying to put that three-game losing streak behind it. Let's see how the Wildcats respond in the second half.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

DeAndre Ayton packed on nearly 30 pounds of muscle in the first three months after he arrived. He was bulkier this summer. Now he's lean and in basketball shape. Just a stunning presence around the rim. Makes it all look so easy.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Sean Miller told me Rawle Alkins gives the Wildcats a player who "can do everything." He played the role of Collin Sexton for the scout team in Friday's practice. And he attacked the basket hard. Didn't look like a guy who has missed 10 weeks.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Rawle Alkins makes his season debut for Arizona after missing start of season due to foot injury. Alkins will help in several areas -- including toughness.

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Rawle Alkins will make his debut tonight after missing 10 weeks of action with a fractured bone in his right foot. Alkins looked great in practice Friday, and he told me Sean Miller has not told him he's on a minute restriction tonight.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott on the FBI investigation into alleged college basketball corruption: "Some of this activity is a wake-up call for anyone who cares about college sports. It has raised the ante. ... What stronger signal do you need that the system cannot continue the way it is?"

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

NCAA president Mark Emmert on the FBI probe into college basketball: "Everybody in the college sports arena is disgusted. They're embarrassed. They are committed to doing something seriously different in a lot of key areas." Five key areas he lists: NBA, shoe companies, agents, summer basketball/AAU and NCAA's role in enforcing accountability.

Team Stats

Points Per Game84.0Tied-37th
Rebounds Per Game37.1Tied-152nd
Assists Per Game15.786th
Points Allowed73.9Tied-214th

Tournament History

Final Fours4
Tournament Record54-32
Championship Seasons1997
Tournament Appearances33