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Men's basketball: One-month progress report (3:25)
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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.

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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 

Was looking up some old Collin Sexton stuff the other day -- his 16 free throws tonight reminded me of this: In the spring of 2016, he made 181 free throws in 14 EYBL games, which more than doubled the total of the No. 2 guy in FTs made. Astonishing number.

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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.

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.

Team Stats

Points Per Game79.3102nd
Rebounds Per Game37.6Tied-131st
Assists Per Game14.0Tied-181st
Points Allowed71.6Tied-175th

Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record21-20
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances20