Photo credit: AP PHOTO – John Miller
Arizona moved into a first-place tie with California after its thrilling 76-72 victory against the Bears this afternoon.
Despite the early departures of Jordan Hill and Chase Budinger to the NBA, the Wildcats started slowly and at one point had lost nine of 16 games. They started Pac-10 play with a loss at USC and were 2-3 in the conference.
The past two weeks, however, Arizona has turned into a juggernaut and it’s riding a four-game winning streak into Seattle to face Washington on Thursday.
Arizona hammered the Huskies 87-70 at McKale Center on Jan. 10.
Nic Wise (above, right) scored a career-high tying 30 points in today’s win, including a go-ahead layup in the final 10 seconds.
Midway through the Pac-10 season, few would have predicted how things have shaped out. Cal, the preseason favorite, is where they’re supposed to be but Arizona is a surprise. Same for Arizona State and UCLA, which are tied for third.
January 31, 2010 at 2:55 PM
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