Arizona Wildcats Basketball Tickets
Team: University of Arizona Wildcats
Location: Tucson, Ariz.
Arena: McKale Center
National Titles: One
Notable Players: Andre Iguodala, Steve Kerr, Jason Terry, Gilbert Arenas, Richard Jefferson, Mike Bibby, Deandre Ayton, Stanley Johnson, Lauri Markkanen, Channing Frye, Sean Elliott, Leon Wood, Damon Stoudamire, Jason Gardner, Jerryd Bayless, Larry Demic
Arizona Wildcats Basketball TicketsOnce called "Point Guard U" for its incredible output of top PG talent, Arizona basketball has a long and illustrious heritage that dates back to its time in the Border conference in the early 20th century. Fred Enke, who led the team between 1926 and 1961, was the first Arizona coach to achieve sustained success. His 509 wins is still the second most in the school's history. After Enke stepped down, Arizona switched to the Western Athletic Conference in 1962 and finally the Pac-10 in 1978. Lute Olsen, who coached the team between 1984 and 2007, led the program to a school record of 587 wins and its sole national championship. In the 1997 championship game, No. 4 seed Arizona defeated the No. 1 seed Kentucky Wildcats 84-79 in overtime to secure the title. Guard Miles Simon was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player. Arizona returned to the championship game in 2001 but lost to Duke 82-72. A few years after Lute Olsen retired, Xavier coach Sean Miller was hired to take over as head coach of the Wildcats. He is the third-highest winning coach in Arizona basketball history. If you want to catch a live game, then purchase Arizona Wildcats basketball tickets at StubHub.
What was Arizona’s record last season?Arizona finished the 2018-2019 season with a record of 17-15 and 8-10 in the conference. To end the season, Arizona lost to the USC Trojans 78-65 in the Pac-12 Tournament. The team did not receive a postseason bid.
What are the top games on the current Arizona Wildcats basketball schedule?Arizona comes into the 2019-2020 season ranked No. 21 in the AP top 25 poll. In the early part of the schedule, the team faces off against Pepperdine in the Wooden Legacy tournament on Nov. 28. The winner of the game will advance to the next round of the tournament. This is followed by a road game against Baylor on Dec. 7, a home game against Gonzaga on Dec. 14 and a neutral site game against St. John’s in the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame Al Attles Classic on Dec. 21. To open up the Pac-12 schedule, Arizona plays at home against Arizona State on Jan. 4 and then goes to Oregon on Jan. 9. This is followed by back-to-back road games against Arizona State on Jan. 25 and Washington on Jan. 30. To close out the season, Arizona plays Oregon at home on Feb. 22 and Washington on March 7. The Pac-12 Tournament begins on March 11.
How big is the McKale Center?The McKale Memorial Center, which was named in honor of a former student athlete and head coach, has a seating capacity of 14,655 following the completion of renovations for the 2014-2015 season.
What is an Arizona Wildcats game like?An Arizona Wildcats home game features a raucous collegiate atmosphere led by the "ZonaZoo" student section and the "Sea of Red." Fans can look forward to Arizona’s traditional cheers and the official fight song, "Fight! Wildcats! Fight!" played by the school band. The recent renovations added a modern high-definition scoreboard, sophisticated court lighting and other features.
Who are Arizona’s biggest rivals?Arizona shares an in-state rivalry with the Arizona State Sun Devils. The two teams first met in 1913 and later joined the Border conference, the Western Athletic Conference and the Pac-10 around the same time together. The teams have met more than 200 times in total. Arizona also shares a minor rivalry with the UCLA Bruins due to their historical competition for the conference championship. Since both teams joined the Pac-10 Conference, they have met every year.
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