The Arizona Wildcats used a tremendous shooting display to defeat the UCLA Bruins, 86-75, in the Pac-12 Tournament semifinals. Colorado’s gritty style is suited for tournament play, and Buffs have won 8 of last 11.
That’s the way revenge works.
A 6-foot-10 senior, Boucher averaged 11.8 points, 6.1 rebounds and a Pac-12-best 2.5 blocks this season. Several of his family members flew in from the East Coast for the game and postgame ceremony.
UA senior Kadeem Allen said it was about getting aggressive and pressing the issue.
Now, the road will be tougher to get the rest of what they want.
Was it the team’s best half in a while?
Why they’ll win it ” The Trojans can clinch an NCAA at-large bid with a good showing in Vegas, and it helps that Bennie Boatwright is healthy.
We’ll see if every Arizona fan’s dreams come true in the coming weeks.
The Colorado Buffaloes men’s basketball team suffered a rough end to their rough regular season Thursday night, as the No.7 Arizona Wildcats pulled away in the second half for a 92-78 victory. He did not return until Arizona faced UCLA in Los Angeles on January 21, after the NCAA cleared him to play.
His free throws with 17.5 seconds left put Arizona up four. The Catamounts were just 33.3 percent from the floor.
Arizona shared the Pac-12 title with OR and was the No. 2 seed in the conference tournament after losing to the Ducks in Eugene.
“It has never been easy for us, ” Arizona coach Sean Miller said.
Arizona guard Allonzo Trier had 28 points on February 25. He congested the paint with six rebounds, three points and two blocked shots.
UCLA’s inability to put away USC after building double-digit leads in the first and second halves was a case of the Bruins “not playing up to our abilities”, according to Leaf. The Bruins have beaten Kentucky and OR in addition to their win in McKale.
That distinction very well could belong to the Pac-12, a conference that may not send very many teams to the NCAA tournament – but three of the teams it will send nearly will certainly do serious damage there.
Villanova and Kansas are etched in stone as No. 1s, Duke and North Carolina both have twice as many RPI top 50 wins and Gonzaga also has the stronger resume.
Dylan Ennis is announced prior to the start of the 2017 Pac-12 Championship Game.
“I’ve always felt. I even told the guys earlier in the week that the quarterfinal game I think is always the hardest on the the team that hadn’t played because they’ve [USC] played in here the night before, so they’re used to the enviroment”, said Alford. “So just a very good scorer and someone who gave us fits”. The have great players. “We just have to play how we know”. It’s a tremendous matchup.
They just didn’t have enough against the Wildcats and now, with the resume of a No. 2 seed, the Ducks’ fate will stand in limbo until the NCAA Tournament selection committee decides whether not the Ducks, sans Boucher, are something else Sunday afternoon. “So we were really together tonight”. Arizona almost pulled away towards the end of the half, but a couple of big three-pointers from senior guards Josh Fortune and Derrick White kept the game close. Got us in position a couple times.
“SC is … a seed we’re going to find, a team we’re going to find”, said Alford, comparing the Trojans to possible early round opponents next week.