Welcome back ZonaZoo!
We hope you had a great and well-deserved winter break. We hope that you are getting back into the swing of your classes and are excited for Arizona Athletics this semester.
Over the break, the men’s basketball team faced UNLV, Long Beach State, ASU, UCLA, and USC going 3-2 over that span. The Cats also took on Washington and Washington State during the first week of school and got back-to-back wins.
Last week, Arizona traveled to northern California to take on Stanford on Thursday night and Cal on Saturday night. The Cats beat The Cardinal 71-57 but fell to the Bears by one point making the final score 74-73. After losing to Cal last week, Arizona fell from No. 12 to No. 18 in the AP Top 25 poll. This loss puts Arizona in the middle Pac-12 standings and also plays a big role in the Pac-12 tournament in March.
Luckily the Cats are returning to McKale this week to take on Oregon on Thursday at 7pm and Oregon State on Saturday. Arizona has also won 49 straight home games in McKale and beating the second-place Oregon Ducks on Thursday would mean the 50th straight win at McKale for the basketball program. This win could also give Coach Miller his 300th victory. So these next few games are very important and we need the whole ZonaZoo section to be packed and loud all game long!
Men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams take on Texas here in Tucson at Hillenbrand Aquatic Center at 4pm on Friday and again at 11am Saturday. Come out and cheer on your Wildcats to a victory!