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Arizona Abruptly Fires Rich Rodriguez

Former employee says he ran 'hostile workplace'

(Newser) - Arizona has fired head football coach Rich Rodriguez after a notice of claim was filed with the state attorney general's office alleging he ran a hostile workplace. The Arizona Daily Star revealed the $7.5 million notice of claim on Tuesday after making a public-records request. The paper said... More »

Arizona Topples No. 5 Utah

(Newser) - So much for the notion Arizona might not have belonged in the NCAA tournament. Nic Wise scored 21 of his 29 points in the second half, Chase Budinger added 20 and the 12th-seeded Wildcats—one of the last teams into the field of 65—knocked off fifth-seeded Utah 84-71 tonight... More »

Prospect's European Exile Ruffles Feathers

Some fault NBA age rule in driving Jennings abroad; others rip teen

(Newser) - The decision by a top high school basketball prospect to ditch his commitment to college and play professionally in Europe—thus thumbing his nose at the NBA, which bars players under 19—has observers up in arms, the Wall Street Journal's Daily Fix blog notes. Camps appear split into those... More »

West Virginia Eliminates Arizona

Mountaineers hit 11 3-pointer to cruise past Wildcats

(Newser) - The NCAA Tournament selection committee gave Arizona its nation's-best 24th straight trip to the Big Dance. Last night, West Virginia made sure the Wildcats lost in the first round for the 10th time during that streak with a 75-65 win, reports the Associated Press. The seventh-seeded Mountaineers did much of... More »

Olson Will Return to Arizona

Famed Wildcats coach's personal leave to end before next season

(Newser) - University of Arizona fans will have the man whose name is on their court back on the floor  as Lute Olson will return to coach Wildcats next season. The 73-year-old had been on personal leave since November; the young team he left behind as put up an 18-13 record in... More »

Love Is All UCLA Needs Against 'Zona

Notre Dame beats DePaul; Louisville dominates Villanova

(Newser) - Kevin Love may be a freshman, but you’d never know it by the way he's played this year, and especially today: UCLA’s center led the Bruins with 24 points and 15 rebounds to defeat the Arizona Wildcats, 68-66. Arizona’s Jerryd Bayless made every effort in the final... More »

Arizona Upsets Washington State 65-55

Determined Kent State hands No. 19 St. Mary's first home loss 65-57

(Newser) - No. 17 Washington State couldn't buy a basket last night, shooting 34% from the field as Arizona ran away with a 65-55 upset. The Wildcats saw their big three catch fire at once, as Jordan Hill had 13 points and nine boards, Jerryd Bayless scored 20, and Chase Budinger topped... More »

Lopez Twins Lift No. 7 Stanford Over Arizona

Texas extends streak at Baylor while Louisville edges Pitino's old team

(Newser) - Stanford blew a large lead late for the second straight game,  but this time was able to rebound against Arizona thanks to twin brothers Robin and Brook Lopez, reports the AP. The Cardinal's two 7-footers combined for 37 points against a smaller Wildcats lineup, including two free throws by... More »

Arizona's Offense Smokes No. 6 WSU

UCLA Loves beating Oregon, Michigan State hammers Northwestern

(Newser) - Chase Budinger had 22 points as Arizona beat red-hot No. 6 Washington State 76-64 last night in a Pac-10 game, the Arizona Republic reports. The Wildcats hadn't beaten an opponent ranked this high since beating Oklahoma State in the 2005 NCAA Tournament. The Cougars, 16-2, were holding opponents to 52.... More »

Ole Miss Starts Hot, Defeats Limping LSU

Arizona wins at Houston while Clemson tops Florida State in 2OT

(Newser) - Mississippi bounced back from a tough loss at Tennessee Wednesday, and held off feisty LSU 74-71. The Rebels had a 14-point halftime lead and extended that to 22 before an 18-2 run by the Tigers, who played without two starters. Eniel Polynice and Chris Warren each had 15 points for... More »

Streaking Texas Upsets No.2 UCLA 63-61

Arizona topples No. 9 A&M, No. 4 Kansas fends off No. 24 USC

(Newser) - Texas improved to 7-0 with a little help from D.J. Augustin and Damion James, whose 19 points apiece pushed the Longhorns past UCLA for a 63-61 win. The second-ranked Bruins got 14 points from Luc Richard Mbah a Moute and just 24 minutes of play from Kevin Love. In... More »

Arizona Upsets No. 2 Oregon; Dixon Injured

QB loss leaves Ducks unable to cope

(Newser) - Oregon became the fifth No. 2 team to lose this season after Arizona upset them 34-24 last night.  Oregon starting QB and Heisman hopeful Dennis Dixon was lost in the first quarter to a knee injury and Oregon was never able to get back on track.  Arizona took... More »

N. Arizona Nearly Upsets No. 17 AU, 76-69

But no surprises in Gonzaga, UCLA, Texas A&M matchups

(Newser) - The Arizona Wildcats didn't start their season well, struggling at times to pull off a 76-69 victory against unranked Northern Arizona. AU has 24 straight wins against NAU, but playing without coach Lute Olsen caused some faltering last night, with NAU outshooting and outrebounding the Wildcats, reports the Arizona Republic.... More »

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