2017–18 Arizona Wildcats men's basketball team

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
2017–18 Arizona Wildcats men's basketball
Arizona Wildcats logo.svg
NCAA Tournament, First Round
Conference Pac-12 Conference
Ranking
AP No. 12
2017–18 record 27–8 (14–4 Pac-12)
Head coach Sean Miller (9th season)
Associate head coach Lorenzo Romar
Assistant coach Austin Carroll
Assistant coach Mark Phelps
Home arena McKale Center
Seasons
2017–18 Pac-12 Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 12 Arizona 14 4   .778     27 8   .771
USC 12 6   .667     24 12   .667
UCLA 11 7   .611     21 12   .636
Utah 11 7   .611     23 12   .657
Stanford 11 7   .611     19 16   .543
Oregon 10 8   .556     23 13   .639
Washington 10 8   .556     21 13   .618
Colorado 8 10   .444     17 15   .531
Arizona State 8 10   .444     20 12   .625
Oregon State 7 11   .389     16 16   .500
Washington State 4 14   .222     12 19   .387
California 2 16   .111     8 24   .250
2018 Pac-12 Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2017–18 Arizona Wildcats men's basketball team represented the University of Arizona during the 2017–18 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The team was led by ninth-year head coach Sean Miller, and played their home games at McKale Center in Tucson, Arizona as members in the Pac-12 Conference. They finished the season 27–8, 14–4 in Pac-12 play to win the regular season championship. They defeated Colorado, UCLA, and USC to win the Pac-12 Tournament. As a result, they received the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament where, as a No. 4 seed, they were upset in the First Round by No. 13 seed Buffalo.

Previous season[edit]

Entering the 2016–17 season, Arizona had been ranked in 78 consecutive AP polls and 81-straight Coaches polls. The Wildcats were ranked every week extending their streak to 97 weeks for the AP and 100 weeks for the Coaches poll. The 97 consecutive weeks in the AP poll is currently the second-longest streak in the nation behind Kansas at 161 weeks.[1] Arizona won its first 10 conference games, the best start since the 1997–98 season when they started 16–0. During the season, Arizona was invited and participated in the Armed Forces Classic in Honolulu. Arizona defeated Michigan State. Arizona also defeated Texas A&M in the Lone Star Shootout in Houston. Arizona also defeated Sacred Heart, Northern Colorado and Santa Clara but lost to Butler in the championship game of the Las Vegas Invitational in Paradise, NV.

They finished the season 32–5, 16–2 in Pac-12 play to finish in a first place tie with Oregon. The championship marked the school's 15th Pac-12 regular season championship title. As the No. 2 seed in the Pac-12 Tournament, Arizona defeated Colorado, UCLA and Oregon (avenged from 85–58 loss on February 4 in Eugene, OR) to win the sixth Pac-12 tournament championship title since 2002. As a result, the Wildcats received the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament for the fifth consecutive year (32nd NCAA tournament appearances). As a No. 2 seed in the West region, they defeated North Dakota 100–82 and Saint Mary's 69–60 to advance to the Sweet Sixteen. However, in the Sweet Sixteen, they lost to No. 11 seed Xavier 71–73.

Offseason[edit]

Offseason Departures
Name Position Year Hometown Reason
Kadeem Allen G RS Senior Wilmington, NC Graduated/2017 NBA draft. Drafted No. 53 overall in the 2nd round to Boston Celtics.[2]
Chance Comanche C Sophomore Beverly Hills, CA Declared for 2017 NBA draft.[3] Went undrafted.
Paulo Cruz G Sophomore San Diego, CA Walk-on; Transferred to Cal Poly.[4]
Ray Smith F RS Freshman Las Vegas, NV Retired from basketball due to multiple injuries[5]
Kobi Simmons G Freshman Atlanta, GA Declared for the NBA Draft. Went undrafted.[6] Signed an undrafted free agent deal with Memphis Grizzlies.[7]
Lauri Markkanen F Freshman Jyväskylä, FI Declared for 2017 NBA draft.[8] Drafted No. 7th overall in the 1st round to Minnesota Timberwolves and traded to Chicago Bulls.[9]
Reference:[10]
Incoming Transfers
Name Position Year Hometown Previous School Remaining Eligibility Notes
Chase Jeter F/C Junior Las Vegas, NV Duke 2 Will sit out the 2017–18 season due to NCAA transfer rules.[11]
Reference:[10]

2017 recruiting class[edit]

Tempe, Arizona product Alex Barcello was the first commitment in the Arizona class. He committed to Arizona on August 26 at a press conference at his high school. He chose Arizona over Butler, Indiana, Stanford and Virginia. He was a consensus four star prospect, and was ranked the consensus No. 93 overall player by the four main recruiting services.

Deandre Ayton, a Bahamian attending school in Phoenix, was the second commitment in the Arizona class. He committed to Arizona on September 6 live on ESPN. He chose Arizona for an upset over Kansas and Kentucky. He was a consensus five star prospect, and was ranked the consensus No. 2 overall player by the four main recruiting services.

Brandon Randolph, originally from Yonkers, New York, was the third commitment in the Arizona class. He committed to Arizona on October 12. He chose Arizona over Syracuse, Oregon and Wake Forest. He was a consensus top fifty player, ranked No. 42 by the four main recruiting services.

Ira Lee, from Los Angeles, was the fourth commitment in the Arizona class. He committed to Arizona on October 20. He chose Arizona over California and Oregon. He was a consensus top-25 player and ranked as a four-star player by the four main recruiting services Rivals, ESPN, Scout, and 24/7 Sports.

Emmanuel Akot from Winnipeg, CA, was the first commitment in the 2018 Arizona class, but he will reclassified to 2017 class (fifth and final commitment). He committed to Arizona on March 9 at a press conference at his high school. He chose Arizona over Louisville, Oregon and Utah. He was a consensus five star prospect, and was ranked the consensus No. 21 overall player by the four main recruiting services.

Arizona also added Preferred Walk-on Matt Weyand from Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, California.

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Alex Barcello
PG
Tempe, AZ Corona del Sol HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 168 lb (76 kg) Aug 26, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 83
Deandre Ayton
C
Nassau, BS Hillcrest Prep Academy (AZ) 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 241 lb (109 kg) Sep 6, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports:5/5 stars    ESPN:5/5 stars   ESPN grade: 97
Brandon Randolph
SG
Yonkers, NY Westtown School (PA) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 176 lb (80 kg) Oct 12, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 89
Ira Lee
PF
Los Angeles, CA Crossroads School 6 ft 7.5 in (2.02 m) 217.5 lb (98.7 kg) Oct 20, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 85
Emmanuel Akot
F/G
Winnipeg, MB Wasatch Academy (UT) 6 ft 7.5 in (2.02 m) 192.5 lb (87.3 kg) Mar 9, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports:5/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 88
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: #3   Rivals: #3  247Sports: #3  ESPN: #3
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

School Offers by Recruit

ESPN 100

  • Alex Barcello:[12] Arizona, Butler, Indiana, Stanford and Virginia
  • Brandon Randolph:[13] Arizona Syracuse, Oregon and Wake Forest
  • Ira Lee:[14] Arizona, California and Oregon
  • Deandre Ayton:[15] Arizona, Kansas and Kentucky
  • Emmanuel Akot:[16] Arizona, Louisville, Oregon and Utah


2018 recruiting class[edit]

FBI investigation[edit]

On September 26, federal prosecutors in New York announced charges of fraud and corruption against 10 people involved in college basketball, including Arizona assistant coach Emmanuel "Book" Richardson.[17] The charges allege that Richardson and others allegedly received payments from financial advisers and others to influence student-athletes to retain their services and in turn used those payments to secure recruits.[18][19] Following the news, Richardson was suspended and relieved of all duties.[20] On January 11, 2018, UA fired assistant basketball coach Book Richardson after his appeal failed.[21]

On February 23, 2018, according to a published report by ESPN, an FBI wiretap revealed that head coach Sean Miller talked with Christian Dawkins (another key figure in the scandal) to discuss paying their top prospect, Deandre Ayton, $100,000 to commit to Arizona, with the monetary situation being dealt with directly with him.[22] While Miller would not coach their next game that day against Oregon, Arizona allowed Ayton to play.[23] Coach Sean Miller subsequently denied the allegation and the University of Arizona announced he will remain the coach of Arizona Wildcats men’s basketball team, with Ayton also allowed to continue playing with the team for the rest of the season. However, as a consequence of the report involving Ayton, both of Arizona's remaining committed recruits from the class of 2018, Shareef O'Neal and Brandon Williams, announced they had decommitted.[24]

Personnel[edit]

Roster[edit]

2017–18 Arizona Wildcats men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 0 Parker Jackson-Cartwright 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Sr Sierra Canyon School Los Angeles, CA
G 1 Rawle Alkins 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 220 lb (100 kg) So Word of God Christian Brooklyn, NY
G 3 Dylan Smith 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 170 lb (77 kg) RS So UNC Asheville Mobile, AL
F 4 Chase Jeter Current redshirt 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Jr Duke Las Vegas, NV
G 5 Brandon Randolph 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fr Westtown School Yonkers, NY
F 11 Ira Lee 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Fr Crossroads School Glendale, AZ
C 13 DeAndre Ayton 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Fr Hillcrest Prep Nassau, Bahamas
C 14 Dušan Ristić 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Sr Sunrise Christian Academy Novi Sad, Serbia
G 20 Talbott Denny 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) GS Lipscomb Tucson, AZ
G 23 Alex Barcello 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Corona del Sol HS Chandler, AZ
G 24 Emmanuel Akot 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Fr Wasatch Academy Winnipeg, MB
F 25 Keanu Pinder 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Sr Hutchinson C.C. Perth, Australia
G 35 Allonzo Trier 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Jr Findlay Prep Seattle, WA
G 50 Tyler Trillo (W) 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 170 lb (77 kg) RS Jr Roger Williams Southbury, CT
G 52 Kory Jones Injured (W) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 170 lb (77 kg) So Westfield HS Herndon, VA
G 54 Matt Weyand (W) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Mater Dei HS Santa Ana, CA
F 55 Jake DesJardins (W) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) So Coronado HS Henderson, NV
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: February 2018

  • Aug 23, 2017 – Sophomore walk-on Kory Jones will miss the 2017–18 season after tearing his left ACL. [25]
  • Sept 27, 2017 – Sophomore Rawle Alkins out 8-12 weeks with a broken right foot.[26]
  • Feb 22, 2018 – Junior Allonzo Trier ruled ineligible by NCAA for testing positive of a banned substance.[27]

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Dušan Ristić Keanu Pinder
PF Deandre Ayton Ira Lee Jake DesJardins
SF Rawle Alkins Brandon Randolph Emmanuel Akot
SG Allonzo Trier Dylan Smith Matt Weyand Kory Jones +
PG P. Jackson-Cartwright Alex Barcello Talbott Denny Tyler Trillo

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Position Year at Arizona Alma Mater (year)
Sean Miller Head Coach 9th Pittsburgh (1992)
Lorenzo Romar Associate Head Coach 1st Washington (1980)
Mark Phelps Assistant Coach 3rd Old Dominion (1996)
Ryan Reynolds Director of Basketball Operations 9th Xavier (2007)
Austin Carroll Assistant Director of Basketball Operations 2nd American (2014)

Preseason[edit]

Roster[edit]

On March 30, 2017, Lauri Markkanen announced that he was leaving the program to enter the 2017 NBA Draft, and would forgo his remaining eligibility. On April 5, 2017, Kobi Simmons, in a release to the fanbase, stated that he intended to enter the NBA draft and sign with an agent, thus ending his remaining eligibility with the program. On May 5, 2017, Chance Comanche, stated that he intended to sign with an agent, thus ending his remaining eligibility with the program. On May 22, 2017, Rawle Alkins, who entered the 2017 NBA draft without hiring an agent, announced that he would return to Arizona to play in 2017–18 season.[28]

Events[edit]

On June 8, Arizona released the non-conference schedule is highlighted by marquee match-ups at McKale Center and across the country.[29] Arizona will also host Alabama, Cal State Bakersfield, Connecticut, Long Beach State, North Dakota State, Northern Arizona and UMBC in Tucson, AZ. Arizona will travel to Phoenix to play Texas A&M at Talking Stick Resort Arena in the annual Valley of the Sun Shootout, to Nassau, Bahamas to play three of the following teams: (NC State, Northern Iowa, Purdue, SMU, Tennessee, Villanova or Western Kentucky) in the Battle 4 Atlantis at Imperial Arena, to Alburquerque to play against New Mexico, and finally face UNLV in Paradise, NV.

The 2018 Pac-12 Tournament will begin March 7 in Las Vegas and conclude on March 10.[30] Selection Sunday occurs the following day.[31]

In the unbalanced 18-game Pac-12 schedule, Arizona will not play the Washington teams (Washington/Washington State) at home and Los Angeles teams (UCLA/USC) on the road.

Summer Exhibition Tour[edit]

Practices began earlier than otherwise allowed by the NCAA in preparation for a three-game foreign tour to Spain in August. (NCAA rules allow teams to conduct 10 practices in preparation for a foreign tour.) NCAA rules allow for foreign tours once every four years and the Spain tour was Arizona's first since 2012.[32] It was the eighth in program history. The University of Arizona basketball program will travel to Spain in August for a foreign tour, including a trio of exhibition games. The Wildcats will spend time in Barcelona and Valencia Aug. 11 through Aug. 19.

UA will take on Combinado Valenciano on Saturday, Aug. 13 at 7 p.m. local at the Pabellon Municipal Fuente de San Luis in Valencia.

The trip's second exhibition features Arizona and the Mataro All-Stars on Wednesday, August 16 at 7:10 p.m. in Barcelona inside the Pavello Municipal Teresa Maria Roca prior to the final exhibition two days later against Mataro Parc Boet in the same arena.

All three of the exhibitions will be streamed online by FloHoops.com with a subscription required.

Red and Blue game[edit]

The annual Red-Blue game will take place at McKale Center on October 20, 2017. After freshman Brandon Randolph won the dunk contest,[33] the Blue team, led by Deandre Ayton, knocked off the Red team, 55-37. [34]

Preseason rankings[edit]

For the fifth time in the past six seasons, Arizona Wildcats voted 2017-18 Pac-12 preseason favorite by media poll. [35] On October 19th, Arizona was pre-season ranked 5th in USA Today coaches preseason poll.[36] On November 1st, Arizona was pre-season ranked No. 3 in AP Top 25 preseason poll.[37]

In its preseason college preview, Lindy's Sports ranked the Wildcats No. 2 in the country. The Blue Ribbon Yearbook ranked UA No. 2 in its preseason rankings. Athlon Sports ranked the Wildcats No. 1 in the country. Street & Smith ranked UA No. 1 in the country. KenPom ranked UA No. 3 in the country. NBC Sports ranked the Wildcats No. 3 in the country. CBS Sports ranked No. 2 for the Wildcats. ESPN ranked No. 2 for the Wildcats. Sports Illustrated ranked UA No. 1 in the country.

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Spain Exhibition Tour
August 13, 2017*
10:00 am, FloHoops.com
vs. Combinado Valenciano W 113–44 
 21  Randolph   16  Ristic   7  Jackson-Cartwright  Pabellon Municipal Fuente de San Luis 
Valencia, ES
August 16, 2017*
10:10 am, FLOHoops.com
vs. Mataro All-Stars W 99–74 
 21  Trier   10  Ayton   8  Trier  Pavello Municipal Teresa Maria Roca 
Barcelona, ES
August 18, 2017*
10:10 am, FLOHoops.com
vs. Mataro Parc Boet  Canceled 
                  Pavello Municipal Teresa Maria Roca 
Barcelona, ES
Exhibition
November 1, 2017*
7:00 pm, P12N
No. 3 Eastern New Mexico W 91–63 
 31  Ayton   10  Ayton   6  Akot  McKale Center (13,803)
Tucson, AZ
November 5, 2017*
4:00 pm, P12N
No. 3 Chico State W 91–53 
 22  Trier   11  Ayton   6  Akot  McKale Center (13,865)
Tucson, AZ
Non-conference regular season
November 10, 2017*
6:00 pm, P12N
No. 3 Northern Arizona W 101–67  1–0
 32  Trier   12  Ayton   8  Jackson-Cartwright  McKale Center (14,644)
Tucson, AZ
November 12, 2017*
4:00 pm, P12N
No. 3 UMBC
Battle 4 Atlantis campus-site game
W 103–78  2–0
 30  Trier   13  Ayton   9  Jackson-Cartwright  McKale Center (13,496)
Tucson, AZ
November 16, 2017*
8:00 pm, P12N
No. 3 Cal State Bakersfield W 91–59  3–0
 28  Trier   10  Ayton   4  Trier  McKale Center (14,301)
Tucson, AZ
November 22, 2017*
5:00 pm, ESPN3
No. 2 vs. NC State
Battle 4 Atlantis quarterfinals
L 84–90  3–1
 27  Tied   14  Ayton   5  Jackson-Cartwright  Imperial Arena (2,850)
Nassau, BAH
November 23, 2017*
7:30 pm, ESPN3
No. 2 vs. SMU
Battle 4 Atlantis 2nd round consolation
L 60–66  3–2
 17  Ayton   15  Ayton   3  Tied  Imperial Arena (1,236)
Nassau, BAH
November 24, 2017*
7:30 pm, ESPN3
No. 2 vs. No. 18 Purdue
Battle 4 Atlantis 7th place game
L 64–89  3–3
 22  Ayton   8  Ayton   7  Jackson-Cartwright  Imperial Arena (2,298)
Nassau, BAH
November 29, 2017*
6:00 pm, P12N
Long Beach State W 91–56  4–3
 15  Trier   9  Tied   5  Jackson-Cartwright  McKale Center (13,626)
Tucson, AZ
December 2, 2017*
8:00 pm, CBSSN
at UNLV W 91–88 OT 5–3
 29  Trier   10  Ayton   3  Tied  Thomas & Mack Center (14,579)
Paradise, NV
December 5, 2017*
7:00 pm, ESPN2
vs. No. 7 Texas A&M
Valley of the Sun Shootout
W 67–64  6–3
 13  4 tied   10  Ayton   4  Barcello  Talking Stick Resort Arena (8,907)
Phoenix, AZ
December 9, 2017*
8:00 pm, ESPN2
Alabama W 88–82  7–3
 29  Ayton   18  Ayton   6  Trier  McKale Center (14,644)
Tucson, AZ
December 16, 2017*
6:00 pm, CBSSN
No. 23 at New Mexico W 89–73  8–3
 26  Alkins   13  Ayton   5  Tied  The Pit (13,207)
Albuquerque, NM
December 18, 2017*
7:00 pm, P12N
No. 18-t North Dakota State W 83–53  9–3
 25  Ayton   9  Ayton   4  Trier  McKale Center (14,048)
Tucson, AZ
December 21, 2017*
7:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 18-t Connecticut W 73–58  10–3
 20  Alkins   9  Ristic   5  Ayton  McKale Center (14,392)
Tucson, AZ
Pac-12 regular season
December 30, 2017
7:00 pm, P12N
No. 17 No. 3 Arizona State
Rivalry
W 84–78  11–3
(1–0)
 23  Ayton   19  Ayton   6  Jackson-Cartwright  McKale Center (14,644)
Tucson, AZ
January 4, 2018
7:00 pm, ESPN
No. 14 at Utah W 94–82  12–3
(2–0)
 24  Ayton   14  Ayton   5  Trier  Jon M. Huntsman Center (13,543)
Salt Lake City, UT
January 6, 2018
12:00 pm, P12N
No. 14 at Colorado L 77–80  12–4
(2–1)
 26  Ayton   11  Ristic   8  Jackson-Cartwright  Coors Events Center (8,519)
Boulder, CO
January 11, 2018
7:00 pm, P12N
No. 17 Oregon State W 62–53  13–4
(3–1)
 21  Trier   10  Ayton   5  Jackson-Cartwright  McKale Center (14,644)
Tucson, AZ
January 13, 2018
12:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 17 Oregon W 90–83  14–4
(4–1)
 25  Trier   7  Ayton   6  Alkins  McKale Center (14,644)
Tucson, AZ
January 17, 2018
7:00 pm, P12N
No. 14 at California W 79–58  15–4
(5–1)
 20  Ayton   11  Ayton   6  Jackson-Cartwright  Haas Pavilion (7,721)
Berkeley, CA
January 20, 2018
2:00 pm, CBS
No. 14 at Stanford W 73–71  16–4
(6–1)
 21  Trier   9  Ristic   5  Tied  Maples Pavilion (6,079)
Stanford, CA
January 25, 2018
6:30 pm, FS1
No. 11 Colorado W 80–71  17–4
(7–1)
 23  Trier   8  Ristic   4  Jackson-Cartwright  McKale Center (14,644)
Tucson, AZ
January 27, 2018
3:30 pm, FOX
No. 11 Utah W 74–73  18–4
(8–1)
 23  Ristic   8  Ayton   6  Jackson-Cartwright  McKale Center (14,644)
Tucson, AZ
January 31, 2018
8:00 pm, P12N
No. 9 at Washington State W 100–72  19–4
(9–1)
 25  Ayton   11  Ayton   4  Jackson-Cartwright  Beasley Coliseum (4,607)
Pullman, WA
February 3, 2018
8:30 pm, P12N
No. 9 at Washington L 75–78  19–5
(9–2)
 21  Ristic   12  Ayton   5  Jackson-Cartwright  Alaska Airlines Arena (10,000)
Seattle, WA
February 8, 2018
8:00 pm, ESPN
No. 13 UCLA
Rivalry
L 74–82  19–6
(9–3)
 17  Trier   12  Ayton   4  Jackson-Cartwright  McKale Center (14,644)
Tucson, AZ
February 10, 2018
8:15 PM, ESPN
No. 13 USC W 81–67  20–6
(10–3)
 20  Alkins   11  Ristic   5  Alkins  McKale Center (14,644)
Tucson, AZ
February 15, 2018
7:00 pm, ESPN
No. 17 at No. 25 Arizona State
Rivalry
W 77–70  21–6
(11–3)
 25  Ayton   16  Ayton   5  Trier  Wells Fargo Arena (14,233)
Tempe, AZ
February 22, 2018
7:00 pm, FS1
No. 14 at Oregon State W 75–65 OT 22–6
(12–3)
 19  Ayton   12  Ayton   4  Ayton  Gill Coliseum (4,963)
Corvallis, OR
February 24, 2018
8:15 pm, ESPN
No. 14 at Oregon L 93–98 OT 22–7
(12–4)
 28  Ayton   18  Ayton   5  Tied  Matthew Knight Arena (12,364)
Eugene, OR
March 1, 2018
8:00 pm, FS1
No. 19 Stanford W 75–67  23–7
(13–4)
 21  Ristic   10  Ayton   4  3 tied  McKale Center (14,644)
Tucson, AZ
March 3, 2018
4:30 pm, P12N
No. 19 California W 66–54  24–7
(14–4)
 26  Ayton   20  Ayton   7  Trier  McKale Center (14,644)
Tucson, AZ
Pac-12 Tournament
March 8, 2018
1:00 pm, P12N
(1) No. 15 vs. (8) Colorado
Quarterfinals
W 83–67  25–7
 22  Trier   11  Ristic   4  Jackson-Cartwright  T-Mobile Arena (15,182)
Paradise, NV
March 9, 2018
7:00 pm, P12N
(1) No. 15 vs. (4) UCLA
Semifinals/Rivalry
W 78–67 OT 26–7
 32  Ayton   14  Ayton   4  Jackson-Cartwright  T-Mobile Arena (16,596)
Paradise, NV
March 10, 2018
8:00 pm, FS1
(1) No. 15 vs. (2) USC
Championship game
W 75–61  27–7
 32  Ayton   18  Ayton   5  Jackson-Cartwright  T-Mobile Arena (16,501)
Paradise, NV
NCAA Tournament
March 15, 2018*
6:40 pm, CBS
(4 S) No. 12 vs. (13 S) Buffalo
First Round
L 68–89  27–8
 25  Clark   13  Ayton   7  Clark  Taco Bell Arena (11,673)
Boise, ID
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses. S=South.
All times are in Mountain Time.

Schedule Source: ArizonaWildcats.com[38]

Ranking movement[edit]

  Pre Wk
2
Wk
3
Wk
4
Wk
5
Wk
6
Wk
7
Wk
8
Wk
9
Wk
10
Wk
11
Wk
12
Wk
13
Wk
14
Wk
15
Wk
16
Wk
17
Wk
18
Final
Arizona 3 (18) 3 (16) 2 (11) RV RV 23 18T 17 14 17 14 11 9 13 17 14 19 15 12
  Pre Wk
3
Wk
4
Wk
5
Wk
6
Wk
7
Wk
8
Wk
9
Wk
10
Wk
11
Wk
12
Wk
13
Wk
14
Wk
15
Wk
16
Wk
17
Wk
18
Final Postseason (final)
Arizona 5 (2) 4 RV RV 23 19 18 16 21 17 12 9 13 19 14 22 17 15 RV
  • Number in italic indicates the number of first place votes

^Coaches did not release a Week 2 poll.
*AP does not release post-NCAA Tournament rankings

Player statistics[edit]

Individual player statistics (Final)
Minutes Scoring Total FGs 3-point FGs Free-Throws Rebounds
Player GP GS Tot Avg Pts Avg FG FGA Pct 3FG 3FA Pct FT FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg A TO Stl Blk
Alex Barcello 16 0 187 11.7 46 2.9 16 44 .364 8 26 .308 6 8 .750 3 17 20 1.3 19 8 3 0
Allonzo Trier 26 26 878 33.8 509 19.6 159 293 .543 61 144 .424 130 153 .850 11 73 84 3.2 81 59 16 11
Brandon Randolph 25 4 323 12.9 109 4.4 38 101 .376 14 44 .318 19 26 .731 4 20 24 1.0 25 19 12 4
Deandre Ayton 26 26 841 32.3 509 19.5 200 331 .604 10 29 .318 96 130 .738 71 207 278 10.7 36 45 12 47
Dušan Ristić 26 26 658 25.3 308 11.8 128 216 .593 3 8 .375 49 61 .803 56 127 183 7.0 26 31 9 15
Dylan Smith 25 6 384 15.4 116 4.6 39 104 .375 25 69 .362 13 15 .867 8 32 40 1.6 31 24 4 5
Emmanuel Akot 22 4 218 9.9 39 1.8 15 39 .385 8 19 .421 1 5 .200 8 18 26 1.2 20 14 4 3
Ira Lee 25 0 273 10.9 60 2.4 23 51 .451 1 2 .500 13 23 .565 19 41 60 2.4 10 12 5 11
Jake DesJardins 3 0 7 2.3 2 0.7 1 2 .500 0 2 .000 0 0 .000 0 3 3 1.0 1 1 0 0
Keanu Pinder 23 0 220 9.6 49 2.1 18 27 .667 0 0 .000 13 21 .619 10 37 47 2.0 1 12 7 12
Matt Weyand 0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Parker Jackson-Cartwright 26 26 810 31.2 190 7.3 62 144 .431 36 81 .444 30 41 .732 5 51 56 2.2 127 43 37 3
Rawle Alkins 14 12 415 29.6 191 13.6 63 136 .463 23 59 .390 42 56 .750 25 33 58 4.1 39 35 18 11
Talbott Denny 2 0 5 2.5 0 0.0 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0
Tyler Trillo 1 0 5 5.0 3 3.0 1 1 1.000 1 1 1.000 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0
Total 26 - - - 2128 82 763 1489 .512 190 482 .394 412 539 .764 251 681 932 36 417 313 127 122
Opponents
Legend
  GP  Games played   GS  Games started  Avg  Average per game
  FG  Field-goals made  FGA  Field-goal attempts  Off  Offensive rebounds
 Def  Defensive rebounds   A  Assists   TO Turnovers
 Blk  Blocks  Stl  Steals  High  Team high

Game summaries[edit]

Red/Blue Scrimmage[edit]

Broadcasters: Starting Lineups:

  • Arizona Blue: Deandre Ayton (F), Allonzo Trier (G), Keanu Pinder (F), Dylan Smith (G/F), Alex Barcello (G)
  • Arizona Red: Emmanuel Akot (F), Brandon Randolph (G), Ira Lee (F), Parker Jackson-Cartwright (G), Dusan Ristic (C)

Exhibition: Eastern New Mexico[edit]

Broadcasters: Starting Lineups:

  • Eastern New Mexico: Jamari Pierce (G), Arcaim Lallemand (F), LaMarquis Thompson (G), Maurice Coleman (F), Zach Parker (C)
  • Arizona: Alex Barcello (PG), Brandon Randolph (SG), Allonzo Trier (SF), Deandre Ayton (PF), Dušan Ristić (C)

Exhibition: Chico State[edit]

Broadcasters: Starting Lineups:

  • Chico State: Isaiah Ellis (G), Justin Briggs (G), Jalen McFerren (F), Nate Ambrosini (F), Corey Silverstrom (C)
  • Arizona: Parker Jackson-Cartwright (PG), Allonzo Trier (SG), Emmanuel Akot (SF), Deandre Ayton (PF), Dušan Ristić (C)

Northern Arizona[edit]

Broadcasters: Starting Lineups:

  • Northern Arizona: Gino Littles (PG), Brooks Debisschop (SG), Chris Bowling (SF), Isaiah Thomas (PF), Torrey Johnson (C)
  • Arizona: Parker Jackson-Cartwright (PG), Allonzo Trier (SG), Emmanuel Akot (SF), Deandre Ayton (PF), Dušan Ristić (C)

UMBC[edit]

Broadcasters: Starting Lineups:

  • UMBC: Jourdan Grant (G), Jairus Lyles (G), Max Curran (F), Arkel Lamar (G/F), Nolan Gerrity (C)
  • Arizona: Parker Jackson-Cartwright (PG), Allonzo Trier (SG), Emmanuel Akot (SF), Deandre Ayton (PF), Dušan Ristić (C)

Cal State Bakersfield[edit]

Broadcasters: Starting Lineups:

  • Cal State Bakersfield: Jarkel Joiner (PG), Brent Wrapp (SG), Damiyne Durham (SF), Shon Briggs (PF), Moataz Aly (C)
  • Arizona: Parker Jackson-Cartwright (PG), Allonzo Trier (SG), Emmanuel Akot (SF), Deandre Ayton (PF), Dušan Ristić (C)

vs North Carolina State (Battle 4 Atlantis)[edit]

Broadcasters: Starting Lineups:

  • North Carolina State: Markell Johnson (PG), Torin Dorn (G), Allerik Freeman (G), Sam Hunt (G), Lennard Freeman (F)
  • Arizona: Parker Jackson-Cartwright (PG), Allonzo Trier (SG), Dylan Smith (SF), Deandre Ayton (PF), Dušan Ristić (C)

vs SMU (Battle 4 Atlantis)[edit]

Broadcasters: Starting Lineups:

  • SMU: Jimmy Whitt (G), Shake Milton (G), Jarrey Foster (G), Ben Emelogu II (G), Ethan Chargois (F)
  • Arizona: Parker Jackson-Cartwright (PG), Allonzo Trier (SG), Dylan Smith (SF), Deandre Ayton (PF), Dušan Ristić (C)

vs #18 Purdue (Battle 4 Atlantis)[edit]

Broadcasters: Starting Lineups:

  • Purdue: P.J. Thompson (PG), Carsen Edwards (SG), Dakota Mathias (SF), Vincent Edwards (PF), Isaac Haas (C)
  • Arizona: Parker Jackson-Cartwright (PG), Allonzo Trier (SG), Emmanuel Akot (SF), Deandre Ayton (PF), Dušan Ristić (C)

vs Long Beach State[edit]

Broadcasters: Starting Lineups:

  • Long Beach State: Edon Maxhuni (PG), Bryan Alberts (SG), KJ Byers (SF), Gabe Levin (PF), Mason Riggins (C)
  • Arizona: Parker Jackson-Cartwright (PG), Allonzo Trier (SG), Brandon Randolph (SF), Deandre Ayton (PF), Dušan Ristić (C)

at UNLV[edit]

Broadcasters: Starting Lineups:

  • UNLV: Jordan Johnson (PG), Jovan Mooring (SG), Kris Clyburn (SF), Shakur Juiston (PF), Brandon McCoy (C)
  • Arizona: Parker Jackson-Cartwright (PG), Allonzo Trier (SG), Brandon Randolph (SF), Deandre Ayton (PF), Dušan Ristić (C)

vs Texas A&M (Valley of the Sun Showcase)[edit]

Broadcasters: Starting Lineups:

  • Texas A&M: Duane Wilson (PG), Admon Gilder (SG), D.J. Hogg (SF), Robert Williams (PF), Tyler Davis (C)
  • Arizona: Parker Jackson-Cartwright (PG), Allonzo Trier (SG), Brandon Randolph (SF), Deandre Ayton (PF), Dušan Ristić (C)

vs Alabama[edit]

Broadcasters: Starting Lineups:

  • Alabama: Colin Sexton (PG), Dazon Ingram (SG), John Petty(SF), Riley Norris (PF), Donta Hall (C)
  • Arizona: Parker Jackson-Cartwright (PG), Allonzo Trier (SG), Brandon Randolph (SF), Deandre Ayton (PF), Dušan Ristić (C)

at New Mexico[edit]

Broadcasters: Starting Lineups:

  • New Mexico: Antino Jackson (PG), Makuach Maluach (SG), Jachai Simmons (SF), Dane Kuiper (PF), Joe Furstinger (C)
  • Arizona: Parker Jackson-Cartwright (PG), Allonzo Trier (SG), Rawle Alkins (SF), DeAndre Ayton (PF), Dušan Ristić (C)

vs North Dakota State[edit]

Broadcasters: Starting Lineups:

  • North Dakota State: Jared Samuelson (G), Tyson Ward (G), Paul Miller (G), A.J. Jacobson (G), Spencer Eliason (F)
  • Arizona: Parker Jackson-Cartwright (PG), Allonzo Trier (SG), Rawle Alkins (SF), DeAndre Ayton (PF), Dušan Ristić (C)

vs UConn[edit]

Broadcasters: Starting Lineups:

  • UConn: Jalen Adams (G), Christian Vital (G), Terry Larrier (G), Isaiah Whaley (F), Eric Cobb (F)
  • Arizona: Parker Jackson-Cartwright (PG), Allonzo Trier (SG), Rawle Alkins (SF), DeAndre Ayton (PF), Dušan Ristić (C)

vs Arizona State[edit]

Broadcasters: Starting Lineups:

  • Arizona State: Shannon Evans II (G), Tra Holder (G), Kodi Justice (G), Mickey Mitchell (F), Romello White (F)
  • Arizona: Parker Jackson-Cartwright (PG), Allonzo Trier (SG), Rawle Alkins (SF), DeAndre Ayton (PF), Dušan Ristić (C)

at Utah[edit]

Broadcasters: Starting Lineups:

  • Utah: Justin Bibbins (PG), Sedrick Barefield (SG), Gabe Bealer (SF), Tyler Rawson (PF), David Collette (C)
  • Arizona: Parker Jackson-Cartwright (PG), Allonzo Trier (SG), Rawle Alkins (SF), DeAndre Ayton (PF), Dušan Ristić (C)

at Colorado[edit]

Broadcasters: Starting Lineups:

  • Colorado: McKinley Wright IV (PG), Namon Wright (SG), George King (SF), Tyler Bey (PF), Dallas Walton (C)
  • Arizona: Parker Jackson-Cartwright (PG), Allonzo Trier (SG), Rawle Alkins (SF), DeAndre Ayton (PF), Dušan Ristić (C)

vs Oregon State[edit]

Broadcasters: Starting Lineups:

  • Oregon State: Stephen Thompson Jr. (PG), Ethan Thompson (SG), Seth Berger(SF), Tres Tinkle (PF), Drew Eubanks (C)
  • Arizona: Parker Jackson-Cartwright (PG), Allonzo Trier (SG), Rawle Alkins (SF), DeAndre Ayton (PF), Dušan Ristić (C)

vs Oregon[edit]

Broadcasters: Starting Lineups:

  • Oregon: Payton Pritchard (PG), Elijah Brown (SG), Troy Brown (SF), MiKyle McIntosh (PF), Kenny Wooten (C)
  • Arizona: Parker Jackson-Cartwright (PG), Allonzo Trier (SG), Rawle Alkins (SF), DeAndre Ayton (PF), Dušan Ristić (C)

at California[edit]

Broadcasters: Starting Lineups:

  • California: Darius McNeill (PG), Don Coleman (SG), Juhwan Harris-Dyson (SF), Justice Sueing (PF), Marcus Lee (C)
  • Arizona: Parker Jackson-Cartwright (PG), Allonzo Trier (SG), Dylan Smith (SF), DeAndre Ayton (PF), Dušan Ristić (C)

at Stanford[edit]

Broadcasters: Starting Lineups:

  • Stanford: Daejon Davis (PG), Dorian Pickens (SG), Kezie Okpala (SF), Reid Travis (PF), Michael Humphrey (C)
  • Arizona: Parker Jackson-Cartwright (PG), Allonzo Trier (SG), Rawle Alkins (SF), DeAndre Ayton (PF), Dušan Ristić (C)

vs Colorado[edit]

Broadcasters: Starting Lineups:

  • Colorado: McKinley Wright IV (PG), Namon Wright (SG), George King (SF), Tyler Bey (PF), Dallas Walton (C)
  • Arizona: Parker Jackson-Cartwright (PG), Allonzo Trier (SG), Dylan Smith (SF), DeAndre Ayton (PF), Dušan Ristić (C)

vs Utah[edit]

Broadcasters: Starting Lineups:

  • Utah: Justin Bibbins (PG), Parker Van Dyke (SG), Gabe Bealer (SF), Tyler Rawson (PF), David Collette (C)
  • Arizona: Parker Jackson-Cartwright (PG), Allonzo Trier (SG), Dylan Smith (SF), DeAndre Ayton (PF), Dušan Ristić (C)

at Washington State[edit]

Broadcasters: Starting Lineups:

  • Washington State: Viont'e Daniels (PG), Carter Skaggs (SG), Robert Franks (SF), Arinze Chidom (PF), Drick Bernstine (C)
  • Arizona: Parker Jackson-Cartwright (PG), Allonzo Trier (SG), Dylan Smith (SF), DeAndre Ayton (PF), Dušan Ristić (C)

at Washington[edit]

Broadcasters: Starting Lineups:

  • Washington: David Crisp (PG), Jaylen Nowell (SG), Matisse Thybulle (SF), Noah Dickerson (PF), Sam Timmins (C)
  • Arizona: Parker Jackson-Cartwright (PG), Allonzo Trier (SG), Rawle Alkins (SF), DeAndre Ayton (PF), Dušan Ristić (C)

vs UCLA[edit]

Broadcasters: Starting Lineups:

  • UCLA: Aaron Holiday (PG), Jaylen Hands (SG), Kris Wilkes (SF), Gyorgy Goloman (PF), Thomas Welsh (C)
  • Arizona: Parker Jackson-Cartwright (PG), Allonzo Trier (SG), Rawle Alkins (SF), DeAndre Ayton (PF), Dušan Ristić (C)

vs USC[edit]

Broadcasters: Starting Lineups:

  • USC: Jordan McLaughlin (PG), Derryck Thornton (SG), Elijah Stewart (SF), Nick Rakocevic (PF), Chimezie Metu (C)
  • Arizona: Parker Jackson-Cartwright (PG), Allonzo Trier (SG), Rawle Alkins (SF), Deandre Ayton (PF), Dušan Ristić (C)

at Arizona State[edit]

Broadcasters: Starting Lineups:

  • Arizona State: Shannon Evans II (G), Tra Holder (G), Kodi Justice (G), Vitaliy Shibel (F), Romello White (F)
  • Arizona: Parker Jackson-Cartwright (PG), Allonzo Trier (SG), Rawle Alkins (SF), Deandre Ayton (PF), Dušan Ristić (C)

at Oregon State[edit]

Broadcasters: Starting Lineups:

  • Oregon State: Stephen Thompson Jr. (PG), Ethan Thompson (SG), Tres Tinkle (SF), Seth Berger (PF), Drew Eubanks (C)
  • Arizona: Parker Jackson-Cartwright (PG), Dylan Smith (SG), Rawle Alkins (SF), Deandre Ayton (PF), Dušan Ristić (C)

at Oregon[edit]

Broadcasters: Starting Lineups:

  • Oregon: Payton Pritchard (PG), Elijah Brown (SG), Troy Brown (SF), Paul White (PF), MiKyle McIntosh (C)
  • Arizona: Parker Jackson-Cartwright (PG), Dylan Smith (SG), Rawle Alkins (SF), Deandre Ayton (PF), Dušan Ristić (C)

Prior this game, Lorenzo Romar was named the interim head coach for the Wildcats after an ESPN report of alleged payment for Deandre Ayton to attend Arizona by Sean Miller was released.

vs Stanford[edit]

Broadcasters: Starting Lineups:

  • Stanford: Dorian Pickens (PG), Daejon Davis (SG), Kezie Okpala (SF), Reid Travis (PF), Michael Humphrey (C)
  • Arizona: Parker Jackson-Cartwright (PG), Allonzo Trier (SG), Rawle Alkins (SF), Deandre Ayton (PF), Dušan Ristić (C)

In the midst of the scandal after their previous game against Oregon, coach Sean Miller would not be fired and would instead reinstate his position as head coach for at least the rest of the season.

vs California[edit]

Broadcasters: Starting Lineups:

  • California: Darius McNeill (PG), Don Coleman (SG), Juhwan Harris-Dyson (SF), Justice Sueing (PF), Marcus Lee (C)
  • Arizona: Parker Jackson-Cartwright (PG), Allonzo Trier (SG), Dylan Smith (SF), Deandre Ayton (PF), Dušan Ristić (C)

vs Colorado (Pac-12 Tournament)[edit]

Broadcasters: Starting Lineups:

  • Colorado: McKinley Wright IV (PG), George King (SG), Lazar Nikolic (SF), Tyler Bey (PF), Dallas Walton (C)
  • Arizona: Parker Jackson-Cartwright (PG), Allonzo Trier (SG), Rawle Alkins (SF), Deandre Ayton (PF), Dusan Ristic (C)

vs UCLA (Pac-12 Tournament)[edit]

Broadcasters: Starting Lineups:

  • UCLA: Aaron Holiday (PG), Prince Ali (SG), Kris Wilkes (SF), Thomas Welch (PF), Gyorgy Goloman (C)
  • Arizona: Parker Jackson-Cartwright (PG), Allonzo Trier (SG), Rawle Alkins (SF), Deandre Ayton (PF), Dusan Ristic (C)

vs USC (Pac-12 Tournament)[edit]

Broadcasters: Starting Lineups:

  • USC: Jordan McLaughlin (PG), Elijah Stewart (SG), Jonah Mathews (SF), Nick Rakocevic (PF), Chimezie Metu (C)
  • Arizona: Parker Jackson-Cartwright (PG), Allonzo Trier (SG), Rawle Alkins (SF), Deandre Ayton (PF), Dusan Ristic (C)

vs Buffalo (NCAA Tournament)[edit]

Broadcasters: Starting Lineups:

  • Buffalo: Jeremy Harris (G), Wes Clark (G), Davonta Jordan (G), CJ Massinburg (G), Ikenna Smart (F)
  • Arizona: Parker Jackson-Cartwright (PG), Allonzo Trier (SG), Rawle Alkins (SF), Deandre Ayton (PF), Dusan Ristic (C)

Awards and honors[edit]

Weekly awards[edit]

  • Allonzo Trier
Week 1, Pac-12 Player of the Week (Nov. 13) [39]
NBC Sports Player of the Week (Nov. 13)[40]
  • Deandre Ayton
Week 4, Pac–12 Player of the Week (Dec. 4)[41]
Wayman Tisdale National Freshman of the Week (Dec 10)[42]
Wayman Tisdale National Freshman of the Week (2) (Feb 25)[43]
NCAA Men's Player of the Week (Jan. 1)[44]
NBC Sports Player of the Week (Jan. 1)[45]
Pac-12 Player of the Week (2) (Jan. 2)[46]
  • Dusan Ristic
Pac-12 Player of the Week (Jan. 29)[47]

Watchlists[edit]

  • Allonzo Trier
Jerry West Award Preseason Watch List (2018)[48]
Oscar Robertson Award Preseason Watch List (2018)[49]
Lute Olson Award Preseason Watch List (2018)[50]
Naismith Trophy Award Preseason Watch List (2018)[51]
John R. Wooden Award Preseason Watch List (2018)[52]
John R. Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 (2018)[53]
  • Rawle Alkins
Julius Erving Award Preseason Watch List (2018)[54]
Naismith Trophy Award Preseason Watch List (2018)
John R. Wooden Award Preseason Watch List (2018)
  • Deandre Ayton
Karl Malone Award Preseason Watch List (2018) [55]
Oscar Robertson Award Preseason Watch List (2018)
Naismith Trophy Award Preseason Watch List (2018)
John R. Wooden Award Preseason Watch List (2018)
John R. Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 (2018)[56]
Oscar Robertson Trophy Midseason Watch List (2018)[57]
Karl Malone Award Finalist (2018) [58]
Naismith Trophy Award Finalist (2018)
  • Dušan Ristić
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award Preseason Watch List (2018) [59]

Pac-12 awards[edit]

  • Deandre Ayton
Pac-12 Tournament Most Outstanding Player (2018)
Pac-12 Player of the Year (2018)
Pac-12 Freshman Player of the Year (2018)

National district awards[edit]

  • Deandre Ayton
USBWA District IX Player of the Year (2018)

All-American and national awards[edit]

  • Allonzo Trier
AP Pac-12 First Team All-American (2018)
AP Preseason First Team All-American (2017)
Street & Smith Preseason Second Team All-American (2017)
NBC Sports Preseason First Team All-American (2017)
ESPN Preseason First Team All-American (2017)
Sports Illustrated Preseason First Team All-American (2017)
USA Today Preseason First Team All-American (2017)
Blue Ribbon Preseason Second Team All-American (2017)
Athlon Sports Preseason Second Team All-American (2017)
Sporting News Preseason Second Team All-American (2017)
USBWA District IX All-District Team (2018)
NABC District 20 Second Team (2018)
AP All-American Honorable mention (2018)
  • Deandre Ayton
Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year Award (2018)
AP Pac-12 Player of the Year (2018)
AP Pac-12 Newcomer of the Year (2018)
AP Pac-12 First Team All-American (2018)
NBC Sports First Team All-American (2018)
AP Preseason Second Team All-American (2017)
NBC Sports Preseason Third Team All-American (2017)
Blue Ribbon Preseason Third Team All-American (2017)
Athlon Sports Preseason Third Team All-American (2017)
Sporting News Preseason Third Team All-American (2017)
Sports Illustrated Preseason Honorable Mention All-American (2017)
USA Today Preseason Honorable Mention All-American (2017)
USA Today First Team All-American (2018)
Sporting News First Team All-American (2018)
USBWA District IX All-District Team (2018)
USBWA First Team All-American (2018)
NABC First Team All-American (2018)
NABC District 20 First team (2018)
AP First Team All-American (2018)

All-Pac-12 team[edit]

  • Deandre Ayton
All Pac-12 First team (2018)
All Pac-12 Freshman team (2018)
All Pac-12 Defensive team (2018)
  • Allonzo Trier
All Pac-12 First team (2018)
  • Dusan Ristic
All Pac-12 Second team (2018)
  • Rawle Alkins
All Pac-12 Honorable mention (2018)

All-Pac-12 tournament team[edit]

  • Deandre Ayton
All Pac-12 tournament team (2018)
  • Dusan Ristic
All Pac-12 tournament team (2018)

See also[edit]

2017–18 Arizona Wildcats women's basketball team

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arizona Media Guide" (PDF). ArizonaWildcats.com. Retrieved 27 January 2017. 
  2. ^ Pascoe, Bruce. "Kadeem Allen drafted No. 53 by Boston Celtics". Tucson.com. Arizona Daily Star. Retrieved 22 June 2017. 
  3. ^ Pascoe, Bruce. "Arizona sophomore Chance Comanche says he won't return to Wildcats". Tucson.com. Arizona Daily Star. Retrieved 5 May 2017. 
  4. ^ Rosenblatt, Zach. "Arizona Wildcats walk-on guard Paulo Cruz transferring to Cal Poly". Tucson.com. Arizona Daily Star. Retrieved 14 July 2017. 
  5. ^ Pascoe, Bruce. "Ray Smith's career over after Arizona Wildcats confirm he tore ACL". Tucson.com. Arizona Daily Star. Retrieved 3 November 2016. 
  6. ^ Presnell, Kelly. "Arizona Wildcats freshman Kobi Simmons declares for NBA draft". Tucson.com. Arizona Daily Star. Retrieved 5 April 2017. 
  7. ^ Pascoe, Bruce. "Report: Memphis to sign Arizona Wildcats' 'microwave,' Kobi Simmons". Tucson.com. Arizona Daily Star. Retrieved 23 June 2017. 
  8. ^ Pascoe, Bruce. "Arizona Wildcats freshman Lauri Markkanen confirms he'll leave for NBA". Tucson.com. Arizona Daily Star. Retrieved 30 March 2017. 
  9. ^ Pascoe, Bruce. "Arizona Wildcats star Lauri Markkanen taken No. 7 pick in the NBA Draft". Tucson.com. Arizona Daily Star. Retrieved 22 June 2017. 
  10. ^ a b "2017-18 Basketball (M) Roster - Arizona Athletics". www.arizonawildcats.com. University of Arizona Department of Athletics. 
  11. ^ Pascoe, Bruce. "Duke transfer Chase Jeter commits to Arizona Wildcats". Tucson.com. Arizona Daily Star. Retrieved 16 May 2017. 
  12. ^ "ESPN Profile of Alex Barcello". ESPN. Retrieved 27 May 2017. 
  13. ^ "ESPN Profile of Brandon Randolph". ESPN. Retrieved 27 May 2017. 
  14. ^ "ESPN Profile of Ira Lee". ESPN. Retrieved 27 May 2017. 
  15. ^ "ESPN Profile of DeAndre Ayton". ESPN. Retrieved 27 May 2017. 
  16. ^ "ESPN Profile of Emmanuel Akot". ESPN. Retrieved 27 May 2017. 
  17. ^ "NCAA coaches among 10 arrested for corruption". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2017-09-26. 
  18. ^ Pascoe, Bruce. "Report: Arizona Wildcats assistant coach Book Richardson arrested, charged in federal kickback ring". Tucson.com. Retrieved 2017-09-26. 
  19. ^ "FBI arrests four college basketball assistants on charges of fraud". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2017-09-26. 
  20. ^ Villarreal, Phil (2017-09-26). "UA suspends assistant basketball coach, postpones media day". KGUN. Retrieved 2017-09-26. 
  21. ^ Schmidt, Caitlin. "UA fires assistant basketball coach Book Richardson after his appeal fails". Tucson.com. Retrieved 2018-01-25. 
  22. ^ Schlabach, Mark (February 23, 2018). "FBI wiretaps show Sean Miller discussed $100K payment to lock recruit". www.espn.com. ESPN. Retrieved February 24, 2018. 
  23. ^ "Sean Miller won't coach Arizona's game Saturday vs. Oregon". www.espn.com. ESPN. February 24, 2018. Retrieved February 24, 2018. 
  24. ^ https://www.si.com/college-basketball/2018/03/03/sean-miller-deandre-ayton-arizona-nba-draft
  25. ^ Pascoe, Bruce. "Arizona basketball: Walk-on Kory Jones out for season with torn ACL". Tucson.com. Tucson.com. Retrieved 23 August 2017. 
  26. ^ Pascoe, Bruce. "Arizona Wildcats standout Rawle Alkins out 8-12 weeks with broken foot". Tucson.com. Arizona Daily Star. Retrieved 27 September 2017. 
  27. ^ "Arizona to appeal NCAA ruling after Allonzo Trier tests positive for banned substance". espn.com. Retrieved 22 February 2018. 
  28. ^ "Arizona's Alkins withdraws from draft, will return to Tucson". usatoday.com. USA Today. Retrieved 22 May 2017. 
  29. ^ Pascoe, Bruce. "Arizona Wildcats finalize 2017–18 non-conference schedule". Tucson.com. Tucson.com. Retrieved 8 June 2017. 
  30. ^ http://championships.pac-12.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Pac-12-Men%E2%80%99s-Basketball-Future-Scheduling-5.9.16.pdf
  31. ^ https://www.ncaa.com/news/basketball-men/march-madness-selection-sunday-dates-schedule
  32. ^ Star, Bruce Pascoe Arizona Daily. "Arizona basketball: Bahamas trip gives Cats time to mesh". Arizona Daily Star. Retrieved 2017-06-14. 
  33. ^ Kelapire, Ryan (20 October 2017). "Brandon Randolph wins Red-Blue Game dunk contest". AZDesertSwarm.com. Retrieved 20 October 2017. 
  34. ^ Kelapire, Ryan (20 October 2017). "Deandre Ayton, Brandon Randolph shine in Arizona's Red-Blue Game". AZDesertSwarm.com. Retrieved 20 October 2017. 
  35. ^ "Arizona again Pac-12 Men's basketball preseason favorite". Pac-12.com. 12 October 2017. Retrieved 12 October 2017. 
  36. ^ Pascoe, Bruce (19 October 2017). "Arizona basketball: Wildcats ranked 5th in USA Today coaches preseason poll". Tucson.com. Retrieved 19 October 2017. 
  37. ^ Pascoe, Bruce (1 November 2017). "Arizona basketball: Arizona Wildcats ranked No. 3 in AP Top 25 preseason poll". Tucson.com. Retrieved 1 November 2017. 
  38. ^ "Men's Basketball 2017–2018 Schedule". University of Arizona Department of Athletics. 
  39. ^ "POW, Week 1". Pac-12.com. 13 November 2017. Retrieved 13 November 2017. 
  40. ^ "Player of the Week: Allonzo Trier, Arizona". 
  41. ^ "POW, Week 4". Pac-12.com. 13 November 2017. 
  42. ^ "ARIZONA'S AYTON NAMED WAYMAN TISDALE FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK". 
  43. ^ "ARIZONA'S AYTON NAMED WAYMAN TISDALE FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK". 
  44. ^ "Arizona Basketball: Deandre Ayton | Player of the Week". 
  45. ^ "Player of the Week: Deandre Ayton, Arizona". 
  46. ^ "Arizona's Ayton adds second Pac-12 men's basketball weekly honor". 
  47. ^ "Dusan Ristic Named Pac-12 Player of the Week". 
  48. ^ "College basketball: 20 players named to 2018 Jerry West Award watch list". NCAA.com. Retrieved 17 October 2017. 
  49. ^ "2017 Oscar Roberston Trophy Preseason Watchlist". Sportswriters.net. 6 November 2017. Retrieved 6 November 2017. 
  50. ^ "2017-18 Lute Olson Preseason Watch List". LuteOlsonAward.com. 6 November 2017. Retrieved 6 November 2017. 
  51. ^ "Citizen Naismith Trophy Watch List Released". NaismithTrophy.com. Retrieved 9 November 2017. 
  52. ^ "Preseason Top 50". 
  53. ^ "Wooden Award midseason top 25". 
  54. ^ "College basketball: 21 players named to 2018 Julius Erving Award watch list". NCAA.com. Retrieved 18 October 2017. 
  55. ^ "College basketball: 21 players named to 2018 Karl Malone Award watch list". NCAA.com. Retrieved 19 October 2017. 
  56. ^ "Wooden Award midseason top 25". 
  57. ^ "USBWA Unveils Oscar Robertson Trophy Midseason Watch List". 
  58. ^ "2018 Finalist". 
  59. ^ "College basketball: 20 players named to 2018 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar watch list". hoophallawards.com. Retrieved 20 October 2017.