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Athletic trainers adapt to chaos of sports in a pandemic

Jan. 15, 2021 6:22 PM EST

Collegiate athletic trainers are used to being the calm amid chaos. Screaming fans, blaring music from loudspeakers, coaches and players caught up in the heat of competition — all of it gets tuned out when a trainer is tending to an injured athlete. The coronavirus pandemic has added another constantly...

Arizona loses Baker for the season with broken wrist

Jan. 11, 2021 11:02 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona junior guard Jemarl Baker Jr. will miss the remainder of the season with a broken wrist. Wildcats coach Sean Miller said during his radio show on Monday that X-rays showed a broken bone in Baker's wrist. Baker was injured in the first half of Saturday's loss to UCLA and did not...

UCLA guard Tyger Campbell (10) gives a high-five to Jaime Jaquez Jr. as time expires in overtime of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Arizona State on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021, in Tempe, Ariz. UCLA won 81-75. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

UCLA completes desert sweep with 81-76 win over Arizona

Jan. 10, 2021 12:21 AM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — UCLA suffered a huge blow when Chris Smith went down with a torn ACL on New Year's Eve and is still trying to figure out how to play without its star guard. Alone atop the Pac-12 after a rare desert sweep, it seems the Bruins have adapted pretty well so far. Tyger Campbell scored 22...

Arizona's Jordan Brown (21) shoots a free throw as Washington's Quade Green watches during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Arizona uses balance attack to rout Washington 80-53

Dec. 31, 2020 10:47 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — There was some anger and disappointment in the wake of Arizona learning there would be no postseason. There was no carryover to the court for the Wildcats in their first game after finding out there would be no Pac-12 or NCAA tournaments for Arizona. Bennedict Mathurin led a balanced...

Arizona coach Sean Miller reacts to a play during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Colorado, Monday, Dec. 28, 2020, in Tucson, Ariz. Arizona won 88-74. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Arizona men's basketball self-imposes 1-year postseason ban

Dec. 29, 2020 7:13 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona men's basketball program has self-imposed a one-year postseason ban related to its long-running NCAA rules infractions case. Arizona was accused of nine counts of misconduct, including five Level I violations, in a Notice of Allegations sent by the NCAA in October. The...

Akinjo scores 22, Arizona beats Colorado 88-74

Dec. 29, 2020 12:32 AM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — James Akinjo dribbled the ball across half court, took a few steps and hit a running 3-pointer at the halftime buzzer. It was that kind of night for Akinjo and for Arizona in what may have been its best game of the season. Akinjo had 22 points, eight assists and made five 3-pointers,...

Arizona rolls over Cal State Bakersfield 85-60

Dec. 9, 2020 10:13 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Stellar recruiting classes have given Arizona an array of star players through Sean Miller's 12 seasons in the desert. The Wildcats lost three players to the NBA from last year and while it was a good 2020 recruiting class, it lacked a true go-to player. No stars, no problem so far...

Baker scores 33, Arizona routs Northern Arizona 96-53

Dec. 8, 2020 12:30 AM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Jamarl Baker scored his first basket in transition to get himself going, then knocked down a 3-pointer not long after that. Once the second 3 dropped, Arizona's junior guard could not be stopped. Baker scored 33 points and made seven 3s, sending the Wildcats to a 96-53 rout of Northern...

Grambling forward Brian Thomas (30) dunks against Arizona during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Brown leads Arizona to 74-55 win over Grambling State

Nov. 27, 2020 8:37 PM EST

The McKale Center crowd consisted of a few family members and cardboard cutouts. The usual roars were replaced by piped-in noise and squeaking sneakers. The buzz is not the same at Arizona's home court in this pandemic world, but the result was — even with a roster full of new players. Jordan Brown had 19...