Arizona Wildcats: Path Through Pac-12 Tournament


The Arizona Wildcats path to win the Pac-12 tournament starts on Wednesday  in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Arena.

The Wildcats have a first round bye as they are the top seed and will await the winner of the Washington State and Cal game. Their first game will be on Thursday playing either the Cougars or Golden Bears.

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The top-four seeds have a first round bye with Arizona being No. 1, Oregon at No. 2, Utah at No. 3, and UCLA at No. 4.

UCLA is in Arizona’s region of the bracket and they will play the winner of No. 5 Arizona State and No. 12 USC. Barring a USC upset, the Wildcats should play the winner of UCLA and Arizona State.

For Arizona to win it all, they must rely on Stanley Johnson and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson to be able to put up big points. Offense is the Wildcats strongest part of their game, so they must be able to outscore opponents.

Arizona has lost to Oregon State and Arizona State making those their two losses in conference play this year. They have played Cal twice this season outscoring them 172-110 and have played Washington State once this season on the road beating them 86-59.

The Wildcats finished the regular season 28-3 and ended up as the No. 5 team in the nation. Also, they were in the top-25 in points per game with an average of 76.6 points.

Once the Pac-12 Tournament Championship rolls around, look for Arizona and Utah to be the last two remaining in my opinion. Arizona, no doubt, is the top pick to win in Las Vegas and they will look to carry the momentum into the March Madness tournament.

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