SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Arizona's season started with adversity as its best player sat on the bench for the first two months for then-undisclosed reasons. The Wildcats suffered through a string of injuries, playing nearly a month without one of the key contributors.
No matter what came Arizona's way, it kept finding ways to win. The Wildcats shared the Pac-12 regular-season title, won the conference tournament, reached 30 wins and the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.
When the biggest game of the season got tense, the Wildcats somehow flinched.