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Arizona Wildcats next try to end Pac-12 tournament title drought

ALL GAMES TO BE PLAYED AT THE MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS

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PAC-12 STANDINGS
a-Clinched outright regular-season title
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The Arizona Wildcats came up short of making a historical achievement with their loss at Oregon on Saturday, but opportunities remain for history-making moments starting with the Pac-12 tournament Wednesday in Las Vegas.

The Wildcats finish the regular season 28-3 overall and 15-3 in the Pac-12. Arizona had a chance to have the best regular-season record in program history. The 1987-88 team that included Sean Elliott and Steve Kerr remains the only team with two regular-season losses (28-2).

With the regular-season title in tow, Arizona’s next task is to win its first Pac-12 tournament since 2002. The Wildcats have made the tournament title game only three times during that drought.

Their first game is Thursday at noon at the MGM Grand Garden Arena against the winner of the No. 8 (Utah) vs. No. 9 (Washington) game, which will be played Wednesday at noon.

Arizona swept Utah during the regular season. The Wildcats beat Washington in the only meeting of the teams at Tucson on Jan. 4.

The No. 4 seed opposite Arizona in the semifinal bracket is California, which split with the Wildcats.

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ALLSPORTSTUCSON.COM publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He also writes articles for Bleacher Report and Lindy’s College Sports.

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