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Social media reactions of Arizona Wildcats’ emotional win over Stanford



Special moment with T.J. McConnell kissing the block “A” on the court that bears Lute Olson’s name and had his coach Sean Miller waiting for him by the bench for a hug.

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Reminiscent of the Lute Olson years once again, Arizona feeling good as it heads to the postseason.

With incoming talent and returners like Gabe York, Parker Jackson-Cartwright and Dusan Ristic, this streak has strong legs. Likely that McKale has also seen the last of Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Stanley Johnson, Kaleb Tarczewski and Brandon Ashley.

Arizona making more believers out of the national media …


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Fitting that McConnell is the man in the middle …

Walk-on love for senior Drew Mellon

Tucsonan Matt Korcheck honored following his last game at McKale Center


An emotional embrace for the Pittsburgh natives

This is why Miller puts all of that work in dating back to the early summer months evaluating recruits and preparing for individual workouts — the fruits of his labor. …

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More fruits of his labor …

Miller and Co. would love to replace those caps first with Pac-12 tournament champion caps

Steve Kerr was the best under Olson at a 2.64-to-1 rate from 1983-88

Kaleb Tarczewski’s jam came off a beautiful pass from McConnell. …

Classy moves …


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Among a lot of great stats, this is the best of them all …

Who will Arizona get this kind of fire from after this season?

To say the game got “chippy” is putting it mildly. …

In the second half of the Pac-12, York has elevated his game to a point that has made Arizona unstoppable.


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No easy hugs? …

Hollis-Jefferson appreciative in what probably was his last game at McKale …

Nick Johnson sees you …

Tucson’s own Kenzie Fowler, former CDO and Arizona softball pitcher

Arizona routed Stanford 90-58 on Senior Day in 1998. publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He has also written articles for Bleacher Report and Lindy’s College Sports.

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