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Social media reactions: Day 3 of Pac-12 Tournament

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Sean Miller has three 30-win seasons overall in his six years at Arizona, matching Lute Olson’s total in 24 years.

Brandon Ashley and T.J. McConnell took over the mic like they took over UCLA late in the game.

Two of Arizona’s most vocal supporters against UCLA.

Brandon Ashley’s versatility is something the NBA scouts love at his size.

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Kaleb Tarczewski suffered his 13th foul disqualification in his Arizona career, the most by a Wildcat in the Pac-10/12 era. In case you’re wondering Bill Reeves had the most, 27 from 1955-57.

And the Wildcats did just that, outrebounding UCLA 22-13 in the second half and pulling away after trailing by seven points early in the second half.

Miller looks like a proud dad, doesn’t he?

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T.J. McConnell finished with a career-high five turnovers but also matched his career-high 11 assists after a slow start.


Some love from softball great Jennie Finch

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Greg Byrne ought to be proud.

Marcus Mariota is not involved, so that’s a positive.

Speaking of football, DaVonte’ Neal still pulling for Notre Dame, his former school, in postseason hoops.

Nick Johnson believes Sean Miller has the talent to get to the Final Four.

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Arizona guard Gabe York said the Wildcats were surprised by Nick Johnson’s appearance at the game Friday night. Rockets teammate Jason Terry sat next to him a couple of rows behind Arizona’s bench. “He was talking to me during the game,” York said. “I heard him. It shows that Arizona is a family. I got to spend two years with him. I think he’s a great person also great player.”

When asked if he wanted to get out on the court and play, Johnson smiled wide and said, “My days are over in college, they’re all over.” But it looked like he wanted to play.

UCLA put up a good fight, just wasn’t enough to match Arizona’s will and depth.

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ALLSPORTSTUCSON.com 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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