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Tarczewski, York join Arizona Wildcats group who never lost at multiple Pac-12 venues

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Arizona’s sweep of the Washington schools means Gabe York and Kaleb Tarczewski have never lost there or at Stanford in their careers.

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Arizona coach Sean Miller brought up yesterday during his post-game radio show with Brian Jeffries on the Arizona Sports IMG Network a rare feat in the Wildcats’ history.

Kaleb (Tarczewski) and Gabe (York) told me after the game they have never lost here,” said Miller of Washington’s arena following the Wildcats’ 77-72 win. Miller also commented that his senior captains have never lost at Stanford, Colorado and Utah.

“How many players can say that?”

I took his question, perhaps a rhetorical one, as a serious one and did research thanks to the material provided by the Arizona media relations department in its media guide.

Here’s your answer Miller:

If Arizona manages to beat Utah on the road Feb. 27, York and Tarczewski will go unbeaten at four different conference schools.

Arizona’s Class of 1987 — Jud Buechler, Harvey Mason and Brian David — never lost at five schools: ASU, California, USC, Washington and Washington State.

Jud Buechler, Harvey Mason and Brian David hold the distinction of never losing at five different Pac-12 venues throughout their Arizona careers

Jud Buechler, Harvey Mason and Brian David hold the distinction of never losing at five different Pac-12 venues throughout their Arizona careers

I only tabulated four- and five-year seniors as part of this research. Many players have stayed one, two or three seasons at Arizona and never lost at various Pac-12 venues.

York and Tarczewski going unbeaten at Stanford, Washington and Washington State deserves an asterisk because they only played three times at those venues because of the conference’s unbalanced schedules following the expansion in 2011-12.

A win at Utah means an 4-0 stretch for York and Tarczewski against the Utes to go with their 9-0 run against Stanford, Washington and Washington State. Buechler, Mason and David were 20-0 at ASU, California, USC, Washington and Washington State.

Eight players never lost at four conference venues:

1992-95 — Damon Stoudamire and Ray Owes (Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford and Washington State).

1993-96 — Joseph Blair, Corey Williams, Joe McLean and Reggie Geary (Cal, Oregon State, USC and Washington State).

2000-03 — Jason Gardner and Luke Walton (Cal, Oregon State, Washington and Washington State).

You’ll notice Washington State is mentioned often. A total of 35 Arizona seniors, York and Tarczewski included, never lost in Pullman, Wash. The next highest is Oregon State with 15 seniors unbeaten at Gill Coliseum and ASU with 12 unscathed at Wells Fargo Arena.

Rival UCLA holds the distinction of never allowing an Arizona four- or five-year senior to go unbeaten at its place, Pauley Pavilion.

What about Sean Elliott you ask?

The Class of 1985 that included Elliott, Anthony Cook and Kenny Lofton never lost at three places: California, Oregon State and Washington.

In this era of one-and-dones, the feat of going unbeaten at somebody else’s arena in a four- or five-year span is becoming a thing of the past for most standouts. Players like Tarczewski and York make us appreciate more the perseverance required to go through such a long stretch without losing on the road to a particular team.

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FOUR- OR FIVE-YEAR ARIZONA SENIORS WHO NEVER LOST AT PAC-12 VENUES

ASU (12)
Jud Buechler (1987-90)
Brian David (1987-90)
Harvey Mason (1987-90)
Matt Muehlebach (1988-91)
A.J. Bramlett (1996-99)
Jason Terry (1996-99)
Eugene Edgerson (1997-01)
Josh Pastner (1997-00)
Justin Wessel (1998-01)
Hassan Adams (2003-06)
Chris Rodgers (2003-06)
Ivan Radenovic (2004-07)

CAL (9)
Joe Turner (1985-88)
Sean Elliott (1986-89)
Anthony Cook (1986-89)
Kenny Lofton (1986-89)
Jud Buechler (1987-90)
Brian David (1987-90)
Harvey Mason (1987-90)
Jason Gardner (2000-03)
Luke Walton (2000-03)

OREGON (6)
Damon Stoudamire (1992-95)
Ray Owes (1992-95)
Joseph Blair (1993-96)
Reggie Geary (1993-96)
Joe McLean (1993-96)
Corey Williams (1993-96)

OREGON STATE (15)
Sean Elliott (1986-89)
Anthony Cook (1986-89)
Kenny Lofton (1986-89)
Kevin Flanagan (1991-94)
Khalid Reeves (1991-94)
Ray Owes (1992-95)
Damon Stoudamire (1992-95)
Joseph Blair (1993-96)
Reggie Geary (1993-96)
Joe McLean (1993-96)
Corey Williams (1993-96)
Miles Simon (1995-98)
Michael Dickerson (1995-98)
Jason Gardner (2000-03)
Luke Walton (2000-03)

STANFORD (10)
Ed Stokes (1990-93)
Kevin Flanagan (1991-94)
Khalid Reeves (1991-94)
Ray Owes (1992-95)
Damon Stoudamire (1992-95)
Solomon Hill (2010-13)
Kevin Parrom (2010-13)
Jordin Mayes (2011-14)
Kaleb Tarczewski (2013-16)*
Gabe York (2013-16)*

USC (7)
Jud Buechler (1987-90)
Brian David (1987-90)
Harvey Mason (1987-90)
Joseph Blair (1993-96)
Reggie Geary (1993-96)
Joe McLean (1993-96)
Corey Williams (1993-96)

WASHINGTON (10)
Sean Elliott (1986-89)
Anthony Cook (1986-89)
Kenny Lofton (1986-89)
Jud Buechler (1987-90)
Brian David (1987-90)
Harvey Mason (1987-90)
Jason Gardner (2000-03)
Luke Walton (2000-03)
Kaleb Tarczewski (2013-16)*
Gabe York (2013-16)*

WASHINGTON STATE (35)
Jud Buechler (1987-90)
Brian David (1987-90)
Harvey Mason (1987-90)
Matt Muehlebach (1988-91)
Matt Othick (1989-92)
Sean Rooks (1989-92)
Wayne Womack (1989-92)
Ed Stokes (1990-93)
Kevin Flanagan (1991-94)
Khalid Reeves (1991-94)
Ray Owes (1992-95)
Damon Stoudamire (1992-95)
Joseph Blair (1993-96)
Reggie Geary (1993-96)
Joe McLean (1993-96)
Corey Williams (1993-96)
Miles Simon (1995-98)
Michael Dickerson (1995-98)
A.J. Bramlett (1996-99)
Jason Terry (1996-99)
Eugene Edgerson (1997-01)
Josh Pastner (1997-00)
Justin Wessel (1998-01)
Rick Anderson (1999-03)
Jason Gardner (2000-03)
Luke Walton (2000-03)
Jason Ranne (2001-04)
Isaiah Fox (2002-05)
Channing Frye (2002-05)
Salim Stoudamire (2002-05)
Hassan Adams (2003-06)
Chris Rodgers (2003-06)
Jordin Mayes (2011-14)
Kaleb Tarczewski (2013-16)*
Gabe York (2013-16)*

*-Tarczewski and York played three games, not four, at Stanford, Washington and Washington State because of the Pac-12’s unbalanced schedule that started when the league expanded in 2011-12.

MOST CAREER STARTS

Starts Player Years
135 Jason Gardner 2000-03
133 Sean Elliott 1986-89
129 Mustafa Shakur 2004-07
129 Solomon Hill 2010-13
123 Anthony Cook 1986-89
121 Kaleb Tarczewski 2013-16
119 Channing Frye 2002-05
119 Kyle Fogg 2009-12
117 Salim Stoudamire 2002-05
109 Craig McMillan 1985-88

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FOUR- OR FIVE-YEAR ARIZONA SENIORS WITH MOST UNBEATEN RUNS IN PAC-12 VENUES
Arizona seniors Gabe York and Kaleb Tarczewski are part of a group of 18 players who have gone unscathed in at least three opposing Pac-12 venues throughout their careers.

Jud Buechler 5 (ASU, Cal, USC, Washington, Washington State)
Brian David 5 (ASU, Cal, USC, Washington, Washington State)
Harvey Mason 5 (ASU, Cal, USC, Washington, Washington State)


Jason Gardner 4 (Cal, Oregon State, Washington, Washington State)
Luke Walton 4 (Cal, Oregon State, Washington, Washington State)
Damon Stoudamire 4 (Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford, Washington State)
Ray Owes 4 (Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford, Washington State)
Joseph Blair 4 (Cal, Oregon State, USC, Washington State)
Reggie Geary 4 (Cal, Oregon State, USC, Washington State)
Joe McLean 4 (Cal, Oregon State, USC, Washington State)
Corey Williams 4 (Cal, Oregon State, USC, Washington State)


Sean Elliott 3 (Cal, Oregon State, Washington)
Anthony Cook 3 (Cal, Oregon State, Washington)
Kenny Lofton 3 (Cal, Oregon State, Washington)
Kevin Flanagan 3 (Oregon State, Stanford, Washington State)
Khalid Reeves 3 (Oregon State, Stanford, Washington State)
Kaleb Tarczewski 3 (Stanford, Washington, Washington State)
Gabe York 3 (Stanford, Washington, Washington State)


ALLSPORTSTUCSON.com publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He is a former Arizona Daily Star beat reporter for the Arizona basketball team, including when the Wildcats won the 1996-97 NCAA title. He has also written articles for CollegeAD.com, Bleacher Report, Lindy’s Sports, TucsonCitizen.com, The Arizona Republic, Sporting News and Baseball America, among many other publications. He has also authored the book “The Highest Form of Living”, which is available at Amazon.

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