LAS VEGAS — Arizona heads into tomorrow’s Pac-12 tournament championship game against USC after dispatching two teams that beat the Wildcats this year — Colorado and UCLA — in the previous rounds.
The Wildcats won’t get another shot at redemption against Oregon, which beat the Wildcats in Eugene, Ore., without coach Sean Miller after the controversial ESPN story was published that alleged he talked to an agent runner about arranging a payment to secure Deandre Ayton.
USC defeated Oregon 74-54 in the other semifinal matchup at T-Mobile Arena after Arizona beat UCLA 78-67 in the earlier game.
While Arizona will not be fueled by revenge against the Trojans — the Wildcats beat USC 81-67 last month at McKale Center — it will be motivated going against the team that finished runner-up to them in the Pac-12 standings.
Arizona (26-7, 14-4 Pac-12) faces USC (23-10, 12-6) at 8 p.m. (Tucson time).
Here some Arizona player interviews following the victory over the Bruins: