Social media reactions of Arizona advancing to its first Final Four in school history

Extending what was already the program’s deepest NCAA tournament run, Arizona defeated Indiana 66-53 on Monday night to advance to the first Final Four in program history. 

On a night in which Aari McDonald was excellent in all facets of the game, Adia Barnes and her scrappy Wildcat squad were too much for the Hoosiers. 

Here are some social media reactions to the Wildcats’ historic accomplishment:

McDonald has mentioned Barnes is like a sister or second mom to her:

That net’s likely going to the Arizona Hall of Champions on the northside of McKale:

Fans and alumni far and wide took notice and showered the team with praise and respect.

Arizona football Desert Swarm legend and three-time Super Bowl winning NFL great Tedy Bruschi congratulated Barnes and the Wildcats:

Arizona’s legendary guard Steve Kerr, a member of the Arizona men’s first Final Four team in 1988, tweeted his reaction:

Former Arizona forward and current 10-year NBA veteran Solomon Hill was thrilled for the Wildcats:

Mayor of Tucson, Regina Romero applauded the historic moment for the Wildcats:

Former Wildcat forward Ira Lee celebrated the moment, and had a question for McDonald and Sam Thomas:

Damon Stoudamire loved what he saw from McDonald and the Wildcats:

Pac-12 analyst Matt Muehlebach, a member of the Arizona men’s first Final Four team in 1988, gave Barnes and her team some love:

Legendary coach Joan Bonvicini is proud of her understudy, Barnes, and the Wildcats:

Former Arizona center Loren Woods, who played in the 2001 national championship game with the men, is pumped for this historic run:

Former Wildcat and Barnes teammate Cha-ron Walker-Harris couldn’t be happier for the team and Tucson:

Believe it or not, Hall of Famer Magic Johnson is even giving the Wildcats some praise:

Arizona senator Mark Kelly was impressed the Wildcats made it to the Elite Eight:

Arizona president Robert C. Robbins was shown on ESPN’s cameras celebrating the Wildcats’ win over Indiana:

Former Wildcat and NBA veteran Channing Frye gave Barnes and the Wildcats some praise:

ESPN recognizes the significance of the tournament run:

Arizona baseball coach Jay Johnson offered his congratulations:

Bendu Yeaney celebrates after beating her former team, Indiana, to make the Final Four:

Former Arizona standout Lisa Griffith, another member of the 1997-98 Sweet 16 team, is loving it:

Arizona football coach Jedd Fisch hopes the team’s success will rub off on his program:

Wildcat football legend and current Arizona defensive line coach Ricky Hunley is proud:

Former Arizona guard Allonzo Trier is all about McDonald’s legacy:

Arizona giving some love back to the fans:


ALLSPORTSTUCSON.com writing intern Kevin Murphy was born and raised in Tucson, and has followed Arizona Wildcats athletics since childhood.  He is currently attending Pima Community College where he writes for the Aztec Press. Next semester he will be attending the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at ASU where he will work towards a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication and Media Studies.

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