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Social media reactions of Arizona Wildcats’ Elite Eight loss to Wisconsin



An ode to one of the best point guards to wear the Arizona uniform …

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Something you’ll rarely, if ever, see: Wisconsin made 10 of 12 three-point attempts in the second half, doubling what it made inside the arc.

Tough way for the talented freshman to go out, having more fouls (five) and turnovers (three) combined than points (six), but he faced the problems like a man.

Sean Miller’s three trips to the Elite Eight, fourth overall in his 11-year career, only signals the start of a very promising career as it unfolds. Not yet 50.

Arizona still has a 38-game McKale Center winning streak it must uphold next season. Players like Elliott Pitts, Parker Jackson-Cartwright and Dusan Ristic still have a chance to match Matt Muehlebach as the only players without losing at home during a four-year career.


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Some high-profile support …

Some support from a player who can appreciate how far the Wildcats went after playing in the two seasons with interim staffs during Lute Olson’s leave of absence and retirement.

Arizona’s Class of 2017 high-profile recruit is getting a taste of what’s ahead when he plays for the Wildcats


Arizona showed a lot of love and respect between the players and coaches, like family.

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An interesting argument but the NCAA tournament always comes down to matchups. Wisconsin or a tough team like it would have come across Arizona this late in March Madness anyway.

Kevin Parrom sums up the feelings of Arizona followers everywhere.

As does Derrick Williams

He would likely trade that in to make it to the Final Four.

Arizona’s combined winning percentage in its Elite Eight five-game losing streak: 84.7 percent.

The incoming Arizona football recruit, son of Desert Swarm alumni Darryl Morrison, has some sage wisdom.


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McConnell’s fan-favorite status rivals that of Steve Kerr. That’s not an exaggeration and it means a heck of a lot.

Wisconsin’s dream was Arizona’s nightmare.

We now know the way a former Arizona softball great deals with disappointment.

Is it Arizona’s worst performance? Or most unlucky?

The exact opposite happened after halftime …


Kerr was on hand as the broadcaster for last year’s upsetting loss to Wisconsin in Anaheim.

Positive, only positive …

More praise from a baseball player who won it all a couple of years ago …

Another Rodgers take …

Sometimes you just have to tip the cap, softball cap or otherwise … 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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