Earlier this month, the University of Arizona men’s basketball team fell to No. 15 Princeton in the first round of the 2023 NCAA Division I Tournament – becoming legendary as the first program in NCAA history to net multiple first-round defeats as a No. 2 seed.
The Wildcats made 25 consecutive tournament appearances between 1985-2009, one trip shy of North Carolina’s record 27; on four occasions in the same period, they reached the Final Four.
Arizona, who ended the current season at 28-7, became the first team in Pac-10/12 conference history to win 18 conference games in a season last year.
– Hannah Van Sickle, The Arizona 100