Johnson Named One of Four Naismith Finalists
Top-seeded Arizona and eighth-seeded Gonzaga will battle on Sunday for the right to advance to the NCAA West Regional in Anaheim next week.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Nick Johnson scored 18 points, Aaron Gordon added 16 and top-seeded Arizona overcame a shaky start and a late run by Weber State to beat the Wildcats 68-59 in the NCAA tournament's West Regional on Friday.
Arizona will open its 31st NCAA Tournament, and third under head coach Sean Miller, on Friday when it faces Big Sky champion Weber State at 11:10 a.m. MST; UA is a No. 1 seed for the sixth time in program history and the first since 2003.
The Arizona men's basketball team earned the 31st NCAA Tournament berth in program history on Sunday, garnering the No. 1 seed in the West Region from the selection committee.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Kyle Anderson had 21 points and 15 points, Jordan Adams hit a huge 3-pointer in the final minute, and UCLA outlasted No. 4 Arizona 75-71 in a spirited Pac-12 championship game on Saturday.
Making its third appearance in the Pac-12 Tournament final in the last five years, fourth-ranked Arizona will face UCLA on Saturday at 3 p.m. MST in search of its first Pac-12 Tournament championship under head coach Sean Miller.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Nick Johnson scored 16 points, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson added 12 and Arizona ran away from tired Colorado in a dominating second half to rout the Buffaloes 63-43 in the Pac-12 tournament semifinals Friday night.
After winning its 13th regular-season Pac-12 title and posting its best league record since the 2004-05 season, fourth-ranked Arizona will continue its quest for its fifth Pac-12 Tournament title on Friday when it faces Colorado at 6 p.m. MST.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Nick Johnson scored 14 points, T.J. McConnell added 13 and No. 4 Arizona overwhelmed Utah defensively in a 71-39 rout on Thursday to match the most lopsided game in Pac-12 tournament history.
University of Arizona junior guard Nick Johnson added to his All-America status on Wednesday when he was named a first-team All-American by the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA).
The Arizona men's basketball program collected more honors on Wednesday when Nick Johnson was named to the NABC All-District 20 first team and Aaron Gordon was named to the second team.