TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Brandon Ashley scored a career-high 21 points in his return to the lineup, and No. 2 Arizona shook off a shaky start to open the season with a 78-55 win over Mount St. Mary's Friday night.
The Arizona men's basketball program will face Michigan State at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam on Nov. 11, 2016, as part of the 2016 Armed Forces Classic.
Head coach Sean Miller and the Arizona men's basketball staff saw their continued efforts to build a successful future for A Player's Program come to fruition once again over the last week, signing the nation's top-ranked recruiting class.
The media's preseason pick to win the Pac-12 regular-season title, second-ranked Arizona opens its 111th season of men's basketball on Friday with its first-ever meeting with Mount St. Mary's.
Five Arizona players scored in double figures and the Wildcats shot better than 60 percent from the field in the second half to pull away from Cal Poly Pomona and win its exhibition tuneup, 67-51, on Sunday.
The media's preseason pick to win the Pac-12 regular-season title, second-ranked Arizona takes the court on Sunday to face Cal Poly Pomona in its lone exhibition contest before its Nov. 14 season opener.
Award honors top point guard in college basketball.
Wildcats ranked No. 2 in both preseason polls.
Former Arizona players have combined to earn more than $1 billion in NBA contracts.
For the third straight year, the Arizona Wildcats are picked to finish first in the 2014-15 Pac-12 Conference men's basketball race, according to a poll of media members who cover Pac-12 men's basketball.
Follow along as Sean Miller and Brandon Ashley represent the program in San Francisco.
Stanley Johnson scores game-high 17 points for Blue team.