Wichita State has proven at this point that the committee didn't take them seriously enough. That much is clear following the Shockers first two games in the NCAA Tournament.
Fred VanVleet was not going to let anything end his college career on Tuesday night. Not even a stray elbow that caused a gushing bleed above his eye.
With two minutes remaining in No. 25 Cal's matchup with No. 18 Arizona, it looked like viewers were witnessing a young team coming into its own as a legitimate threat in the NCAA Tournament. Then McKale Magic took its hold.
To say Arizona had some question marks coming into the season would be an understatement. But that didn't stop the Wildcats from expecting more from themselves, and wanting to build their own legend at a school with plenty of them already.
There are no longer any undefeated teams in the Pac-12. No. 18 Arizona made sure of that in its first league game at the McKale Center this season.
The Wooden Award has released its Midseason Top-25 List for the 2015-16 season, and largely it features many of the names that you would expect, including Buddy Hield, Kris Dunn, Ben Simmons and Denzel Valentine.
The Bruins continued their topsy-turvy, roller-coaster season on Thursday night, defeating No. 7 Arizona 87-84 on a step-back Bryce Alford 3-pointer with 1.8 seconds left.
No. 13 Arizona picked up what might be a quality win by the end of the year, but lost yet another key piece in the process.
Sean Miller has his work cut out for him at Arizona this season, as the Wildcats have more questions than answers about where they are right now.
Arizona announced on Saturday that five-star freshman forward Ray Smith will miss the season with a torn ACL in his right knee.

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