Friday's Oregon-Arizona showdown in the Pac-12 Tournament semifinals nearly featured one of the greatest collapses in the history of the league.
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.
Well, you can officially count Arizona coach Sean Miller as someone in favor of legislation against court storming.
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.
After being swept in its yearly Los Angeles trip to UCLA and USC, Arizona's bad week just got worse. Freshman guard Allonzo Trier will miss 4-6 weeks with a broken hand that he suffered in the Wildcats' four-overtime loss to USC.
It took sixty minutes of hoops, but finally a winner emerged in one of the classics of this college basketball season. USC got an important, signature win at home over No. 7 Arizona 103-101 in a four-overtime marathon.
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.
This is probably going to hurt the Cats.
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.

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