A Day at the Beach – Wildcats Open NCAA’s in San Diego with Easy Victory

Arizona basketball wasn’t clean and crisp(19 turnovers), but in the NCAA Basketball Tournament, the motto is “survive and advance”.

Friday night the South region top-seed Wildcats opened their run to the title game in New Orleans with a stop in San Diego, overwhelming the 16 seed Wright State Raiders  87-70 and advancing into the round of 32. 

The shorts and flip-flops crowd decked out in red and blue had plenty to cheer about, even if their team didn’t play the cleanest of games. The Wildcats committed 9 turnovers in the first 8 minutes of the game and yet, still had the lead. 

Arizona center Christian Koloko had 18 points, 12 rebounds, and 6 assists. Four Wildcat starters scored in double figures, shooting 55-percent from the floor. 

Arizona awaits the winner of the late game Friday night between TCU and Seton Hall.