NCAA Tournament March Madness

#4 Arizona

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Projected seed: 2 (automatic qualifier)

Arizona has had a strong season with a notable consistency on the offensive end, which is evident in how they've put up impressive scores against several challenging opponents. The win over a powerhouse like Duke and a convincing performance against Alabama are high-quality victories that can't be overlooked when assessing their body of work. Those wins, along with holding their own against Purdue, showcase their ability to compete with the best, reinforcing their status as a tournament threat. However, the defensive metrics raise a red flag, especially given the slip-ups against Washington State and a surprising loss to Stanford. Improving on their defense could boost their profile substantially as these late-season games approach, adding to both the quantity and quality of their wins. Their aggressive offense should keep them in the conversation for a top seed if they finish strong in these upcoming games that appear favorable to them.

Date Opponent Ranking Outcome
11/6Morgan St329W122-59
11/10@Duke8W78-73
11/13Southern Univ255W97-59
11/17Belmont117W100-68
11/19UT Arlington125W101-56
11/23(N)Michigan St25W74-68
12/2Colgate154W82-55
12/9Wisconsin24W98-73
12/16(N)Purdue1L92-84
12/20(N)Alabama11W87-74
12/23(N)FL Atlantic28L96-95
12/29@California113W100-81
12/31@Stanford133L100-82
1/4Colorado38W97-50
1/6Utah69W92-73
1/13@Washington St43L73-70
1/17USC116W82-67
1/20UCLA107W77-71
1/25@Oregon St152L83-80
1/27@Oregon71W87-78
2/1California113W91-65
2/4Stanford133W82-71
2/8@Utah69W105-99
2/10@Colorado38W99-79
2/17Arizona St120W105-60
2/22Washington St43L77-74
2/24Washington86W91-75
2/28@Arizona St120W85-67
3/2Oregon71W103-83
3/7@UCLA10778%
3/9@USC11680%