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photo Sweetness in Salt Lake

SALT LAKE CITY Joy, exhilaration, jubilation, relief, exhaustion. Describing in a single word how the Arizona Wildcats felt as the final horn sounded is nearly impossible.

Bottom line, the Wildcats move on.

Gonzaga guard Blake Stepp had a chance to ruin the UA dream of winning a NCAA National Championship, but missed an eight-foot bank shot with four seconds remaining as Arizona survived in 96-95 double-overtime against Gonzaga Saturday in the Huntsman Center. [Read article]

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War more important to players

SALT LAKE CITY During the opening weekend of the NCAA tournament, basketball was often sidelined as CBS switched its television programming to the live coverage of the war in the Middle East.

While March Madness was the focal point of what is arguably the biggest three-week span in American sports, American soldiers were on the minds of all the athletes.

"We spend a lot of time on the basketball court, but the bigger issue is the kids over there," UA associate head coach Jim Rosborough said. "My son and I have been watching the coverage all morning." [Read article]

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Game Analysis: Wild victory could push 'Cats to top

SALT LAKE CITY As Blake Stepp pump faked and went up to shoot, Rick Anderson's heart stopped.

If Stepp's last-second shot in double-overtime had gone in, it would've been over.

All of it.

The season; the career; basketball as Anderson knows it.

His parents in the stands Saturday night sitting halfway up couldn't bear to watch; they were as emotionally involved as their son.

When the shot went up, Anderson was helpless. All he could do was stand there and watch it. [Read article]

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Baseball breaks 10-year drought against Trojans

After a dramatic Saturday victory, the Wildcat baseball team came into yesterday's series finale against Southern California with a chance to do something it hadn't done in 10 years claim a series victory over the Trojans.

In the rubber match, Arizona (21-8, 2-1 Pacific 10 Conference) did just that, riding a seven-run explosion in the sixth inning to turn a tight game into a 16-3 shellacking of USC (13-13, 1-2). [Read article]

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UA Sports Briefs

Softball loses for third time in split with Cal State Fullerton

The Arizona softball team dropped its first game of the regular season this weekend, losing a 15-3 contest against Cal State Fullerton on Saturday.

The Wildcats (31-3) split the series, winning 5-2 before dropping their second game.

In game two, junior pitcher Wendy Allen earned the loss for Arizona.

Allen gave up nine hits and allowed 10 runs. [Read article]

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