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Arizona hiring Zags’ Lloyd as coach, sources say

ESPN
Arizona is expected to hire Gonzaga assistant Tommy Lloyd as its next men’s basketball coach, sources confirmed to ESPN. Over the past few weeks, Lloyd had emerged as the favorite to replace Sean Miller in Tucson. Arizona looked at coaches with connections to the Wildcats, namely Pacific‘s Damon Stoudamire, Georgia......

Arizona hires Gonzaga’s Lloyd as head coach

ESPN
Arizona announced on Wednesday it has hired former Gonzaga assistant Tommy Lloyd as its next men’s basketball coach. Over the past few weeks, Lloyd had emerged as the favorite to replace Sean Miller in Tucson. Arizona looked at coaches with connections to the Wildcats, namely Pacific‘s Damon Stoudamire, Georgia Tech‘s......

Report: Arizona to Hire Tommy Lloyd as Men’s Coach

Sports Illustrated
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Fantasy Reaction: Arizona Cardinals Sign RB James Conner

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here Michael Fabiano The Cardinals added a big runner to their backfield, signing James Conner to a one-year deal. Conner, 25, figures to see the early-down and goal-line work in a backfield committee with incumbent veteran Chase Edmonds. That sort of......

Lost students in Arizona schools lead to teacher layoffs, partisan accusations

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here News of teacher layoffs at one of Arizona’s largest public school districts has the state’s elected officials pointing fingers over how to solve the issue. Gilbert Public Schools announced last month it would not welcome back 152 certified professionals......

Arizona sniper suspect claims innocence in highway shootings

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Arizona sniper suspect claims innocence in highway shootings – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Suspect Leslie Merritt Jr. says his gun has been in the pawn shop for the last two months, but investigators don’t believe his story. Merritt......

Jalen Cone Commits to Northern Arizona After Seeing Max Abmas Dominate March

Sports Illustrated
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Stanford Outlasts Arizona, Wins First Title Since 1992

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Stanford holds off Arizona for first title since 1992

ESPN
8:22 PM ET Mechelle VoepelESPN.com Close Mechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996. SAN ANTONIO — After a 29-year wait, the Stanford women’s basketball team still had to sweat......

N.C.A.A. Tournament Live: Stanford Faces Arizona in Final

New York Times
The New York Times April 4, 2021, 6:00 p.m. ET April 4, 2021, 6:00 p.m. ET Credit…Michelle Kondrich This year’s N.C.A.A. women’s basketball tournament has been a weekslong display of athletic intrigue and talent — and a showcase of the indignities, like a flimsily stocked workout area publicized online by......

Women’s NCAA title game predictions: Upstart Arizona aims to deny Stanford, VanDerveer

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Stanford and Arizona will play for the third time this season on Sunday (6 p.m. ET, ESPN/ESPN App) with the 2021 women’s national championship at stake. But while the title game matchup might have a familiar feel for the Pac-12 opponents, their paths to the final game of the season......

Adia Barnes, Aari McDonald and the Arizona team nobody believed in

ESPN
8:00 PM ET Mechelle VoepelESPN.com Close Mechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996. SAN ANTONIO — Even in the cavernous Alamodome and in front of a national TV audience,......

Women’s NCAA championship game: Stanford, Arizona to meet in all-Pac-12 final

ESPN
Two No. 1 seeds fell Friday night in the 2021 women’s Final Four. Now two Pac-12 teams are headed to Sunday’s national championship game. Behind a smothering defense and 26 points from senior point guard Aari McDonald, third-seeded Arizona upset No. 1 seed UConn 69-59 as the Huskies lost in......

Arizona Shocks UConn and Storms to the N.C.A.A. Title Game

New York Times
Natalie Weiner From the very first possession on Friday night, Arizona’s national semifinal game against Connecticut was an exercise in slow, grind-it-out basketball, with a lot of missed shots and long, labored possessions. It was exactly what Arizona wanted. The Wildcats immediately established their strategy: suffocating defense with the steals......

Arizona stuns UConn to make first ever title game

ESPN
SAN ANTONIO — With freshman phenom Paige Bueckers in its backcourt, UConn had an edge in nearly every game it played this season. Then came its matchup against Arizona in the Women’s Final Four. Arizona smothered Bueckers, making it nearly impossible for her to get an open shot. When she......

Overlooked Arizona Ready for Its Final Four Moment

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here Emma Baccellieri SAN ANTONIO — Aari McDonald watched the video once, again, then again. She turned to the people around her—teammates Sam Thomas and Cate Reese and head coach Adia Barnes—to confirm that they had picked up on what she......

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