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  • Mexico wins again at World Cup, beats South Korea 2-1

    Mexico wins again at World Cup, beats South Korea 2-1

    Saturday, June 23 2018 1:37 PM EDT2018-06-23 17:37:36 GMT
    Sunday, June 24 2018 5:14 AM EDT2018-06-24 09:14:19 GMT
    Carlos Vela and Javier Hernandez scored a goal each to move Mexico closer to a spot in the round of 16 by beating South Korea 2-1 at the World Cup.
    Carlos Vela and Javier Hernandez scored a goal each to move Mexico closer to a spot in the round of 16 by beating South Korea 2-1 at the World Cup.
  • Draw puts pressure on FC Tucson Women

    Draw puts pressure on FC Tucson Women

    Sunday, June 24 2018 3:03 AM EDT2018-06-24 07:03:48 GMT

    The FC Tucson Women can win their first division title since 2013 if they can get a win Sunday in San Diego.

    The FC Tucson Women can win their first division title since 2013 if they can get a win Sunday in San Diego.

  • Greinke pitches Diamondbacks past Pirates 7-2

    Greinke pitches Diamondbacks past Pirates 7-2

    Saturday, June 23 2018 9:16 PM EDT2018-06-24 01:16:10 GMT
    Saturday, June 23 2018 9:16 PM EDT2018-06-24 01:16:10 GMT
    Arizona Diamondbacks starter Zack Greinke pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 23, 2018, in Pittsburgh. (Source: AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)Arizona Diamondbacks starter Zack Greinke pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 23, 2018, in Pittsburgh. (Source: AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
    Arizona Diamondbacks starter Zack Greinke pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 23, 2018, in Pittsburgh. (Source: AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)Arizona Diamondbacks starter Zack Greinke pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first inning of a baseball game, Saturday, June 23, 2018, in Pittsburgh. (Source: AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

    Zack Greinke pitched six scoreless innings, staying in through two rain delays, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-2 on Saturday for their third consecutive win.

    Zack Greinke pitched six scoreless innings, staying in through two rain delays, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-2 on Saturday for their third consecutive win.

Tucson, AZ (KOLD) - There are all kinds of eye popping stats that follow the undefeated Wildcats basketball team, trumping a 17-0 start is good place to begin. It's the most talked about and maybe the most visual, but it's the defensive numbers that are really telling. You just have to dig a little.

Each week during his weekly press conference Sean Miller describes a new angle to highlight how Kaleb Tarczewski's development is progressing. After holding ASU center Jordan Bachynski, a projected NBA draft pick next year, to zero field goals made, Miller discussed how good his low post game has become. The numbers back it up, Arizona's post defense has been stellar, limiting opponents to 40.8 percent shooting inside the arc to rank eighth nationally in two-point fi eld goal percentage defense.

Since Zeus is the man in the middle, the seven footer, the main post man, it's easy to look there first. Sometimes what's on paper will only give you a glimpse at what makes the defense tick. Miller also points to a couple of the new guys and why their impact has been immediate.

Rebounding is also part of the recipe here. Arizona has won the rebounding battle in 16 of its 17 games this season and ranks seventh nationally with a +10.7 rebound margin; UA is one of only two teams nationally to rank in the top 20 in both offensive (.408) and defensive (.730) rebound percentage.

Click on the video link above to hear Miller's take on his freshman defenders.  

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    Suns select Deandre Ayton as top overall pick

    Suns select Deandre Ayton as top overall pick

    Friday, June 22 2018 6:49 AM EDT2018-06-22 10:49:08 GMT

    The Phoenix Suns selected former University of Arizona star Deandre Ayton with the top overall pick in the NBA draft Thursday night.

    The Phoenix Suns selected former University of Arizona star Deandre Ayton with the top overall pick in the NBA draft Thursday night.

  • Ayton, Alkins and Trier set for NBA Draft

    Ayton, Alkins and Trier set for NBA Draft

    Thursday, June 21 2018 6:46 AM EDT2018-06-21 10:46:52 GMT

    Three Wildcat basketball players could be drafted in this year's NBA Draft with Ayton a candidate to go No. 1 overall. 

    Three Wildcat basketball players could be drafted in this year's NBA Draft with Ayton a candidate to go No. 1 overall. 

  • 'I know I'm going No. 1' - Deandre Ayton confident he'll soon be a Phoenix Sun

    'I know I'm going No. 1' - Deandre Ayton confident he'll soon be a Phoenix Sun

    Wednesday, June 6 2018 5:49 PM EDT2018-06-06 21:49:56 GMT
    Thursday, June 7 2018 4:14 PM EDT2018-06-07 20:14:32 GMT
    NBA Draft prospect Deandre Ayton, who may be the Phoenix Suns' choice with the No. 1 overall pick in this month's NBA draft, talks to the media after an individual workout with the Suns, Wednesday, June 6, 2018 in Phoenix. (Source: AP Photo/Matt York)NBA Draft prospect Deandre Ayton, who may be the Phoenix Suns' choice with the No. 1 overall pick in this month's NBA draft, talks to the media after an individual workout with the Suns, Wednesday, June 6, 2018 in Phoenix. (Source: AP Photo/Matt York)
    NBA Draft prospect Deandre Ayton, who may be the Phoenix Suns' choice with the No. 1 overall pick in this month's NBA draft, talks to the media after an individual workout with the Suns, Wednesday, June 6, 2018 in Phoenix. (Source: AP Photo/Matt York)NBA Draft prospect Deandre Ayton, who may be the Phoenix Suns' choice with the No. 1 overall pick in this month's NBA draft, talks to the media after an individual workout with the Suns, Wednesday, June 6, 2018 in Phoenix. (Source: AP Photo/Matt York)

    Deandre Ayton spent the morning flashing his skill for the Suns brass and early afternoon flashing his smile for the Suns media. 

    Deandre Ayton spent the morning flashing his skill for the Suns brass and early afternoon flashing his smile for the Suns media. 

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