The Arizona Wildcats men’s basketball team have been awarded a spot in the 2021 NCAA Tournament, where they will face the Princeton Tigers in the first round. This is the 25th consecutive season in which the Wildcats have made the tournament.
Leading the charge for the Wildcats is All-American forward, Ira Tubelis. The junior has been a force all season long, averaging 13.7 points and 8.0 rebounds per game while shooting an impressive 53.7% from the field. Tubelis was recently named to the All-Pac-12 First Team, and looks to be a major factor in the Wildcats’ success this March.
The Wildcats have put together a solid season, going 16-8 overall, and 12-6 in the Pac-12. With Tubelis leading the way, Arizona looks to make a deep run in the tournament. Coach Sean Miller is confident in his team, saying, “We have a lot of belief in our team and our style of play, and I think it will continue to serve us well in the tournament.”
The Wildcats will face off against Princeton in the first round. While the Tigers may not be considered a powerhouse, they are a solid team, having gone 15-8 this season. The Wildcats will have to be ready for a tough battle, as the Tigers have a strong defense and an efficient offense.
Arizona looks to be in good position heading into the tournament. With Tubelis as an All-American and the Wildcats’ strong record, they have a legitimate chance to make a deep run this March. It will be exciting to see what the Wildcats can do.