Mar. 08, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Jason Terry (31) during a game against the Phoenix Suns at the US Airways Center. The Suns defeated the Mavericks 96-94. Mandatory Credit: Jennifer Stewart-USA TODAY Sports.

Zona Zealots Sweet 17 Amongst the Greatest Arizona Wildcats Basketball Teams of all time

Who would win in a matchup between 1999 Arizona v. 2013 Arizona?

  • 2013 Arizona (46%, 16 Votes)
  • 1999 Arizona (54%, 19 Votes)

Total Voters: 35

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Now that the NCAA tournament has wrapped up and your brackets are ripped up and thrown in the trash except for the lucky few that called a Louisville/Michigan final, we at Zona Zealots thought it might be a good time to look at who the best Arizona Wildcats basketball teams have been throughout the year. And if you’re going to look at something like that, why not turn it into a bracket?

I loosely seeded the top 16 Arizona teams, but then I realized that we didn’t have a play-in game. So although this should be the Sweet 16 Arizona Wildcats teams, you have before you the Sweet 17.

Game 1: #16A 1999 vs. #16B 2013

1999 Profile: 22-7 (13-5, 2nd in Pac-10); NCAA Tournament: #4 seed, lost to #13 Oklahoma 61-60 in Round of 64

Starters: Jason Terry (SR), AJ Bramlett (SR), Michael Wright (FR), Richard Jefferson (FR), Ruben Douglas (FR); Key Bench: Eugene Edgerson (JR), Justin Wessel (SO), Traves Wilson (FR), Rick Anderson (FR)

2013 Profile: 27-8 (12-6, 2nd in Pac-12, lost Pac-12 tournament semifinal); NCAA Tournament: #6 seed, lost to #2 Ohio State 73-70 in Sweet 16

Starters: Solomon Hill (SR), Mark Lyons (SR), Nick Johnson (SO), Kaleb Tarczewski (FR), Kevin Parrom (SR); Key Bench: Brandon Ashley (FR), Grant Jarrett (FR), Jordin Mayes (JR)

Who do you think would win this matchup? Give us your thoughts and stay tuned for the results on Monday!

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