This week’s game in the Arizona Wildcats Sweet 17 Tournament, we are looking at an interesting matchup between the #2 1998 team, Arizona’s followup to its national championship, versus the #15 2002 Wildcats, which followed Arizona’s only other run to the title game.
Time to break down the matchup. Before we do, let’s take a look at the lineups and records for each team:
#2 1998 Arizona Wildcats vs. #15 2002 Arizona Wildcats
1998 Profile: 30-5 (17-1, 1st in Pac-10); NCAA Tournament #1 seed, lost to Utah in Elite 8 76-51
Starters: Mike Bibby (SO), Miles Simon (SR), Michael Dickerson (SR), AJ Bramlett (JR), Bennett Davison (SR)
Key Bench: Jason Terry (JR), Eugene Edgerson (SO), Donnell Harris (JR)
2002 Profile: 24-10 (12-6, 2nd in Pac-10, won Pac-10 tournament); NCAA Tournament #3 seed, lost to Oklahoma in Sweet 16 88-67
Starters: Jason Gardner (JR), Luke Walton (JR), Salim Stoudamire (FR), Rick Anderson (JR), Channing Frye (FR)
Key Bench: Will Bynum (FR), Isaiah Fox (FR), Dennis Latimore (FR)
Who would win in a game between the 1998 and 2002 teams?
- #15 2002 (16%, 3 Votes)
- #2 1998 (84%, 16 Votes)
Total Voters: 19