Arizona Wildcats Sweet 17 Results: #2 1998 vs. #15 2002

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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)

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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)


Fan Voting

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

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