Arizona Wildcats Sweet 17 Results: #3 2001 vs. #14 2011

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For this week’s game in the Arizona Wildcats Sweet 17 Tournament, we are completing the lower half of the bracket and seeing who would move on if the 2001 national runner-up team played Derrick Williams’ 2011 squad. Before we breakdown the matchup and see how the fans voted, let’s take a look at each team’s lineup and record:

#3 2001 Arizona Wildcats vs. #14 2011 Arizona Wildcats

Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

2001 Profile: 28-8 (15-3, 2nd in Pac-10); NCAA Tournament #2 seed, lost to #1 Duke in Championship 82-72

Starters: Jason Gardner (SO), Gilbert Arenas (SO), Michael Wright (JR), Richard Jefferson (JR), Loren Woods (SR)

Key Bench: Luke Walton (SO), Eugene Edgerson (SR), Justin Wessel (SR); Lamont Frazier (SO)

2011 Profile: 30-8 (14-4, 1st in Pac-10, lost Pac-10 tournament final); NCAA Tournament #5 seed, lost to UCONN in Elite 8 65-63

Starters: Derrick Williams (SO), Momo Jones (SO), Kyle Fogg (JR), Solomon Hill (SO), Jesse Perry (JR)

Key Bench: Kevin Parrom (SO), Jamelle Horne (SR), Jordin Mayes (FR), Brendon Lavender (JR), Kyryl Natyazhko (SO)

Fan Voting

Who would win in a game between the 2001 and 2011 teams?

  • #14 2011 (11%, 2 Votes)
  • #3 2001 (89%, 16 Votes)

Total Voters: 18

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The fans clearly like the 2001 Arizona Wildcats team in this matchup. What do the zealots think?

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