Arizona Basketball all-time round-by-round record in NCAA Tournament

Arizona Basketball is heading to the NCAA Tournament for the 38th time in program history. A vocal minority of Arizona fans claim this will be a one-and-done team, but history shows that's not the case. Let's look at Arizona's round-by-round record.

Dec 2, 1988; Charlotte, NC, USA, FILE PHOTO; Arizona Wildcats guard Sean Elliott (32) in action
Dec 2, 1988; Charlotte, NC, USA, FILE PHOTO; Arizona Wildcats guard Sean Elliott (32) in action / Malcolm Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
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Round of 32: 19-7

First:

The 1976 Tournament was the second year of the 32-team format and Arizona's first appearance in the expanded field. Arizona finished the season at 20-8 overall and as Western Athletic Conference champions. There were no official seeds in the tournament, but Arizona outlasted Georgetown 83-76 to move onto the Sweet Sixteen against UNLV.

Best:

The 1998 squad will make yet another appearance in this category. After rolling through No. 16 Nicholls State by a wide margin, the 'Cats did it again against No. 9 Illinois State. Arizona served up a brutal 82-49 beatdown for a 33-point margin of victory.

Last:

Arizona earned the No. 1 seed in the West Region in the 2022 Tournament and staved off the madness by thwarting No. 16 Wright State by 17 points. Things got a little more dicey in the Round of 32, and Arizona needed an overtime period — the only one in the entire West region — to escape No. 9 TCU 65-60.