Whether you believe it or not, there are only 50 NCAA left until the start of the college basketball NCAA. The 2018–19 Arizona Wildcats men’s basketball team exemplified the University of Arizona during the 2018–19 NCAA Division I men’s basketball season.
The team was headed by 10th-year head coach Sean Miller and fiddled their home games at McKale Center in Tucson, Arizona as members of the Pac-12 Conference.
They completed the season 17–15, 8–10 in Pac-12 play to finish off in a three-way tie for 6th place. They received the 9-seed in the 2019 Pac-12 Tournament, where they forfeited to 8-seed USC in the first round, 65–78.
Expectations are much elevated for the Arizona Wildcats after they skipped the NCAA Tournament last season, but how many elevated banks on who may ask.
Katz has four Pac-12 schools accumulating a higher seed as compared to
Arizona—Washington (6), Oregon (6), USC (6) and Colorado (8). He also has Arizona State squeaking in as a 12-seed.
Arizona did relinquish Brandon Williams for the season, which is a big blow, but still has a solid core that involves former McDonald’s All-Americans Nico Mannion, Josh Green, and Chase Jeter.
Duke, Tennessee, Virginia, and Gonzaga would be the top seeds if the season ended, according to the Division I Men’s Basketball Committee, which administered its annual preference orientation meeting at NCAA headquarters this week.
For the third consecutive year, the meeting comprised the selection, seeding and full vetting of the top 16 teams, which were disclosed this afternoon on CBS.
The No. 2 seeds would be Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, and Michigan State, while Purdue, Kansas, Houston, and Marquette were voted as the No. 3 seeds and Iowa St., Nevada, Louisville, and Wisconsin complemented the field.
So, what is your opinion on this? Is a 9-seed a practical projection for Arizona this season? Or is it really way too low?