A fan almost just sunk a half-court shot for a thousand bucks. Almost.
At the first media timeout, Arizona leads 8-5. Allen, Markkanen, Ristic and Alkins all have two points apiece.
Crafty drive and layup there by Kadeem. Cats lead 8-5.
Comanche and Pinder checking in.
Alkins playing very aggressive so far. Crashing the boards.
Lauri knocks down the jumper. UA leads 5-2.
Rawle to the line to shoot 2.
Less than a minute in and UC Irvine has already made a substitution.
Ristic can't connect on UA's first possession.
Lauri wins the tip and UA starts with the ball.
UC Irvine has a player with the last name Hazzard. Wonder if he's at all related to former UA walk-on/fan favorite Jacob Hazzard.
Starters taking the floor. Are you ready for some hoops?!
Arizona starters now being introduced. Tipoff shortly.
Here come the Wildcats out of the tunnel.
National anthem complete. About 10 minutes 'til tipoff. Hit me with your final score predictions!
Hello my fellow fan-chat friends! I've missed you — I just returned from vacation yesterday and I'm ready to chat with you all during tonight's game. Let's get our final score predictions going. My guess: Arizona 77, UC Irvine 65. What do you all think the final score will be? Let me know! Glad to have you all here.
No changes in starters from last game for Miller's squad: Kadeem, Kobi, Rawle, Lauri and Dusan.