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  1. T.J. McConnell is the answer at point guard for Arizona

    Dana O'Neil

    Duquesne transfer T.J. McConnell brought his Pittsburgh attitude to Arizona. It's paying dividends for the point guard and the Wildcats.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2014
  2. Arizona's Nick Johnson learned lessons on how to become a complet...

    Dana O'Neil

    Joe Johnson didn't want his son to play basketball like he did, so he taught Nick Johnson, a standout at Arizona, to do more than he ever did. That work is clear.

    Story | Conversation | February 26, 2014
  3. Arizona freshmen Aaron Gordon comfortable in the spotlight

    Dana O'Neil

    Arizona's Aaron Gordon hasn't gotten caught up in the attention or hype in this the Year of the Freshman. Instead, he's been himself -- highly skilled and surprisingly quirky -- and helped guide the Wildcats to a No. 1 ranking and perfect record so far.

    Story | Conversation | January 22, 2014
  4. Aaron Gordon of Arizona Wildcats named basketball athlete of the ...

    Dana O'Neil

    Who is the best freshman in the country this year? USA Basketball has cast its vote for Aaron Gordon.

    Story | Conversation | January 14, 2014
  5. Wooden Award preseason watch list includes freshmen, transfers fo...

    Dana O'Neil

    For the first time in its history, the preseason watch list for the John R. Wooden Award can include freshmen and transfers, and in this, the year of the freshman, the list is loaded with first-year players.

    Story | Conversation | November 12, 2013
  6. Sean Miller embraces the past and looks to the future at Arizona

    Dana O'Neil

    The task awaiting Sean Miller when he arrived at Arizona was two-pronged, and complicated: Build for the present and repair some damage with the past. That meant winning and making former coach Lute Olson feel welcome again. He's done both.

    Story | Conversation | October 21, 2013
  7. 2013 Kentucky Derby - O'Neil: All-access with Rick Pitino during ...

    Dana O'Neil

    Derby contender Goldencents gives owners, Hall of Fame trainer rare shot at a Derby victory, Dana O'Neil writes

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2013
  8. If you thought this college basketball season was good, just wait...

    Dana O'Neil

    A surprising number of returning stars, a freshman class that's been salivated over for years and a bevy of national title contenders has us already counting down the days until the 2013-14 season.

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2013
  9. Mark Lyons finds his right role playing for Sean Miller with Ariz...

    Dana O'Neil

    Mark Lyons thought he would play for Sean Miller at Xavier, but the coach left for Arizona before Lyons reached the court. Now they're a team again, leading the No. 12 Wildcats.

    Story | Conversation | February 19, 2013
  10. Pac-12 is still trying to forge its identity on the national stag...

    Dana O'Neil

    The Pac-12 is trying to gain credibility on the national stage. A TV deal helps. But in the end, it's about the product on the court, which shows the conference still has something to prove.

    Story | Conversation | February 13, 2013
  11. Arizona Wildcats star Derrick Williams waits patiently, earns res...

    Dana O'Neil

    Arizona's Derrick Williams has earned his respect on the court. After waiting patiently for his turn in the spotlight, the kid no one talked about is the talk of Tucson.

    Story | Conversation | March 02, 2011
  12. So who's a lamb and who's a lion?

    Dana O'Neil

    The weather folks, the ones who call sunny with a chance of clouds an actual prediction, like to debate whether the month of March will come in like a lamb or a lion. The theory being that the month that starts cold and nasty will right itself and...

    Blog | February 26, 2011
  13. Arizona Wildcats and Kansas Jayhawks face a measuring-stick game ...

    Dana O'Neil

    Neither Arizona coach Sean Miller nor Kansas coach Bill Self has a strong indication of where his team is at this juncture in the season. They'll have a better idea after their teams meet in the Las Vegas Invitational final.

    Story | Conversation | November 27, 2010
  14. The Streak is over, but Arizona Wildcats intend to start another

    Dana O'Neil

    In our Blueblood Bounceback series, Dana O'Neil takes a look at Arizona in the wake of its famed NCAA tourney streak coming to an end.

    Story | Conversation | November 04, 2010
  15. Dana O'Neil: Spending two frenetic days with Josh Pastner

    Dana O'Neil

    The boundless energy of new Memphis basketball coach Josh Pastner is already well-known in the basketball world. But seeing is truly believing after two up-and-down days with the 31-year-old busybody.

    Story | Conversation | May 12, 2009
  16. Dana O'Neil: Arizona looks to Miller to guide it out of stormy wa...

    Dana O'Neil

    The first part in a two-month series examining offseason coaching changes looks at new Arizona coach Sean Miller, who is charged with the task of providing stability and calm to the Wildcats after a tumultuous few years.

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2009