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Insider Intel: Arizona's terrific trio

Wise, Hill, Budinger form a tough load for anyone to handle

Originally Published: March 20, 2009
By Luke Cyphers | ESPN The Magazine

With 25 straight NCAA appearances, Arizona has a vaunted basketball tradition. But the 12th-seeded Wildcats opened the game against Utah as if they were, well, Cleveland State -- scrappy and determined to prove they deserved more respect than their 9-9 Pac-10 record earned them. From the opening tip, Arizona kept the fifth-seeded Utes on their heels, almost literally.


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Luke Cyphers is a former senior writer for ESPN The Magazine.