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Time with Cats coming to an end

Citizen Staff Writer
Wildcat blog

Saturday’s UA-Stanford basketball game could be the swan song for many people in McKale Center – not just Wildcat seniors David Bagga and Fendi Onobun.

There’s still a chance the Wildcats could host an NIT game if they don’t qualify for the NCAA Tournament.

But this will be the last regular season game for interim coach Russ Pennell, who has stepped into his role and done an admirable job under tough circumstances.

Gone will be associate head coach Mike Dunlap, who has said he won’t be back next year. Former UA player and current assistant coach Reggie Geary hopes to stay, but that will be up to the next UA coach.

Then there’s me, who after 18 years on the Arizona men’s basketball beat will be closing my notebook and putting away my pen.

The Tucson Citizen is closing March 21.

What a season it’s been. Lute Olson is gone and UA perhaps won’t go to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1984.

And I’ll no longer cover the team. Strange times to be sure.

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