The top five Sweet 16 victories in Arizona Wildcats history, now that the season opener is less than 16 days away …
No. 5: Arizona defeats Iowa 99-79 in 1998. Lute Olson beats his former school behind a memorable performance by frontcourt players Sean Elliott, Anthony Cook and Tom Tolbert. The trio combined for 61 points on 26-of-43 shooting from the field.
No. 4: Arizona defeats Oklahoma State 79-78 in 2005. Salim Stoudamire hit an off-balance jumper from the left side with 2.8 seconds left giving Arizona the thrilling victory. Arizona shot an incredible 65.9 percent from the field. Channing Frye (15 points and 10 rebounds) and Hassan Adams (19 points and 10 rebounds) had double-doubles.
No. 3: Arizona defeats Duke 93-77 in 2011. Derrick Williams has one of the best individual performances in UA history with a career-high 32 points and 13 rebounds. He made 11 of 17 shots from the field, including 5 of 6 from three-point range. The Wildcats dominated Duke 55-33 in the second half.