Relive four of the greatest moments in Arizona Wildcats basketball history. Each set comes with four laser-etched coasters depicting these historic plays:
1997 NCAA Championship vs Kentucky - Another 1 Seed Falls; Arizona Wins it All
2001 Final Four vs Michigan - Headed to the Championship
1989 Regular Season vs Duke - The Player of the Year
2005 Sweet Sixteen vs Oklahoma State - Salim Sends Wildcats to the Elite Eight
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1997 NCAA Championship
Another 1 Seed Falls; Arizona Wins it All
#4 Arizona vs #1 Kentucky
84 - 79
March 31, 1997
RCA Dome, Indianapolis, Indiana
Arizona, the only team to win an NCAA crown after finishing as low as fifth place in its conference, capitalized on a 34-9 edge in free throws made to upend favored Kentucky. Arizona beat three 1 seeds, including Kentucky, on their way to winning the title; the only team to ever do so.
2001 Final Four
Headed to the Championship
#2 Arizona vs #1 Michigan
80 - 61
March 31, 2001
H.H.H. Metrodome , Minneapolis, MN
Winning by only 2 points at halftime, Arizona started the 2nd half on fire. Only 6 minutes into the half, Arizona had raced to a 20 point advantage led by Arenas, Gardner, and a few Jefferson 3 pointers. They trounced 1 seeded Michigan State to reach the Championship for the second time in five years.
1989 Regular Season
The Player of the Year
#2 Arizona vs #9 Duke
77 - 75
February 26, 1989
The Meadowlands, East Rutherford, NJ
Sean Elliott, a Tuscon native and Arizona's all-time leading scorer, shined in the spotlight during a nationally televised game against Duke. With only 53 seconds left, Elliott's clutch 3-pointer not only won the game, it propelled Arizona to a #1 overall ranking as well as help push him to winning the Wooden award.
2005 Sweet Sixteen
Salim Sends Wildcats to the Elite Eight
#3 Arizona vs #2 Oklahoma State
79 - 78
March 24, 2005
Allstate Arena, Rosemont, IL
In the Sweet Sixteen, Arizona found themselves on the brink of elimination; losing by 1 with only 13 seconds remaining. Arizona's standout player, Salim Stoudamire, dribbled himself into a pull up jumper and knocked it down with less than 3 seconds remaining, sending the Wildcats into the Elite Eight.