2000–01 Arizona Wildcats men's basketball team

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2000–01 Arizona Wildcats men's basketball
University of Arizona Block A.svg
NCAA Tournament, Runner-Up
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
Ranking
Coaches #2
AP #5
2000–01 record 28–8 (15-3 Pac-10)
Head coach Lute Olson
Home arena McKale Center
Seasons
« 1999–2000 2001–02 »
2000–01 Pacific-10 Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#5 Stanford 16 2   .889     31 3   .912
#2 Arizona 15 3   .833     28 8   .778
#12 UCLA 14 4   .778     23 9   .719
USC 11 7   .611     24 10   .706
California 11 7   .611     20 11   .645
Oregon 5 13   .278     14 14   .500
Arizona State 5 13   .278     13 16   .448
Washington State 5 13   .278     12 16   .429
Oregon State 4 14   .222     10 20   .333
Washington 4 14   .222     10 20   .333
As of November 30, 2007; Rankings from Coaches Poll

The 2000–01 Arizona Wildcats men's basketball team represented the University of Arizona in the 2000–01 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Head Coach was Lute Olson. The team played its home games in the McKale Center in Tucson, Arizona, and was a member of the Pacific-10 Conference. The Wildcats finished the season second behind Stanford in the Pacific-10 conference with a 15-3 record.[1] Arizona reached the National Championship game in the 2001 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, losing to Duke 82-72 and finishing the season with a 28-8 record.[2]

NCAA basketball tournament[edit]

  • Mideast
    • Arizona (#2 seed) 101, Eastern Illinois 76
    • Arizona 73, Butler 52
    • Arizona 66, Mississippi 56
    • Arizona 87, Illinois 81

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  • Final Four
    • Arizona 80, Michigan State 61
    • Duke 82, Arizona 72

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Awards and honors[edit]

Team players drafted into the NBA[edit]

Round Pick Player NBA Club
1 13 Richard Jefferson Houston Rockets
2 30 Gilbert Arenas Golden State Warriors
2 32 Luke Walton Los Angeles Lakers
2 38 Michael Wright New York Knicks
2 45 Loren Woods Minnesota Timberwolves

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