People have spoken, and they’re expecting a lot from Arizona in the 2022 NCAA tournament.
SB Nation polled readers and college basketball fans on a variety of March Madness-related topics, and when it comes to Arizona, the vast majority see the Wildcats making it through at least the second weekend in San Antonio.
If you’re one of those 12 percent who think UA will lose this weekend, just one question:
Accordingly DraftKings Sportsbook, Arizona is -500 to make the Sweet 16, the second best odds of any team in the field and nearly twice as good as South no. 2 Villanova (-295). The Wildcats are -140 to make the Elite Eight and +150 to make the Final Four.
Only once have all four No. 1-seeded teams made it into the Final Four, and Baylor is believed to be the first of those top teams to be eliminated. Arizona is third on this list.
The Wildcats open the 2022 NCAA tournament Friday at 4:27 p.m. PT against No. 16 Wright State, the beat Bryant in the First Four on Wednesday. UA is listed as a 22.5-point favourite KenPom.com gives the Wildcats a 97 percent chance of winning their game in the first round.
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