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Posted: Tuesday November 09, 1999 01:29 AM
Wildcats' 1999-00 schedule
| Arizona |
| 1998-99 record |
| 22-7 overall, 13-5 Pac-10 (lost to Oklahoma in NCAA first round)
| Coach |
| Lute Olson, 395-120 (16 years at Arizona); 587-212 overall|
| Projected starting lineup |
G Jason Gardner, 5-10, Fr. |
Mr. Basketball in state of Indiana last year.
G Ruben Douglas, 6-4, So.
Finished season averaging 16.5 points in last four games.
C Loren Woods, 7-1, Jr.
Wake Forest transfer might be one of Olson's best shot-blockers ever.
F Richard Jefferson, 6-7, So.
Leaper who averaged 11.3 points and was named to All-Pac-10 freshman team.
F Michael Wright, 6-7, So.
Team's top returning scorer and rebounder; one of best power forwards in country.
| Top guy off the bench |
Gilbert Arenas, 6-3, Fr.
Olson considers this athletic player to be "the real deal."
| Key Newcomers |
Gardner, (Indianapolis) and Arenas (North Hollywood, Calif.).|
| Key Games |
| vs. Connecticut (Dec. 7, Great Eight in Chicago). An early clash of national powers.|
at Stanford (Jan. 8). Two of Pac-10's top teams meet on opening weekend of conference play.
| Outlook |
Olson likes talent level of this team but worries about their lack of experience. Wright could be unstoppable based on Olson's comment: "As good as he was last year, he's way, way beyond that." Olson also says that these players are as athletic as the ones who won the '97 NCAA championship.
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