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Sonoran Hot Reads: Arizona the fourth-best school for college basketball

Why is Vanderbilt so high?

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If you've ever been to Tucson any time from January-March, you already know this, but USA Today says that the University of Arizona is the fourth-best school for college basketball. The reasoning:

"U of A is a large public university occupying 380 urban acres. Its College of Medicine operates a medical center in Tucson. Of its 40,000 students, 1,500 are doctoral and 7,000 are postgraduate. It is the #1 rated school in Arizona and was founded 27 years before the territory became a state.

Sean Miller came to Arizona from Xavier in 2009. His first year, the Wildcats missed the NCAA Tournament for the first time in 25 years, but they've made it every year since, along with amassing 30+ wins in both 2010 and 2013."

So who are the schools in front of Arizona? Duke, Kentucky and.....Vanderbilt? Someone needs to explain this to me. Please.

- Arizona fans will be down the next couple days though after Josh Scott went off, leading to a three-point Colorado win. The Buff fans rushed the court, and now Sean Miller is ready to take this issue on:

- Josh Jackson is a Boys HS Player of the Year finalist. No shock here

- The loss was something that some people definitely saw coming

- Jay Bilas had Arizona 11th in his national rankings before the Colorado loss

- Oregon State beat Washington at the buzzer, after having the clock starting late and also traveling:


- The team heads to San Diego for the Tony Gwynn Classic this weekend


- A huge weekend for softball as they go to Alabama to face the Tide along with Tennessee in Tuscaloosa

Other sports

- Men's tennis will play Tulane on Friday, just like baseball

Tucson news

- Arizona courts were the subject of a malware attack

The Rodeo Parade is here!

- Tucson's space travel company now has a lead pilot

- Our town was apparently the home of a pretty big counterfeit undertaking