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Sonoran Hot Reads: T.J. McConnell scores career-high 17 points for Sixers against Nets

Seems like T.J. is doing normal T.J. things

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With Ish Smith hurt, T.J. McConnell returned to the Philadelphia 76ers' starting lineup on Saturday night, and the former Arizona Wildcat certainly made the most of it. He made crucial plays late in the game against the Nets, leading the Sixers to a rare win. McConnell tied a career-high with 17 points, and his presence was certainly felt by Jahlil Okafor:

Yep, that sounds like the T.J. we all know and love.

- In other Arizona in the NBA newsSteve Kerr had an interesting message for his team late against the Thunder

- The Wildcats completed their first road sweep of the year with a close win against the Huskies

- Arizona signee Lauri Markkanen is in the states this weekend, and he went head-to-head with Kentucky commit Wenyen Gabriel:


Other sports

- Gymnastics will travel to Cal on Monday

- Track and field had another successful day at their meet in NYC

- Women's tennis fell to No. 31 Rice 6-1

- Women's swimming and diving had a dominating meet at ASU. Men's? Not so much. Also, Michael Phelps was there, and it was packed

Women's golf is competing in Palos Verdes, CA the next three days

- Women's basketball will be hosting a cancer awareness event at Sunday's game against UCLA

Tucson news

- Sunnyside and Vail had nice turnouts for their teacher job fairs

- The Tucson Rodeo will also have a clear bag policy