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Sonoran Hot Reads: Arizona basketball 15th in average attendance last year

Maybe Tucson needs a bigger arena

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Although the Arizona Wildcats sold out just about every home game last season, the size of McKale Center kept Arizona 15th overall in college basketball attendance, and can't even claim the best mark in the west. That belongs to BYU. Kentucky averaged almost 9,000 more people per game than Arizona this year, taking the top spot in the country over Syracuse, Louisville, North Carolina and Maryland. That's a lot of ACC. Utah was second in the Pac-12, taking 24th overall in the country. Here's the entire list:

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- Check out these highlights from Sean Rooks' time at Arizona. It appears Rooks died of either heart disease or other natural causes

- ESPN has Terrance Ferguson as the biggest impact freshman on this year's team. It's still unclear if he'll actually attend Arizona, with most signs pointing towards him signing a contract in Australia


- Arizona landed the commitment of offensive lineman Edgar Burrola

- On the flip side, Oregon landed a junior college guy that Arizona was pursuing

- Gabe chatted with three-star linebacker Joshua Brown about his interest level in Arizona, and what sticks out about the Wildcats

- The backup QB situation seems to be better for the Wildcats than most other Pac-12 teams

- Will Arizona be able to replace Cayleb Jones? He's now the single game yards per catch leader after an error was found in Arizona's record books


- This weekend's Super Regional is a Greg Byrne special. Here's a great look at the impact he had at Mississippi State, and how similar it is to what he's done at Arizona

- Baseball America had an anonymous coach give some huge praise to this team in their Starkville Super Regional preview

- The baseball team has traveled a lot in recent weeks, but it's not bothering them. Here they are enjoying some local food

- The MLB Draft starts Thursday night. Kevin Ginkel has certainly improved his stock over the second half of the season

Other sports

- Pau Tonnesen is in 12th in the decathlon after one day of competition

Tucson news

- Voting opened for an all-sandwich matchup between Beyond Bread and Luke's Italian Beef in our Tucson Restaurant Tournament. We'll have winners coming each day now as well

- There was a body found in Oro Valley

- It is too hot for people this week, and it's also too hot for hawks