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Arizona Wildcats: Hoops stays steady, football signs Jesse Scroggins

News and notes from around the Arizona Wildcats universe.

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  • What's gotten the Arizona Wildcats to a 9-0 start this year? Whether it's Charleston Southern, Florida or Oral Roberts, Sean Miller's team has yet to approach any game differently from another.

  • Sean Miller's Wildcats head to the Diamond Head Classic this week, and UA's head coach said that another team heading to the tournament, San Diego State, is the best team out west. Certainly, he knows best. The Wildcats were in Anaheim during the Sweet 16 game between UConn and San Diego State two years ago -- I was there, and let's just saw the SDSU crowd was on par with the Arizona contingent that arrived for the Duke game -- and the Aztecs made Arizona look flat-out bad last year.
  • Another team could end up challenging Arizona in Hawaii. That would be Miami. ESPN's Jason King writes the following:

Speaking of the ACC, one team not to overlook is Miami. The Hurricanes dropped a game to Florida Gulf Coast early in the year when star guard Durand Scott was serving a suspension. But Jim Larranaga's squad hasn't lost since."

Included in Miami's victories is a triumph over then-No. 13 Michigan State along with double-digit wins against solid teams such as Central Florida, Massachusetts, Charlotte and Detroit.

Scott and Shane Larkin are each averaging 15.3 points, while 6-10 center Reggie Johnson snares 9.7 rebounds.

  • Rich Rodriguez signed JUCO transfer Jesse Scroggins on Wednesday, the first day for junior college players to sign. Scroggins, a former USC Trojans commitment, played at El Camino College last season. Check out Kyle Kensing's initial story for more background on the former four-star quarterback out of Lakewood High School in California.
  • Arizona is getting ready for the departure of senior kicker John Bonano. They'll have Syracuse and Youngstown State kicker Jake Smith back after knee surgery ended his season before it even began. Still, the more numbers the better. San Clemente High School kicker Bret Miller will walk on to the team, reports Ryan Finley.