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1996-97 Arizona Wildcats Schedule and Results

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Overall: 25-9, .735 W-L% (25th of 305)
Conference: 11-7, 5th in Pac-10 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Lute Olson (25-9)

PS/G: 83.9 (3rd of 305) ▪ PA/G: 73.3 (216th of 305)
SRS: 21.60 (6th of 305) ▪ SOS: 10.98 (5th of 305)

NCAA Tournament: (#4 seed in Southeast)
Won Southeast First Round (65-57) versus #13 South Alabama
Won Southeast Second Round (73-69) versus #12 College of Charleston
Won Southeast Regional Semifinal (85-82) versus #1 Kansas
Won Southeast Regional Final (96-92) versus #10 Providence
Won National Semifinal (66-58) versus #1 North Carolina
Won National Final (84-79) versus #1 Kentucky

AP Poll Summary

Pre 11/19 11/26 12/3 12/10 12/17 12/24 12/31 1/7 1/14 1/21 1/28 2/4 2/11 2/18 2/25 3/4 Final
19 19 11 15 8 6 9 9 7 6 11 10 14 11 13 15 12 15

Schedule and Results

G Date Type Opponent Conf Tm Opp OT W L Streak
1 Fri, Nov 22, 1996 REG N North Carolina ACC W 83 72 1 0 W 1
2 Tue, Nov 26, 1996 REG Northern Arizona Big Sky W 88 70 2 0 W 2
3 Sat, Nov 30, 1996 REG @ New Mexico WAC L 77 84 2 1 L 1
4 Sat, Dec 7, 1996 REG N Utah WAC W 69 61 3 1 W 1
5 Mon, Dec 9, 1996 REG Texas Big 12 W 83 78 4 1 W 2
6 Sat, Dec 14, 1996 REG Jackson State SWAC W 111 83 5 1 W 3
7 Sat, Dec 21, 1996 REG N Michigan Big Ten L 71 73 5 2 L 1
8 Sat, Dec 28, 1996 REG Robert Morris NEC W 118 54 6 2 W 1
9 Sun, Dec 29, 1996 REG Pennsylvania Ivy W 93 51 7 2 W 2
10 Thu, Jan 2, 1997 REG California Pac-10 W 81 80 8 2 W 3
11 Sat, Jan 4, 1997 REG Stanford Pac-10 W 76 75 9 2 W 4
12 Sat, Jan 11, 1997 REG @ Arizona State Pac-10 W 92 84 10 2 W 5
13 Thu, Jan 16, 1997 REG @ Southern California Pac-10 L 62 75 10 3 L 1
14 Sat, Jan 18, 1997 REG @ UCLA Pac-10 L 78 84 10 4 L 2
15 Thu, Jan 23, 1997 REG Oregon State Pac-10 W 99 48 11 4 W 1
16 Sat, Jan 25, 1997 REG Oregon Pac-10 W 88 66 12 4 W 2
17 Thu, Jan 30, 1997 REG @ Washington State Pac-10 W 87 78 13 4 W 3
18 Sun, Feb 2, 1997 REG @ Washington Pac-10 L 88 92 13 5 L 1
19 Wed, Feb 5, 1997 REG Arizona State Pac-10 W 87 71 14 5 W 1
20 Sun, Feb 9, 1997 REG N Tulane CUSA W 81 62 15 5 W 2
21 Thu, Feb 13, 1997 REG UCLA Pac-10 L 64 66 15 6 L 1
22 Sat, Feb 15, 1997 REG Southern California Pac-10 W 101 77 16 6 W 1
23 Thu, Feb 20, 1997 REG @ Oregon Pac-10 L 72 78 16 7 L 1
24 Sat, Feb 22, 1997 REG @ Oregon State Pac-10 W 74 64 17 7 W 1
25 Thu, Feb 27, 1997 REG Washington State Pac-10 W 100 86 18 7 W 2
26 Sun, Mar 2, 1997 REG Washington Pac-10 W 103 82 19 7 W 3
27 Thu, Mar 6, 1997 REG @ Stanford Pac-10 L 80 81 19 8 L 1
28 Sat, Mar 8, 1997 REG N California Pac-10 L 77 79 19 9 L 2
G Date Type Opponent Conf Tm Opp OT W L Streak
29 Thu, Mar 13, 1997 NCAA N South Alabama Sun Belt W 65 57 20 9 W 1
30 Sat, Mar 15, 1997 NCAA N College of Charleston A-Sun W 73 69 21 9 W 2
31 Fri, Mar 21, 1997 NCAA N Kansas Big 12 W 85 82 22 9 W 3
32 Sun, Mar 23, 1997 NCAA N Providence Big East W 96 92 OT 23 9 W 4
33 Sat, Mar 29, 1997 NCAA N North Carolina ACC W 66 58 24 9 W 5
34 Mon, Mar 31, 1997 NCAA N Kentucky SEC W 84 79 OT 25 9 W 6