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March Memories | Hill Goes For Double-Double vs. Utah

by Kyle Ratke, Digital Content Manager

Digital Content Manager


With the NCAA Tournament in full swing, we thought we’d revisit the great run Jordan Hill and his Arizona Wildcats went on in 2009.

As a No. 12 seed on March 20, Arizona upset No. 5 Utah 84-71 in the first round and Hill led the way with 17 points, 13 rebounds, two assists and two steals. Hill shot 7-for-13 from the field and six of his rebounds came on the offensive end. It was Hill’s first NCAA win after two first-round exits during his freshman and sophomore seasons.

Former Wolves wing Chase Budinger also played for the Wildcats. He had a productive day, too, finishing with 20 points, eight rebounds, six assists, four steals and a block.

The Wildcats would advance all the way to the Sweet 16 before falling to Louisville.

Arizona is the No. 2 seed in the West Region this year and plays Xavier in the round of 16 on Thursday,


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