Saturday, March 23, 2013

Warning To Tucson-Area Offices: Expect Massive Sick Call-Ins Thursday

Posted By on Sat, Mar 23, 2013 at 5:16 PM

This is because, undoubtedly, several thousand Arizona basketball fans are already drawing up plans to drive or fly to Los Angeles for the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament now that the Wildcats have locked up a spot in the West Regional semifinals at the Staples Center.

Arizona (27-7) had no problems whatsoever with Harvard on Saturday, whooping those soon-to-be CEOs 74-51 in the third round in Salt Lake City. The victory puts the sixth-seeded Wildcats in line for a matchup against either Iowa State or Ohio State, who play Sunday.

Notable from today's convincing victory: Mark Lyons, who had 27 points, became the first player in NCAA history to reach the Sweet 16 in back-to-back seasons, but with different schools. He made it in 2012 with Xavier before transferring thanks to the NCAA's generous graduate student transfer rule.

Something else to prepare for: droves of T-shirt stands on every corner in Tucson. Get your knockoff gear now!

Tags: , , , , ,

Comments (2)

Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-2 of 2

Add a comment

Previously in the Range

More by Brian J. Pedersen

  • Pedersen on Sports

    A Tucsonan spends his summer vacation dealing cards (and showing off a regrettable tattoo) in Vegas
    • May 22, 2014
  • Crash! Bang!

    Metal Mulisha presents The Crash Factory
    • May 22, 2014
  • Miming to the Music

    The Inner Journey: Mime, Music and Story
    • May 22, 2014
  • More »

Staff Pick

PROTEINAHOLIC: WHY OUR OBSESSION WITH MEAT IS KILLING US

Join us as Dr. Garth Davis, Bariatric Surgeon and author of Proteinaholic sets the record straight about… More

@ Loft Cinema Sat., Oct. 1, 4 p.m. 3233 E. Speedway Blvd.

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. Festival Season Is Coming To Tucson (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. Weekly Wins Five Writing Awards at AZ Newspaper Association (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. Voucher-friendly 'American Federation for Children' PAC Spent $218,000 on Arizona's Primaries (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. Cinema Clips: Author: The JT LeRoy Story (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. Charleston Needs A Home (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2016 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation