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UA Men's Basketball

READERS' PICK: The year before, it had been another one bites the dust as a powerful Cat team steamrolled the opposition en route to a national championship showdown with Duke. The 2001-02 season was supposed to be a rare one of rebuilding, but all the young dudes--Frye, Stoudamire, Latimore, et al.--stepped up in a huge way to lead the Cats to a slew of early-season upsets and then a serious run at the Pac-10 crown. The season ended much too soon, with a loss in the Sweet 16, but all indications are that the Cats will again challenge for the national title this year. Let's hear it for the boys!

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