Campus Coverage: Arizona Wildcats prep for the NCAA Championship

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LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 15: Arizona Wildcats band members try to distract a UCLA Bruins player shooting a free throw during the championship game of the Pac-12 Basketball Tournament at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 15, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. UCLA won 75-71. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Arizona guard T.J. McConnell (4) reacts after the Wildcats defeated Michigan 72-70 in an NCAA college basketball game in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Arizona Wildcat fans show their spirit.
LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 15: Gabe York #1 of the Arizona Wildcats reacts as head coach Sean Miller (L) and teammates Jordin Mayes #20 and Elliott Pitts #24 look on during a timeout in the championship game of the Pac-12 Basketball Tournament against the UCLA Bruins at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 15, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. UCLA won 75-71. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 15: Nick Johnson #13, Aaron Gordon #11 and Gabe York #1 of the Arizona Wildcats walk on the court during the championship game of the Pac-12 Basketball Tournament against the UCLA Bruins at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 15, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. UCLA won 75-71. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 15: Head coach Sean Miller of the Arizona Wildcats yells to his players during the championship game of the Pac-12 Basketball Tournament against the UCLA Bruins at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 15, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. UCLA won 75-71. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 15: Rondae Hollis-Jefferson #23 of the Arizona Wildcats drives against Kyle Anderson #5 and Tony Parker #23 of the UCLA Bruins during the championship game of the Pac-12 Basketball Tournament at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 15, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. UCLA won 75-71. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Arizona Wildcat fans show their spirit.
LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 15: Kaleb Tarczewski #35 of the Arizona Wildcats is introduced before the championship game of the Pac-12 Basketball Tournament against the UCLA Bruins at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 15, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. UCLA won 75-71. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 15: An Arizona Wildcats cheerleader performs during the championship game of the Pac-12 Basketball Tournament against the UCLA Bruins at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 15, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. UCLA won 75-71. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 15: Rondae Hollis-Jefferson #23 of the Arizona Wildcats passes against the UCLA Bruins during the championship game of the Pac-12 Basketball Tournament at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 15, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. UCLA won 75-71. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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By: Jordan Hagen

The best day of the year has arrived-for college basketball fans that is. Selection Sunday can make or break the season for some teams, as it is the determining factor for a golden ticket to the Big Dance, The Show, or what is commonly referred to as March Madness.

The NCAA tournament begins this week, with first round games starting on Tuesday and Wednesday, and with second round games on Thursday and Friday. All too quickly the collection of 68 teams will dwindle to a mere 16, and along the way there are sure to be many miraculous, ESPN top ten moments, as this time of year certainly promises.

Sunday afternoon the U of A Wildcats awaited their fate as they watched the Selection show, and they were surely not disappointed. The Wildcats received a predicted number one seed in the tournament, set to face 16 seeded Weber State on Friday of this week.

At this point in the season, it is hard to change too much of the game plan as the games occur quickly with short breaks in between if you are lucky enough to be the victor. The Wildcats should not overlook any team at this point, because everyone is out to hunt the target on the Cats' back, as they have proven to be a top 5 team all season, with a few small bumps along the way.

They are undoubtedly a favorite to win it all, should they keep their composure and not look past the challenge in front of them. The Weber State Wildcats are surely a worthy opponent, however the REAL Wildcats should prevail and live to see another day.

On Friday, in San Diego and in Tucson, it's Wildcat country (U of A Wildcats, that is).
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