Spring 2022

Pac-12 Champs

Arizona Men’s Basketball finished Tommy Lloyd’s debut season 33-4 overall and 18-2 in conference play. They reinvigorated McKale Center mid-pandemic and brought team play to the arena. After disappointing losses in the NCAA Tournament, the Wildcats look to next season to build their roster and continue competitive national play.

“We started the season, and nobody believed in us. We made them believe in us,” Christian Koloko said in a postgame press conference after the team’s NCAA Tournament loss. “We knew we could have done better. That’s why our team is sad right now. We knew how good of a team we were, but right now we can’t do anything. We’ve just got to learn from it.”

In 2022, Arizona became the first school in Pac-12 history to win 18 conference games.

“They’re an amazing group of guys. They helped me get Arizona basketball off to a good start in my tenure, and I'll always be thankful for them," Lloyd said. "We really built some foundational pieces this year that are really going to serve us well moving forward.”

Tommy Lloyd

•  NABC National Coach of the Year
•  USBWA National Coach of the Year Honors
•  John R. Wooden Pac-12 Coach of the Year
•  Pac-12 record for most wins in his first season as head coach
•  Pac-12 Regular Season and Tournament Champions

 

 

Christian Koloko

•  Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year
•  Pac-12 Most Improved Player
•  Pac-12 All-Tournament Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bennedict Mathurin 

•  Pac-12 Player of the Year 
•  Pac-12 Tournament MVP 
•  Pac-12 All-Tournament Team 
•  Scored the 10th-highest points in a season in UArizona history