March 14, 2007

UA seniors have one more shot at a Final Four

The Mustafa Shakur era at Arizona may be remembered for many things, but if the Wildcats don't put together four straight wins starting Friday, what Shakur will be remembered for is not a Final Four. Shakur - along with Ivan Radenovic - has yet to reach the national semifinals and this year is the last chance for the UA seniors.

Shakur and Radenovic lost in the first round as freshmen in 2003-04, choked away a Final Four berth against Illinois in 2004-05 and lost in the second round in 2006-07. Expectations aren't high for an Arizona run to Atlanta, but the UA coaches are hoping the UA's seniors can reach a Final Four before their careers as Wildcats are over.

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