Men’s Basketball Scores No. 1 Seed in West Region

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Arizona Athletics March 17, 2014

It is the sixth time in NCAA history that the Wildcats have taken the No. 1 seed.

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The University of Arizona men's basketball team earned the 31st NCAA Tournament berth in program history on Sunday, garnering the No. 1 seed in the West Region.

The Wildcats will face Weber State University on Friday in second-round action at Viejas Arena in San Diego.

After claiming its 13th regular-season Pac-12 title and reaching the final round of the Pac-12 Tournament, Arizona will be a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament for the sixth time in NCAA history.

The Wildcats have a 13-5 record as a top seed in the NCAA Tournament. The Wildcats are 48-29 for all time in the NCAA Tournament, with 15 Sweet 16 appearances, nine Elite Eight runs, four Final Four appearances and one National Championship, won in 1997.

The team is making a third NCAA Tournament appearance in five seasons under head coach Sean Miller, who has led Arizona to a pair of Sweet 16s and an Elite Eight showing.

In related news, the College of Nursing has just encountered its first case of March Madness this year. Find out how to treat it here.

Check out the UA Athletics video that chronicles the University's NCAA legacy, with appearances by some of Arizona's preeminent players and coaches.

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