USC defeated Arizona, 57-48, at the Galen Center.
If you want to doubt the NET rankings, Arizona entered the contest ranked No. 7 nationally. The team I saw Thursday night looked nowhere near a top 20 team. The Wildcats shot 28 percent and were 3-26 on 3-pointers.
Jonah Mathews didn’t look like he had the flu. He played 33 minutes and scored 14 points.
Was that victory enough to guarantee the NCAA Tournament bid?