39 days and counting toward Arizona Wildcats’ season

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No. 39 facts about Arizona’s hoops program as we are now 39 days from tip-off:

Mike Bibby produced 39 points, 16 rebounds and eight assists in 1997 Final Four wins over North Carolina and Kentucky.

Gilbert Arenas is the No. 39 scorer in Arizona history with 1,105 points in only two seasons. He has the third-most points in the least amount of games behind Coniel Norman (1,194 in only 50 games) and Derrick Williams (1,227 in 69 games).

— Arizona made its most three-pointers in the program’s history — 296 in 2010-11 — while shooting a respectable 39.6 percent from that range.

Note: No Arizona players have worn jersey numbers 36-39.

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WILDABOUTAZCATS.net publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He also writes blogs for Lindy’s College Sports and TucsonCitizen.com.

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