The TucsonCitizen.com Arizona Elite Eight Event is in the semifinal round. Check Javier’s latest TucsonCitizen.com blog for information on the matchup between the 1993-94 Wildcats and the 1987-88 edition. You decide the outcome of the classic matchup with the scenarios below, only available at this Web site. Thank you for participating in this unique creation of the ultimate Wildcat basketball fantasy! Here are the scenarios (again, please make sure to read Javier’s blog at TucsonCitizen.com — to understand how the potential outcome has reached these scenarios):
Scenario 1: Sean Elliott, 6-foot-8, sizes up Reggie Geary’s defense and decides to elevate for the three-pointer using his height advantage of six inches against Geary. He drills the three-pointer at the buzzer, reminiscent of his late three-point shot above the key against Duke’s Danny Ferry at the Meadowlands on Feb. 26, 1989. The 1987-88 team prevails 85-84 to advance to the Elite Eight Event championship game.
Scenario 2: Elliott continues to dribble toward the baseline and pulls up for a jump shot, avoiding the help defense by Ray Owes, to tie the game at 84 and send the game into overtime. The 1987-88 team takes control of the extra period, behind the leadership of Kerr and Elliott, and emerges victorious to advance to the Elite Eight Event championship game.
Scenario 3: Elliott takes a step back against the shorter Geary and launches a three pointer that rattles around the rim and falls out. Blair corrals the rebound and the 1993-94 team survives to advance to the Elite Eight Event title game.
Scenario 4: Elliott makes a quick move toward the lane, drawing Owes away from Tom Tolbert temporarily. Elliott quickly slips the ball to Tolbert, who attempted the jumper from the free-throw line that bounced off the front end of the rim, off the backboard and into the hoop. The game goes into overtime and the 1993-94 team quickly gained advantage behind a couple of three-pointers by Reeves. Stoudamire’s free-throw shooting in the end kept the 1993-94 team ahead and it prevails to move on to the Elite Eight Event championship.
Other Semifinal Arizona Elite Eight Event:
>> Poll: 1996-1997 versus 2000-2001. Story: TucsonCitizen.com game story
First Round Arizona Elite Eight Event Matchups:
>> Poll: 1987-1988 versus 2010-2011. Story: TucsonCitizen.com analysis
>> Poll: 1993-1994 versus 2004-2005. Story: TucsonCitizen.com analysis
>> Poll: 1996-1997 versus 2002-2003. Story: TucsonCitizen.com analysis
>> Poll: 1975-1976 versus 2000-2001. Story: TucsonCitizen.com analysis