The University of Arizona basketball team opens up Pac-12 Conference play on Thursday night against the defending conference champion, Colorado Buffaloes, and excitement in the Old Pueblo is at a fever pitch.
The Arizona Wildcats are 12-0 for the first time in 25 years since Lute Olson led Sean Elliott and Steve Kerr to a 35-3 record. The remarkable 1987-88 team lost only one game in conference, an 82-74 match at Stanford. They went on to win the regular season season, the postseason tournament and advanced to the Final Four.
Is this years' squad as good as that team or are there flaws waiting to spring up in conference play as they did for the 2008-09 team that was 12-4 and stumbled to a 9-9 conference record?
Read further to find out five bold predictions for this year's Arizona Wildcats team.