Basketball

Classic hopes to raise awareness

November 22, 2016

By NICHOLAS TRUJILLO The second annual Tohono O’odham Community College Native American Classic basketball tournament, held at Pima Community College, offered a deeper message than competition. The tournament represents a blend of culture, athletics and community collaborations. In addition to basketball, the three-day event featured cultural dancers, singers and food vendors. Matt Vargas, head coach […]

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MEN’S BASKETBALL: PCC opens season with blowout wins

November 10, 2016

By CASEY MUSE JR The Pima Community College men’s basketball team opened the season with two decisive non-conference victories, a 127-68 win over Vegas Impact and a 138-63 win over Three Kings Prep Academy from Windsor Ontario, Canada. Pima was scheduled to play Arizona Christian Academy Nov. 9. The game took place after the Aztec […]

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ATHLETIC VOICE: Court storming must end

March 24, 2016

By JASON WEIR The home team plays its division rival, a team that won the conference tourney for the last six years. This time the home team is ahead when the final horn sounds, and jubilant fans storm the court. Sports fans have seen the moment many times and debated it for years. Those against […]

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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Aztecs honor sophomores in win

February 23, 2016

By JASON WEIR The Pima Community College women’s basketball team (22-7, 16-5 in ACCAC) finished the regular season schedule and is ready for the Division II Playoffs. The Aztecs went 1-2 since their Feb. 10 match up, losing the first two games. The Aztecs rebounded from those losses with an impressive win against South Mountain […]

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Pima enjoys three-game win streak

February 23, 2016

By STEVEN FOWLER The Pima Community College men’s basketball team (17-12, 12-9 in ACCAC) has found itself on a three-game win streak and has hit the ground running as the 2015-16 regular season play winds down. Pima was victorious in a back-and-fourth game Feb. 20 against South Mountain Community College. The Aztecs won 111-108 in […]

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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Aztecs avoid back-to-back losses

February 11, 2016

By JASON WEIR The Pima Community College women’s basketball team got right back to their winning ways after having an 11-game win streak snapped on Jan. 23 at Phoenix College. The Aztecs went 3-1 in the two-week span, winning back-to-back games before a loss to Eastern Arizona. A Feb. 10 game at Mesa Community College […]

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Men’s team falls against Phoenix

November 24, 2015

by STEVEN FOWLER The Pima Community College men’s basketball team (4-1, 1-1 in ACCAC) fell short on Saturday at the West Campus. The Aztecs suffered their first loss of the season against No. 2 ranked Phoenix College 88-85 on Nov. 21. Down 43-36 at halftime, the Aztecs rallied to take a 65-64 lead with six […]

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Athletic Voice: Kerr is a role model

October 29, 2015

by KIT B. FASSLER It’s basketball season. So it’s time to remember Wildcat Steve Kerr, a legendary name and one of Arizona’s fan favorites. Kerr became such a popular athlete due to his leadership and long range shooting. Kerr received a scholarship to attend the University of Arizona and started his freshman year in the […]

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Sports Analysis: Basketball players need more time in college

April 23, 2015

By WILL WILLCOXSON In a dream world, our favorite college basketball stars would keep their talents at our schools as long as possible. But in today’s world of college sports, the majority of the great players break for the opportunity to shine in the NBA. The current rule set by the National College Players Association […]

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MEN’S BASKETBALL: Aztecs defeat No. 1 Phoenix College

November 25, 2014

By CALEB FOSTER The Pima Community College men’s basketball team pulled an upset win against No. 1 Phoenix College on Nov. 22 to put them at 1-1 in conference play. The 89-76 victory brought the team’s overall record to 5-1. The Aztecs won the first half 43-30 and were able to keep a lead throughout […]

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MEN’S BASKETBALL: Peabody changes team culture

March 13, 2014

By JAIME HERNANDEZ When Brian Peabody took the head coaching job for the men’s basketball team at Pima Community College, he knew he needed to change the team’s culture. The Aztecs had gone 77-196 since 2004, with four head coaching changes and one playoff appearance. That all changed during Peabody’s first year. He led the […]

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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Team prepares for March 4 playoff push

February 27, 2014

By BETO HOYOS Pima Community College’s women’s basketball team is looking ahead to the playoffs following a loss in the regular-season finale. The No. 2 seeded Aztecs will host No. 3 Chandler-Gilbert Community College on March 4 for the first round of the Division II regional tournament. The playoffs will run from March 4-6. Pima […]

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MEN’S BASKETBALL: Aztecs lose in first round of playoffs

February 27, 2014

By JAIME HERNANDEZ Pima Community College’s men’s basketball team lost an overtime thriller in the opening round of the playoffs, ending their season. The team fell to No. 1 seed Phoenix College 108-104 in the first round of the Region I, Division II tournament on Feb. 26. The Aztecs finished their season with a 13-18 record, […]

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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Aztecs win two straight

February 13, 2014

By BETO HOYOS Pima Community College defeated Mesa Community College 61-58 in an overtime thriller on Feb. 8. “We just made one more shot than the other team,” head coach Todd Holthaus said. Mesa tied the game toward the end of regulation and extended the game to overtime. “Mesa and Pima games are epic and […]

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MEN’S BASKETBALL: Playoff chances in jeopardy

February 13, 2014

By JAIME HERNANDEZ Pima Community College fell to Mesa College 85-70 on Feb. 8. Mesa was able to sweep the season series with Pima and in doing so they put a real dent in Pima’s playoff chances. The Aztecs are currently tied for third place with the top four teams making the playoffs. Mesa controlled […]

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