'Cat hoops: Recruiting coup for Miller; Ladies picked to finish 9th in conference

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- Another recruiting home run for Arizona basketball coach Sean Miller.  Kaleb Tarczewski, a 7-footer from New Hampshire is coming to the U of A next season.

ESPN rates him the 6th best player in the country, the best center available.

Tarczewski picking Arizona over Kansas in a close race to the finish.

Kaleb joins a 2012 class rated number one in the country with three of the top 10 players in the country coming to McKale next season.

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- Two days until the Arizona women open the exhibition season, Niya Butts team picked to finish ninth in the Pac-12, one season after winning 21 games and barely missing the big dance.

The Wildcats are saying it looks like a lack of respect.

"I didn't really take it too well, personally," said U of A guard Candice Warthen.  "We had a really good season last year.  And for us to do so good, and they place us ninth is just motivation for the team."