Listen to this post-tourney press conference. Say what you want about Sean Miller, he's a classy guy.
PAC-12 basketball is UCLA and Arizona, with some exceptions around the edges. Expect the same dog fight to the bitter end next year. They have the #9 2014 recruiting class and we're #11. They bring in point guard Parker Jackson-Cartwright (who I think is 5'9") and the man-child Stanley Johnson from Mater Dei.
The big questions in the rivalry next year are: who stays for Arizona and how do we play without Kyle. That said, we are a totally different team over the next two years with our new bevy of bangers coming in: Looney, Welsh, Bolden and Golomon plus likely junior starting center Tony Parker-who I hope finally learns to box out.
For Arizona, junior Ashley said he's coming back. Nick Johnson will be a senior and Aaron Gordon will be a sophomore. If they all come back, it seems like a pretty unstoppable train.
Anyway, kudos to Sean Miller (unlike Lute Olson) for his respect for this great rivalry.