The Wildcats rank among the top 10 teams in the country in points allowed.
Tucson, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) -
In their first game as the No. 1 team in the nation, the Arizona Wildcats will play host to the New Mexico State Aggies at the McKale Center.
Although they rose to No. 3 last season, the Wildcats have not managed to attain the top spot in the national rankings since the 2002-03 campaign. Arizona certainly deserves the honor this season as they have sprinted out to a 9-0 start with impressive wins over No. 8 Duke and No. 25 San Diego State along the way. Arizona hits the road this Saturday for another major test against Michigan.
They may not have the accolades that the Wildcats have garnered, but the Aggies jumped out to a fast start to the year as well. However, after seven wins in eight games, that success has been tarnished a bit with the Aggies losing in three straight contests, including an 80-68 setback at nationally- ranked Gonzaga. This game is the second in a four-game road trip for New Mexico State, which continues against Drake on Saturday.