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Arizona's 25-year streak on the line

Originally Published: March 10, 2010
By Ted Miller | ESPN.com

TUCSON, Ariz. -- In 1985, Arizona's basketball team, which had gone 4-24 two seasons before, played in the NCAA basketball tournament. The 10th-seeded Wildcats and coach Robert Olson lost in the first round to Alabama.

It was hardly a moment of sporting gravity. It's unlikely anyone had an inkling then of what lay ahead.

The Wildcats and Olson, sometimes known as "Lute," would go on to find a bit of success. There was Olson's first Pac-10 title in 1986, the first ...

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