New York • Arizona was on the wrong end of a big score and finally did enough things right to advance to the championship game of the NIT Season Tip-Off.
The fourth-ranked Wildcats were down 27-8 to Drexel with 7 minutes left in the first half Wednesday. They closed the deficit to nine at halftime and then went on to much tougher than expected 66-62 victory.
"I think the story line for this game may be that Arizona was overlooking Drexel but that's the furthest thing from the truth," Arizona coach Sean Miller said. "We watched every tape and invested a lot of time and it became apparent to me we were in for a handful."