It was a second-to-last diversion of a unchanging deteriorate when a Wildcats customarily rubbed an on-the-rise California team, only one deteriorate divided from a attainment of Jason Kidd.
That night, Arizona won 100-77, and it was never unequivocally close.
Sean Rooks led a Wildcats with 16 points in his second-to-last diversion during McKale Center. His Senior Night came a integrate nights later, in a win opposite Stanford.
Cal core Kameron Rooks entered Saturday’s diversion to some McKale Center cheers. He had come full circle, 25 years later.
Arizona fans never hearten a opposition, though this was different.
Sean Rooks died over a summer, during 46, of heart disease. He binds a special place in a hearts of Arizona fans. He was Arizona’s strange low-post star, maybe a best low-post scorer in propagandize history. He was a partial of dual Sweet 16 teams, and had a long, cultivatable career in a NBA.
All season, Arizona has respected brazen Ray Smith, forced to retire due to injury, by giving him a “This is Arizona” container on a UA’s pregame introduction video.
Saturday, Arizona respected Sean Rooks by giving him a video-ending utterance.
Kameron Rooks finished with 10 points and 6 rebounds.