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November 8, 2001 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jason Gardner walked past Will Bynum, Salim Stoudamire, Dennis Latimore, Channing Frye and Isaiah Fox posing for a picture before Arizona basketball practice and couldn't resist. "Freshmen," he called out, teasing them. They can only be glad they can call him junior. Gardner declared for the NBA draft last spring, but withdrew June 12 to return to Arizona--the only starter back from last season's Final Four team.
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March 9, 2003 | From Associated Press
As he has so many times in his four seasons as Arizona's point guard, Jason Gardner left McKale Center a winner. Gardner, in the final home game of his outstanding career, scored 21 of his 27 points in the second half Saturday, and the top-ranked Wildcats pulled away to beat Oregon, 88-80, at Tucson. "He was on fire," teammate Rick Anderson said. "His heart, his attitude and his desire to win are just so good. That's what's going to take us far."
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November 18, 2001 | From Associated Press
Jason Gardner scored 28 points, including 14 in the final 11 minutes, to lead Arizona over No. 23 Texas, 88-74, Saturday night at Austin, Texas. It was Arizona's third victory over a ranked team in three games. Texas (0-1) got 15 points each from Brandon Mouton, Royal Ivey and Sydmill Harris. Arizona trailed, 51-39, early in the second half. Salim Stoudamire finished with 19 points for the Wildcats, who made 26 of 31 free throws. * No.
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December 16, 2002 | Robyn Norwood, Times Staff Writer
Luke Walton was in street clothes, nursing an injured ankle. Jason Gardner struggled with his shooting for the second game in a row. Somehow, Arizona is still No. 1 after a 73-70 victory over No. 8 Texas on Sunday in front of 14,577 at McKale Center. No Arizona defender could stay in front of slippery Texas point guard T.J. Ford for long, as he darted through the lane almost at will.
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November 7, 1999 | JIM O'CONNELL, ASSOCIATED PRESS
There isn't much that can make a college basketball coach happier than a senior point guard. Not far down the list, however, is a freshman point guard good enough to handle the ball for four years. This season, Arizona and Duke each have a talented freshman who might end up leading his school until 2003: Jason Gardner with the Wildcats and Jason Williams with the Blue Devils. Despite all their skills, both have big adjustments to make on two of the country's most high-profile teams.
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February 15, 2002 | Diane Pucin
This was Dan Gadzuric's game. UCLA ran a motion offense, four perimeter players and Gadzuric down low with room to roam because Arizona defenders had to fight through all the movement to get to Gadzuric. The offense was designed for Gadzuric. Freedom is a wonderful thing and with Gadzuric on the move, running to the ball, slamming on the fly, rebounding and frolicking in the lane as if he was a kid who'd just been told school was canceled because of snow, he took advantage. Gadzuric had 22 points and 16 rebounds and was the big difference in UCLA's 77-76 victory against Arizona.
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March 9, 2003 | From Associated Press
As he has so many times in his four seasons as Arizona's point guard, Jason Gardner left McKale Center a winner. Gardner, in the final home game of his outstanding career, scored 21 of his 27 points in the second half Saturday, and the top-ranked Wildcats pulled away to beat Oregon, 88-80, at Tucson. "He was on fire," teammate Rick Anderson said. "His heart, his attitude and his desire to win are just so good. That's what's going to take us far."
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March 8, 2002 | BILL DWYRE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The chip-off-the-old-block was a few inches shorter than the original version, and the uniform he wore wasn't the powder blue of UCLA's Bruins. But everything else was like a flashback Thursday night at Staples Center, when Luke Walton scored 25 points and led Arizona to an impressive 73-56 victory over Arizona State in the first round of the Pacific 10 basketball tournament.
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February 17, 2002 | Diane Pucin
This great college basketball game was about USC's passion and Arizona's precision. It was about Sam Clancy sacrificing every ounce of energy and some pieces of flesh to grab a basketball when three Wildcats were trying to keep it from him. It was about Jason Gardner, the stealth shooter, making perfect cuts and running to the perfect spot to make three-pointer after three-pointer. It was about USC's frantically active full-court pressure and Arizona's calm recovery from the turnovers the pressure caused.
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June 13, 2001 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Jason Gardner became Arizona's only returning starter Tuesday, when he withdrew his name from the NBA draft. The 5-foot-10 junior was one of four underclassmen from the team that reached the 2001 NCAA championship game to declare for the draft in April. The others--Richard Jefferson, Michael Wright and Gilbert Arenas--all stood out at the NBA pre-draft camp last week in Chicago.
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April 16, 2002 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Point guard Jason Gardner, the only starter who came back from Arizona's 2001 national runner-up basketball team, said Monday he would return for his senior season. "After doing a lot of research and talking with people that I trust, I think it's best for me to return for my senior season," Gardner said. "Playing in the NBA is still a dream of mine, but I really enjoy being in college and playing with my teammates." Gardner averaged 20.4 points, 2.9 rebounds and 4.
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March 10, 2002 | Bill Plaschke
It wasn't the fatigue. It wasn't the pressure. At the risk of being ridiculed by those ridiculous looking red-shirted fans from Tucson--Bill Walton, you know who you are--it wasn't even Arizona. What defeated USC in the Pacific 10 tournament championship game Saturday was more cumbersome, consuming and avoidable. Appearing in the second half, it clung to the Trojans the way Jason Gardner couldn't. It weighed them down the way Luke Walton wouldn't. It intimidated them the way no opponent can. The Trojans lost to Arizona, 81-71, not because of a basketball, but because of a chip.
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March 8, 2002 | BILL DWYRE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The chip-off-the-old-block was a few inches shorter than the original version, and the uniform he wore wasn't the powder blue of UCLA's Bruins. But everything else was like a flashback Thursday night at Staples Center, when Luke Walton scored 25 points and led Arizona to an impressive 73-56 victory over Arizona State in the first round of the Pacific 10 basketball tournament.
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February 17, 2002 | Diane Pucin
This great college basketball game was about USC's passion and Arizona's precision. It was about Sam Clancy sacrificing every ounce of energy and some pieces of flesh to grab a basketball when three Wildcats were trying to keep it from him. It was about Jason Gardner, the stealth shooter, making perfect cuts and running to the perfect spot to make three-pointer after three-pointer. It was about USC's frantically active full-court pressure and Arizona's calm recovery from the turnovers the pressure caused.
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February 15, 2002 | Diane Pucin
This was Dan Gadzuric's game. UCLA ran a motion offense, four perimeter players and Gadzuric down low with room to roam because Arizona defenders had to fight through all the movement to get to Gadzuric. The offense was designed for Gadzuric. Freedom is a wonderful thing and with Gadzuric on the move, running to the ball, slamming on the fly, rebounding and frolicking in the lane as if he was a kid who'd just been told school was canceled because of snow, he took advantage. Gadzuric had 22 points and 16 rebounds and was the big difference in UCLA's 77-76 victory against Arizona.
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November 18, 2001 | From Associated Press
Jason Gardner scored 28 points, including 14 in the final 11 minutes, to lead Arizona over No. 23 Texas, 88-74, Saturday night at Austin, Texas. It was Arizona's third victory over a ranked team in three games. Texas (0-1) got 15 points each from Brandon Mouton, Royal Ivey and Sydmill Harris. Arizona trailed, 51-39, early in the second half. Salim Stoudamire finished with 19 points for the Wildcats, who made 26 of 31 free throws. * No.
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April 16, 2002 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Point guard Jason Gardner, the only starter who came back from Arizona's 2001 national runner-up basketball team, said Monday he would return for his senior season. "After doing a lot of research and talking with people that I trust, I think it's best for me to return for my senior season," Gardner said. "Playing in the NBA is still a dream of mine, but I really enjoy being in college and playing with my teammates." Gardner averaged 20.4 points, 2.9 rebounds and 4.
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March 10, 2002 | Bill Plaschke
It wasn't the fatigue. It wasn't the pressure. At the risk of being ridiculed by those ridiculous looking red-shirted fans from Tucson--Bill Walton, you know who you are--it wasn't even Arizona. What defeated USC in the Pacific 10 tournament championship game Saturday was more cumbersome, consuming and avoidable. Appearing in the second half, it clung to the Trojans the way Jason Gardner couldn't. It weighed them down the way Luke Walton wouldn't. It intimidated them the way no opponent can. The Trojans lost to Arizona, 81-71, not because of a basketball, but because of a chip.
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November 8, 2001 | ROBYN NORWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jason Gardner walked past Will Bynum, Salim Stoudamire, Dennis Latimore, Channing Frye and Isaiah Fox posing for a picture before Arizona basketball practice and couldn't resist. "Freshmen," he called out, teasing them. They can only be glad they can call him junior. Gardner declared for the NBA draft last spring, but withdrew June 12 to return to Arizona--the only starter back from last season's Final Four team.
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June 13, 2001 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Jason Gardner became Arizona's only returning starter Tuesday, when he withdrew his name from the NBA draft. The 5-foot-10 junior was one of four underclassmen from the team that reached the 2001 NCAA championship game to declare for the draft in April. The others--Richard Jefferson, Michael Wright and Gilbert Arenas--all stood out at the NBA pre-draft camp last week in Chicago.
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