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Arizona 86, Santa Barbara 81

ALBUQUERQUE, March 15 (UPI) -- The third-seeded Arizona Wildcats barely avoided a quick exit in the NCAA Tournament Thursday night, withstanding a three-point assault to get past gritty No. 1

Pac-10 Conference Tournament Roundup

LOS ANGELES, March 9 (UPI) -- Jason Gardner scored 25 points and Luke Walton added 20 points, six assists and six steals as 14th-ranked Arizona defeated No. 25 California for the third time

UCLA 77; Arizona 76

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Jason Kapono nailed a pair of key three-pointers in the final 70 seconds Thursday night as No. 23 UCLA rallied for a key 77-76 Pac-10 Conference victory over 10

Arizona 88, Stanford 82 (OT)

PALO ALTO, Calif., Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Freshman Channing Frye scored 22 points and Luke Walton added 20 Saturday night as the Arizona Wildcats rallied from a 14-point, first-half deficit for an 88-82

Connecticut 100, Arizona 98 (OT)

TUCSON, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Ben Gordon came off the bench to score 23 points and Emeka Okafor scored 19 and grabbed 15 rebounds Saturday to lead Connecticut to a 100-98 overtime victory ov

Arizona 96, UCLA 86

TUCSON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Jason Gardner and freshman Channing Frye each scored 19 points Saturday to rally the 18th-ranked Arizona Wildcats from a 20-point deficit to a stunning, 96-86 P

Arizona 93, Oregon St. 87

TUCSON, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Jason Gardner scored a career-high 34 points Sunday night as 14th-ranked Arizona avoided its worst Pac-10 Conference start in 18 years by rallying for a 93-87 v

Arizona 74, Valparaiso 70

TUCSON, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Jason Gardner scored 19 points and completed a clutch four-point play with 88 seconds left Sunday as 16th-ranked Arizona posted a 74-70 victory over Valparaiso

Arizona 94, Pepperdine 71

TUCSON, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Salim Stoudamire scored a career-high 25 points Friday night to lead four players in double figures as 16th-ranked Arizona blew out Pepperdine, 94-71, in the se

Arizona 76, Oregon St. 73

CORVALLIS, Ore., Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Rick Anderson's basket with 1:27 remaining snapped a tie Thursday night and lifted No. 10 Arizona to a 76-73 victory over Oregon State in the Pac-10 Conference

Hanour leaves Arizona basketball team

TUCSON, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- With less than a month to go until the Arizona Wildcat basketball team opens its season in New York against Maryland, sophomore guard Travis Hanour has left the program due to personal reasons, head coach Lute Olson announced Thursday.
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Saint Louis University's Chris Sloan (R) slips past Arizona's Channing Frye for a layup in the first half at the Savvis Center in St. Louis on December 6, 2003. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
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Channing Thomas Frye (born May 17, 1983, in White Plains, New York) is an American professional basketball player and currently plays for the Phoenix Suns. His positions are center and power forward. He attended the University of Arizona. Standing at 6 ft 11 in and 245 lb, Frye was selected 8th overall by the New York Knicks in the 2005 NBA Draft, and was the first college senior to be selected in that draft. Channing Frye was named the Rookie of the Month for November 2005 along with the New Orleans Hornets' Chris Paul.

Frye scored his career high of 30 points (14–18 FG, 2–2 FT), along with 7 rebounds, 2 blocks and 1 assist in his first matchup with the number-one pick from the 2005 NBA Draft, Andrew Bogut. He matched his career high on January 6, against the Washington Wizards, shooting 11–13 from the floor and 7–8 from the free throw line. He is considered to be one of the best rookies from the 2005 NBA Draft and was consistently ranked high in the NBA Rookie Rankings. On March 21, 2006, Channing sprained his left knee ligament in a game against the Toronto Raptors when Raptors guard Andre Barrett lost his balance and smashed his shoulder into Frye's knee. Channing missed the rest of the 2005–2006 NBA season.

David Lee, a power forward, led the team in rebounding and field goal percentage, and was statistically superior to Frye in almost every category, but Isiah Thomas, until February 3, 2007, kept Frye in the starting lineup. Thomas' rationale was that Frye is a superior perimeter shooter, and his perimeter shooting would make it harder for teams to double team Knicks leading scorer Eddy Curry. On February 3, in a game against the Orlando Magic, Thomas took Frye out of the starting lineup and replaced him with little-used center, Jerome James. James had only appeared in 19 of the Knicks' 48 games, and averaged 2.7 points and 1.9 rebounds in those games. Thomas explained the change, saying, "I think Jerome is one of the best defensive big men in the game in terms of the center position."

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Channing Frye."
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