After the game, it also had plenty of reasons to celebrate.
The Wildcats defeated the Cardinal 79-66 at McKale to win the Pac-12 title.
T.J. McConnell scored on a jumper to start the game and Kaleb Tarczewski made two free-throws. Chasson Randle made a three, but Tarczewski, McConnell, and Aaron Gordon scored consecutive hoops to force a Stanford timeout with the Wildcats up 10-3 with 16:02 left in the first half.
Dwight Powell went one of two from the line and Gordon responded with another dunk. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson then made a free-throw before Josh Huestic scored. Nick Johnson hit one of two, but Anthony Brown made a three and Powell followed with a basket. However, Elliott Pitts made a three from the corner and McConnell's jumper gave Arizona a 19-11 lead with 11:39 left in the half.
Randle made a shot and Gordon and Johnson responded with one of their own. Brown then made two free-throws and Randle made another bucket, but a three by Johnson extended Arizona's lead to 26-17 with 7:57 remaining in the first period.
Gordon made a shot that was answered by two free-throws by Huestis. Gordon made two from the line and Hollis-Jefferson made one, as a shot by Huestis cut the Arizona lead to 31-21. Hollis-Jefferson made two free-throws and then scored after a blocking a shot at the other end, as a bucket by Gordon forced a timeout with Stanford down 37-21 with 2:42 left.
Huestis made two free-throws and McConnell made a jumper. Korcheck made two free-throws, but Brown's five consecutive points cut the Wildcats' lead to 41-28 at the half.
Gordon and Stefan Nastic exchanged shots to start the half and then Powell and Tarczewski did the same. Arizona then got a three-point play from Tarczewski and after a free-throw by Huestis, Tarkzewski made one of two free-throws to keep the Arizona lead at 49-34 with just under 16 minutes left.
Randle made two free-throws and Hollis-Jefferson then scored before Huestis did the same. Johnson proceeded to make a three and York picked up a three-point play. Huestis scored, but York hit a three and as a three-point play by Powell cut Arizona's lead to 60-43 with 11:56 left in regulation.
York then proceeded to make back-to-back three pointers and a layup by Gordon forced a timeout with the lead extended to 68-43.
Huestis tried to get something going with a three, as Gordon hit a free-throw. Randle then scored as did Huestis, but a bucket by Gordon put Arizona's lead at 71-50 with 6:45 left in regulation. Huestis made one more free-throw and McConnell and Powell both scored. Randle then came up with a three-point play with cut the Arizona lead to 73-56 with 3:47 left in regulation.