PHOENIX — Just as the Final Four committee held a formal tip-off event Wednesday, a few more basketball planets appeared to be lining up for the Arizona Wildcats.

Five days before Gov. Doug Ducey and various other officials formally introduced 2017 Final Four events at Phoenix Convention Center, the home-state Wildcats finally received the services of their top returning scorer, Allonzo Trier.

Just four days before Wednesday’s news conference, the Wildcats marched into Pauley Pavilion for their biggest win of the season, a nine-point victory over a potential No. 1 seed in UCLA. The night before, three more potential No. 1 seeds — Villanova, Kansas and Kentucky — all lost.

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