There's still a pulse. University of Arizona basketball beat the buzzer Thursday night to keep its postseason chances on life support. Devonaire Doutrive hit the put back on a Justin Coleman fade away miss as time expired to push the Wildcats past Oregon State, 74-72.
U of A has now won three straight following its brutal seven-game losing streak. The 'Cats are now 17-12 overall and 8-8 in Pac-12 play. Sean Miller and crew meet Oregon Saturday night with a chance at a season split with the Ducks. Oregon handled Arizona State Thursday night 79-51 and is a half game behind Arizona in the Pac-12 standings.
Only two games remain for Arizona at Oregon and at Arizona State. The Wildcats have lost to both of those teams already and being on the road doesn't help. Winning out would put U of A at 19 regular season wins with the Pac-12 Tournament left to play.
A pair of scenarios remain for Miller and his squad to put on their dancing shoes. Win out the regular season and make a deep run in Vegas or win the Pac-12 Tournament. We're talking 'Dumb and Dumber' Mary Swanson and Lloyd Christmas getting together odds here, but we are saying there's a chance.