SMU guard Shake Milton (1) drives to the basket while guarded by Arizona forward Deandre Ayton (13) during an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in Paradise Island, Bahamas. (Tim Aylen/Bahamas Visual Services Photo via AP)
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) SMU attacked the glass and kept scoring off turnovers to offset a bad shooting performance. It was enough to hand No. 2 Arizona a second stunning loss to an unranked opponent in two nights.
Ben Emelogu scored 20 points and the Mustangs upset the Wildcats 66-60 in Thursday's consolation round at the Battle 4 Atlantis, a jarring start for an Arizona team that began the season as a Final Four favorite with a preseason Associated Press All-American in Allonzo Trier.
Arizona (3-2) lost to North Carolina State 90-84 in Wednesday's first round. It's the first time the Wildcats have dropped back-to-back games against nonconference opponents since losing to Mississippi State and San Diego State in November 2011.