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Updated Mar 17, 2013 - 8:44 pm

Wildcats make NCAA tournament as No. 6 seed in West Region

Arizona's Solomon Hill dunks the ball against UCLA in the second half during a semifinal Pac-12 tournament NCAA college basketball game, Friday, March 15, 2013, in Las Vegas. UCLA won 66-64. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

After an impressive 25-7 regular season -- including a 14-0 start -- the UA Wildcats were selected as the No. 6 seed in the West region of the NCAA tournament Sunday.

The Wildcats will face No. 11-seeded Belmont (26-6) in Salt Lake City Thursday. If UA wins against the Bruins they will play the winner of New Mexico/Harvard in the Round of 32.

Thursday's game will be played at 4:20 p.m. MST and shown on TNT.

UA returns to the Big Dance after a one-year hiatus in 2012. The last time the Wildcats made the tournament, Sean Miller's squad advanced to the Elite Eight before falling in the West Regional final to eventual-champion Connecticut.

It marks the second time in Miller's four-year tenure that UA has earned a berth in the NCAA tournament. Dating back to his time at Xavier, Miller has made five previous trips to the Big Dance.

The Wildcats were one of five teams (California, Colorado, Oregon and UCLA) from the Pac-12 to make the tournament. It's also their 29th appearance in program history

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