NCAA Sweet 16 Tournament

Last week I had the opportunity to shoot the NCAA tournament Sweet 16 matchup between No. 2 seed Arizona Wildcats and No. 11 seed Xavier Musketeers on assignment for my school newspaper, The Daily Wildcat. Arizona men's basketball lost to the Musketeers 71-73, cutting our San Jose journey short. While it was not the win we had hoped for, it was still an amazing experience working alongside professional photographers from media outlets like Getty, Associated Press and more.

Shout out to these student journalists for all their hard work in covering Arizona men's basketball this season–y'all have produced some killer content.

From left to right: DW Sports Editor Christopher Deak, UATV Sports Director Danielle Fork, DW Sports Editor Saul Bookman, Me, DW Sports Reporter Justin Spears.

From left to right: DW Sports Editor Christopher Deak, UATV Sports Director Danielle Fork, DW Sports Editor Saul Bookman, Me, DW Sports Reporter Justin Spears.

Below are a few of my photos from the Sweet 16 game. Click here to view the full Daily Wildcat gallery.

Arizona senior guard Kadeem Allen (5) drives past Xavier guard J.P. Macura (55) during the second half of the Arizona vs Xavier Sweet 16 matchup on Thursday, March 23. Wildcats lost to Xavier Musketeers 73-71.

Arizona senior guard Kadeem Allen (5) drives past Xavier guard J.P. Macura (55) during the second half of the Arizona vs Xavier Sweet 16 matchup on Thursday, March 23. Wildcats lost to Xavier Musketeers 73-71.

Sophomore guard Allonzo Trier (35) looks toward referee after he called a foul during the Arizona vs Xavier Sweet 16 matchup on Thursday, March 23.

Sophomore guard Allonzo Trier (35) looks toward referee after he called a foul during the Arizona vs Xavier Sweet 16 matchup on Thursday, March 23.

Arizona head coach Sean Miller reacts to a call during their Sweet 16 matchup against Xavier on Thursday, March 23.

Arizona head coach Sean Miller reacts to a call during their Sweet 16 matchup against Xavier on Thursday, March 23.

Sophomore guard Allonzo Trier, left, cries to teammate Lauri Markkanen, right, after Wildcats' 73-71 loss to Xavier Musketeers in the Sweet 16 matchup on Thursday, March 23

Sophomore guard Allonzo Trier, left, cries to teammate Lauri Markkanen, right, after Wildcats' 73-71 loss to Xavier Musketeers in the Sweet 16 matchup on Thursday, March 23

Freshman guard Rawle Alkins sits in the locker room with his head in his hands after Wildcats' 73-71 loss to Xavier Musketeers in the Sweet 16 matchup on Thursday, March 23.

Freshman guard Rawle Alkins sits in the locker room with his head in his hands after Wildcats' 73-71 loss to Xavier Musketeers in the Sweet 16 matchup on Thursday, March 23.

Sophomore guard Allonzo Trier talks to press in the locker room after after Wildcats' 73-71 loss to Xavier Musketeers in the Sweet 16 matchup on Thursday, March 23.

Sophomore guard Allonzo Trier talks to press in the locker room after after Wildcats' 73-71 loss to Xavier Musketeers in the Sweet 16 matchup on Thursday, March 23.

Arizona head coach Sean Miller talks to senior guard Kadeem Allen during the Arizona vs Xavier Sweet 16 matchup on Thursday, March 23. This was Allen’s last game for the Wildcats.

Arizona head coach Sean Miller talks to senior guard Kadeem Allen during the Arizona vs Xavier Sweet 16 matchup on Thursday, March 23. This was Allen’s last game for the Wildcats.

Sophomore guard Allonzo Trier (35) drives to the basket during the second half of the Arizona vs Xavier Sweet 16 matchup on Thursday, March 23. Wildcats lost to Xavier Musketeers 73-71.

Sophomore guard Allonzo Trier (35) drives to the basket during the second half of the Arizona vs Xavier Sweet 16 matchup on Thursday, March 23. Wildcats lost to Xavier Musketeers 73-71.