Arizona and San Diego State play in the Sweet 16 tomorrow night. Don’t tell that to the University of Arizona online bookstore.
Earlier today, the school’s bookstore was promoting “2014 Elite Eight Arizona Wildcat” t-shirts, which were being listed at $26.99 before they were taken off the site.
— Inside NCAA Tourney (@goncaatourney) March 26, 2014
Along with the shirts was the following description:
“The Wildcats had an amazing season and made it all the way into the Elite Eight. It may be the end of basketball season, but don’t let it end your devotion. Show the Wildcats that you’re proud of how hard our University fought. Cheer on the Wildcats, and Bear Down!”
While this was reported to be a simple mistake — the shirts were only up for about 90 minutes before someone realized “hey wait, we haven’t even won our Sweet 16 game yet” — it is silly that something like this would happen. The last thing Arizona needs is for San Diego State’s Steve Fisher to acquire more bulletin board material, and this gives the Aztecs plenty of motivation.
The game tips off tomorrow night in Anaheim, Calif. and tip off is tentatively scheduled to take place at 10:17 p.m. EST. Of course, if the Wildcats win, this won’t be the last time we see these shirts.