Gritty point guard T.J. McConnell has helped Arizona reach No. 1

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A Pittsburgh native and Duquesne transfer, T.J. McConnell might be Arizona's most critical player.

A Pittsburgh native and Duquesne transfer, T.J. McConnell might be Arizona's most critical player.

As the Pac-12 season ramps up, McConnell's profile should rise, as long as he continues to make his teammates shine. But there's no one whose résumé he'd rather burnish than his fellow Pittsburgher. "I'll do anything I can to make Coach Miller look good and make him happy," says McConnell. "He's taken my game to a place I didn't know it could go."