Lute Olson Aiming For 500th Arizona Win

Nov. 22, 2003

TUCSON, Ariz. - University of Arizona head men's basketball coach Lute Olson will beshooting for his 500th Arizona win on Monday, November 24, during theWildcats' home game against Northern Arizona University.

Beginning his 21st season at Arizona, Olson has tallied a mark of 499-147(.772) and has been named the Pac-10 Coach of the Year seven times. He hasguided Arizona to 16 consecutive 20 win seasons (the longest active streakin the nation), and is one of only five coaches in NCAA history to record 25or more 20-win seasons.

Olson has the highest winning percentage in school history (.722) and his499 wins trail only Fred Enke's 509 from 1925-1961. Olson is 25 wins awayfrom his 1,000-career victory.

A ceremony honoring Olson's 500th Arizona win will immediately follow thegame.

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