Additions of Gordon, McConnell have expectations ratcheted up for No. 6 Arizona in 2013-14

Expectations are nothing new at Arizona, from the days of Lute Olson to the current resurgence led by Sean Miller.

The hype this season may burst through the roof at the McKale Center.

With a solid core of returning players, another group of talented freshmen and a pass-first point guard, the Wildcats are expected to make another deep run in the NCAA tournament after reaching the Sweet 16 last season.

Freshmen Aaron Gordon and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson are expected to have an immediate impact at Arizona and T.J. McConnell, who sat out last season after transferring from Duquesne, gives the Wildcats a heady point guard who's also one of the nation's best perimeter defenders.

Add them to the four players back from last year's rotation and it should be a fun year in the desert.