Arizona loses G Williams (knee) for season

Arizona starting guard Brandon Williams will miss the 2019-20 season after undergoing knee surgery, the school announced Wednesday.Williams averaged 11.4 points and 3.4 assists as a true freshman.The combo guard missed six games late last season because of a problem with his right knee, the same knee in which he had surgery in January 2017 because of a congenital issue that affects blood flow.”Brandon is one of the most talented guards we have recruited during my tenure as head coach at Arizona,” coach Sean Miller said in a statement. “A year ago, Brandon quickly became one of our team’s best players and one of the Pac-12’s most exciting freshmen. The news of Brandon’s season-ending surgery is beyond disheartening.”Williams was one of two returning starters — the other being center Chase Jeter — from an Arizona team that went 17-15 and missed the NCAA Tournament.