Discussion in 'University of Arizona' started by TJ, Nov 13, 2015.
I'm thoroughly enjoying the turd Arizona is laying on the floor, right now.
What a beat-down... But, I always thought this Arizona team had serious limitations... particularly on offense.
Kobi may be forced into PG duties at this rate.
Miller is getting out coached on a level that I have never seen before. I have never seen an Arizona team struggle this mightily on offense while a clearly less talented team is able to basically do what they want.
Sad, pathetic, and Miller needs to be held accountable.
Never the offense. This is one of the highest scoring teams Miller has ever had. The problem all season has been consistent effort on defense and no clear leader on the floor. Exposed big time tonight.
Not discounting your post because it's accurate, but Gregg Marshall is a damn good coach and WSU has some ballers on that team, especially in the backcourt. Marshall should be in line for a big time job in the near future.
This was Always going to be a transitional year, but looking back, this team had some bad luck that it simply couldn't have endured:
Missing on Damien Lee and Ivan Rabb
Ray Smith's torn ACL
Pitts's personal issue
Injuries to Tarc and Trier
On to next year
"11-seed" is more like it.
Didn't want to throw that in as an excuse, but that draw was just unfair. Salt to the wound.
I don't think he wants to leave them unless its' a blue blood. He turned down over 4 million to go to bama and got a 3.3 for 10 year deal at WSU.
Great coach, apparently makes Ben Howland look like a nice guy but man can he coach and he seems to get along with his players unlike Ben.
My favorite play of this game was Trier nailing a 3 to cut the lead to 14. As he runs back he on camera says to McDuffie "you can't guard me" Clear as day on camera. Then McDuffie backdoors him scores draws the foul makes the FT and looks right at Trier and just smiles and doesn't say a word.
Trier is a great offensive player but WSU targetted him on defense all night, really good coaching WSU went after Trier and PJC on defense all game.
Unfortunately I suspect that knee from Tarc is going to limit Baker in the next game and WSU probably loses.
I've never seen an AZ team with such bad handles. Any kind of pressure and they're dribbling in fear. Luckily Kobi and Rawle can handle the ball.
I'm not sure if it's possible at his size but PJC needs to go from average to above-average. He's not gonna grow and doesn't seem to have the frame to add significant weight but he's the most natural PG of the bunch.
Trier should just leave and take that mindset to the NBA. I'm looking forward to having long and athletic guards again.
So what's the thinking here on transfers? One of the UA guys I talk to regularly says both PJC and Simon are rumored to be considering it because PJC thinks Simmons will play PG and Simon is being recruited over and if UA gets Jackson and or Ferguson he'll never play. Pitts would appear to be gone.
UA could lose as many as 7 guys. Miller could have a blockbuster class coming in, to offset it.
This team had to play Mark Tollefsen 22 minutes a game and had no point guard that could make it past half court under pressure. Winning 25 games itself was a minor miracle.
Wichita St is a 2 point favorite over Miami.
Well done, selection committee.
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