Arizona Basketball 2017-18'

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  1. TJ

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    Need Miller to scream more "F yous" to refs. That seems to get the players fired up and the refs to come correct.
     
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    GatorAZ Formerly known as GatorHater

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    I never complain about refs but that was embarrassing. I typically hate Miller's sideline antics but they were justified today.

    Oh and... PJC!
     
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    Ayton fouled out for existing on the court. Lame ****.
     
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    That was clearly a charge but I think Miller was right anyways because at that point I think the FT's were 17 for Stanford and 3 for UA so Miller was just trying to make that point.

    I was really impressed with Ayton today blocking shots he really was on another level.

    also really impressed with down 11 Miller called timeout and completely flipped it. Obviously Stanford losing Davis to the ankle killed them too many mistakes late in the game.
     
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    Impressive win last night. It might behoove Miller to keep Rawle on the bench to help keep leads and take pressure off Randolph and Akot. Dylan Smith seems to play well when he starts.

    String along more quality wins and I'll be convinced that this team can make noise in the tournament.
     
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    Washington has gotten so many lucky breaks against Arizona for the last 15 years it seems like.
     
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    To be fair UA was fairly fortunate to get the game that close at the end. UW had the game in hand and then Ristic set a blatantly obvious moving screen, including pivoting to impede Crisp, he flys by out of control and fouls Trier who nails the 3, 4 point play and UA is right back in the game.

    Hopkins is doing an amazing job, but it also shows what I was arguing about with Slin prior to the draft, Fultz is an impressive one on one player but made absolutely no impact on the team. They replaced Romar with Hopkins, Fultz with Nowell, and they are one collapse against UCLA away from being tied for first. They've almost doubled last years win total already. Hopkins absolutely has to be COY in the conference this year.

    I have to give credit to Miller I thought he should bring Ristic off the bench, he stuck with him and the guy has been lighting it up the last 4-5 games. He still is not a good defender but he's so effective in the low post, he kept UA within striking distance until Trier and Ayton got it going late.

    That fast break dunk by Ayton was scary, he's so athletic for his size it's amazing.
     
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    I should add, aside from the last 3 there were 2 other banked in shots by UW that would certainly qualify as lucky.
     
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    Moreso two good blocks in the final minute resulting in made baskets but you have to credit them for hitting them. Arizona lost this game in the first half. Rawle has been pretty bad and he's been missing games with the foot injury. It's really affected his defense.

    As long as there's no eligibility concerns I'm thinking he comes back. Playing with Trier and Ayton I'm sure can be frustrating at times.
     
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    I'd be pretty surprised if ALkins stays. With the foot injury, the FBI stuff and just how well he was liked by NBA scouts last year, seems pretty likely he would leave. he's got a first hand example this year of things that can go wrong injury wise I would think if he is still well liked by NBA people he'd go.

    UCLA beating SC meant they didn't tie you, USC had won 6 straight and were one half court shot by Daejon Davis away from 9 straight, they seem to have taken off since Melton was ruled out for the year. My theory is both players rallying around the missing guy, and in the case of Stewart, Matthews and Aaron, 3 guys who knew if Melton came back they'd lose minutes, now feeling confident in their minutes.

    Arizona still has the best team because of Ayton and Trier, but you can make a case that UW and USC are playing as well as anybody in the conference. And Stanford has been really good since they got their team healthy. All 5 of those teams are probably good enough to win games in the NCAA's, as is ASU, but I don't think the conference gets more than 4 in and maybe only 3.
     
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    Getting my first good look at the Cats tonight against UCLA. Are they always this boring?
     
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    You mean more boring than other Miller coached teams?
     
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    Ouchie-Z-Clown I'm better than Mulli!

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    Alkins has to return next year. No one is drafting that dude right now.
     
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    I got nothing. Terrible, unacceptable loss.
     
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    As a UCLA fan that was nuts, Hands hits 3 ridiculously bad 3's to end the half putting us up 10 when I was about to go nuts about Arizona going an entire half with 3 fouls while UCLA's 3 best players combined for 7 fouls. Then in the 2nd half GG goes nuts like he's Dirk or something.

    Pretty much everything UCLA needed to win happened, other guys stepped up, Ayton missed one midrange shot after another, Arizona missed 3's early.

    Thanks to Miller for letting Trier start the game on Holiday, per the announcers that was Trier's idea, single biggest reason UCLA got off to a good start was Holiday blowing by Trier for layups or kickouts.

    The downside is barring a collapse this probably guarantees alford another year.
     

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