Before anyone asks someone to post it, here you go. More earth-shattering ESPN insider perspective, from Joe Kaiser.
College Basketball Rumors Blog - ESPN
Arizona has recovered nicely with two consecutive road wins since dropping its first game of the season at Oregon two weeks ago, and senior point guard Mark Lyons is a big reason deserves much of the credit.
Lyons struggled to mesh with Nick Johnson in the Wildcats' backcourt for much of non-conference play, but things have started to click for the Xavier transfer since the start of Pac-12 play.
Bruce Pascoe of the Arizona Daily Star writes:
"In five Pac-12 games so far, Lyons has emerged as a clear scoring leader for UA with an average of 19.4 points a game, and 20.3 in UA's past three games. He also had 18 assists to 14 turnovers in conference play."The play of Lyons is absolutely key going forward, and here's why: As talented as Arizona is this season, and as much as this looks like a team that could be a No. 1 or 2 seed come March, it's also a very young squad. Other than fellow seniors Solomon Hill and Kevin Parrom, this is a group that lacks experience it will need Lyons to play his absolute best to make a serious run in the NCAA tournament.