After beating both Rocky Mountain schools (Colorado and Utah) last week at home, Arizona (14-0) plays the Oregon Ducks tonight on the road.
Arizona survives Colorado's near upset victory and crushes Buffs in OT. The Wildcats move to 13-0 for the first time since !931-32. Can they keep it up against the Utah Utes?
For the time being the answer to the question posed by this thread remains unanswered. Which is a good thing.
Who woulda thunk it? A staggering 12-0 at the end of non-conference play, the Wildcats taking down 2 ranked opponents in their wake. At the start of this thread, I may have vaguely entertained the idea that the Wildcats might be able (with a little luck) get thru the non-conference schedule without a loss. But even so......I never would have said it out loud with other people around.
I am though, willing to believe that anything is possible, and that the Wildcats are capable of winning as many games this year as they darn well set their collective team mind to winning. I'm open to that. More power to 'em!
Not looking past the next game, however ( a habit I have grown to appreciate), there are 10 factors that will determine the outcome of the next game on the Cat's schedule - Colorado at McKale Center. Those 10 factors are:
1) Mark Lyons
2) Solomon Hill
3) Nick Johnson
4) Brandon Ashley
5) Kaleb Tarczewsky
6) Kevin Parrom
7) Grant Jerrett
8) Angelo Chol
9) Jordin Mayes
10) Gabe York
It's not what I think, or what anybody else thinks that matters. It's what these 10 fabulous “all-in” team players do on the court that will determine how long this team stays unbeaten. Carry on Wildcats.
One game remains in the non-conference schedule, and remarkably enough #3 Arizona (11-0) has maintained it's undefeated status thus far. 5 college teams remain undefeated at this point. Joining Arizona in the undefeated ranks are:
Duke #1 (11-0),
Michigan #2 (12-0),
Cincinnati #8 (11-0), and
Wyoming (unranked) (12-0). [Do they really have basketball in Wyoming?]
All of us Cat fans are looking forward to this showdown between SDSU and UA, arguably the 2 top college basketball powerhouses in the West. Who will be the last man standing? Who will end up with bragging rights? Should be quite a shootout. The smart money would probably want to side with Zona. I know I am.