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Can Arizona win a title without Brandon Ashley?

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    Yes or no!

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    Yes. 100%

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    Yes. Tougher, but yes.
    “Our program is different. Our program is used to being in this situation, because that's the biggest problem in terms of turning a program around is that you have to realize - and our guys do - that every time you come out you have 'Arizona' on your chest. We're used to that.” -Dios-

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    Of course, we are still better than many of the recent title winners. The margin of error for those 6 games just shrunk immensely though.

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    I'll let you know after a few games without him...k?

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    NO. Anyone that says differently is a blind ass homer. We already weren't deep. 6 guys is not enough. Brash is an elite talent.

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    If we had Ash for this game, I believe we would have won

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    NO ****ING CHANCE

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    Dont front, we stunt, get that chip!

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    Default Can Arizona win a title without Brandon Ashley?

    Aaron Gordon needs to give up his SF aspirations for awhile and go play the 4. He actually has good back to the basket post moves but rarely shows them.

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    Hate to say it but doubtful.... This is where great coaching comes into play though.
    THIS IS ARIZONA

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    I say we still have a shot, but a real battle at a much lower seed

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    If we use his injury as motivation like Louisville did with Ware. We are still a great team. Let's win it FOR Ashley.
    "Make it happen."

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    Originally Posted by catdefender View Post
    NO. Anyone that says differently is a blind ass homer. We already weren't deep. 6 guys is not enough. Brash is an elite talent.
    If you posted you garbage earlier, maybe this wouldn't have happened. Maybe start sacking up for the team?

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    Lucky for us, none of the players or staff believe for a second that they are out of it. Every elite athlete/coach goes into every game believing that they will win and goes into a season believing they can win a title. Does it always work out? No. But I bet they win a lot more games with that attitude than otherwise.

    Thoughts and prayers out to Brandon Ashley.

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    Beardown Arizona!
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    When I stood next to Stanley I didn't feel like a man.

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    Originally Posted by Minerman View Post
    Aaron Gordon needs to give up his SF aspirations for awhile and go play the 4. He actually has good back to the basket post moves but rarely shows them.
    He looked incredible on the boards once he took that role over. What did he go into halftime with? 10 rebounds?

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    It's not impossible, but this really, really, really hurts our chances.
    AIR GORDON

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    Originally Posted by Esq View Post
    If you posted you garbage earlier, maybe this wouldn't have happened. Maybe start sacking up for the team?
    I love the cats but I am a realist. As for your garbage post go @@@@ yourself.

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    Only if Gordon plays the 4 the rest of the way and Nick Johnson is consistently making shots.

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    If someone told me that Michigan would be winning the B1G without Mitch McGary I would've laughed.

    Rest of the players gotta step up and bear down.

    We still have 2 McDonald's All Americans on the roster. And literally 3-4 NBA talent guys. Just gotta play smarter and focused. Get Korchek up to speed and TJ needs to take charge and run the offense like a general.

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    Originally Posted by KiwiKeeper View Post
    If we use his injury as motivation like Louisville did with Ware. We are still a great team. Let's win it FOR Ashley.
    I think this and with some help from the bench the Wildcats could stay in the hunt for the FF.

    I know that Coach has to walk a fine line and keep the rotation down to keep all the best players in long enough to keep them happy, but this is the reason I've always liked it when Coach was using a 9 to 10 man rotation. It just wore the opponents down to looking like two week old celery. JMO.

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    Originally Posted by titan4wildcats View Post
    I think this and with some help from the bench the Wildcats could stay in the hunt for the FF.

    I know that Coach has to walk a fine line and keep the rotation down to keep all the best players in long enough to keep them happy, but this is the reason I've always liked it when Coach was using a 9 to 10 man rotation. It just wore the opponents down to looking like two week old celery. JMO.
    I agree. Think of how much better York would be this year if he had more experience last year. Korchek, Pitts and Peters could provide valuable time if they are given some experience.
    "Make it happen."

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    Defensively, Arizona is definitely still at a national championship level, but offensively....gonna need some guys to really step up.

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    no
    "if you're not bearin down, i dont know whatcha doin"

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    Wasn't a foregone conclusion we would win it with him, but he's probably our most skilled offensive player. Gotta move Gordon to the 4. Maybe Pitts can backup the 3. Hard to tell how good he can be since he's never been given a chance to play. This why it was crazy trying to squeak by with only seven.

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    Keeping a note of all this **** for brains who give a definite NO.

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    We're not a team built on lights out shooting. We're a team built on using our length and versatility to wear apponemts down. Without Ashelry we lose a significant piece to that.

    with that said, I hope Korcheck can give us some meaningful minutes on defense and rebounding to fill in for Ashley. When he's not he floor, I'd like to have the other 4 pick up their offensive game, and Korchech to use his body to set meaningful screens.

    I think if he were to have played tonight, we may could have worn down Cali some more and eeked out a 2 point win.

    but I think Miller Using Korchech is the X factor here

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    Originally Posted by Esq View Post
    Keeping a note of all this **** for brains who give a definite NO.
    So because we put an honest opinion out there (we could be wrong and I'm sure we would love to be) we are **** for brains. What does that make you for saying we definitely can or will?

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    Originally Posted by KiwiKeeper View Post
    I agree. Think of how much better York would be this year if he had more experience last year. Korchek, Pitts and Peters could provide valuable time if they are given some experience.
    Umm....no they can't. if they could SM would have been playing them already

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    Originally Posted by bengcord3 View Post
    Umm....no they can't. if they could SM would have been playing them already
    You don't play them when u have an Ashley. But Korcheck on the court for Ashley is not a bad call at all. You have another 6'9 body in the lineup to play defense and rebound. On offense he set screens and the rest of the team picks up their offensive game by committee. It's rare u have a finness agile 6'8 player with Brandons athleticism, but Korchech can be an excellent stop gap

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