Yes or no!
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-
I'll let you know after a few games without him...k?
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 we had Ash for this game, I believe we would have won
NO ****ING CHANCE
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.
Hate to say it but doubtful.... This is where great coaching comes into play though.
THIS IS ARIZONA
I say we still have a shot, but a real battle at a much lower seed
Don't see it at all. Arizona should still, easily, win the P12 regular season title - and at the very, very, very worst they would be a 3 seed if the committee wants to screw them for not having BA.
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."
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.
"Make it happen."
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.
It's not impossible, but this really, really, really hurts our chances.