For the Wildcats, the equation is slightly different. Ashley isn’t coming back, so the real issue is determining whether their strong Giant profile was built by a squad that no longer exists.
As it turns out, Arizona still doesn’t have much to worry about. The Wildcats’ overall Giant rating of 94.1 drops only slightly to 93.0 during the eight games they’ve played without Ashley. (Stats from the eighth game, a win at Oregon State, aren’t included in that rating.) Arizona has been playing faster without its sophomore forward but otherwise features the same stifling defense, efficient offense and devastating rebounding at both ends. Simply put, there is no reason to believe that Arizona is any more vulnerable to a GK-level upset without Ashley.