The Arizona Wildcats split the weekend by losing to Cal 95-71 and then beating Stanford 71-69. Derrick Williams continues to dominate as he scored 17 points against Cal and then 24 points against Stanford. Derrick Williams should be considered for the Pac-10 player of the year definitely.
The Cats just can't seem to put it all together. With the exception of Derrick, the rest of the group is streaky. For instance, Lavender scored 14 against Cal and only had 1 point against Stanford in 25 minutes of play. He missed all 4 shots as well. Lamont had 10 points in the loss against Cal, so he is coming on strong at the end of the year. Nic has been hit or miss, mostly miss as of late and the rest of the guys are non-existent except for a breakout game by Horne every now and then.
Miller has a lot of work to do in the off-season, including some team building efforts to make sure that all of the guys realize they are only as strong as the weakest link. (You know you like that high school football quote.) In this instance though, it's true. If there is no one to support Derrick Williams, we can't compete against anybody.
The Cats end the season against UCLA on Thursday and USC on Saturday. After that, the Pac-10 tournament is the only shot to keep the streak alive!!!!