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Gamethread: Arizona welcomes Ball State to Tucson

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The Arizona Wildcats just want to improve, and while facing the Ball State Cardinals at McKale Center, Sean Miller's crew gets another opportunity to work on filling roles and shortening a bench that was too, too long.

Last game, the Wildcats beat Duquesne while learning that not only is Jordin Mayes an absolute necessity at point guard, but he's an absolute necessity as a reliable member of the team. Starting point guard Josiah Turner lost his starting spot after being late to a shootaround prior to the game, and that can't go over well with Miller, who was forgiving enough in giving Turner the starting slot.

Plus, it's becoming every-more clear that not many players on Arizona's team can shoot. Kyle Fogg has struggled, and Brendon Lavender hasn't done enough to warrant playing time to get in the rotation.

That means more experience for Nick Johnson, who seems to be molding his way into the sixth man of this team.