The Arizona Wildcats and San Diego State Aztecs were both at the Anaheim regional of last season's NCAA tournament.
They were led there by their star players and while Kawhi Leonard and Derrick Williams left for the greener pastures of the NBA, this will be a test for two very good teams. Coming off a loss to Mississippi State, Sean Miller's Wildcats could use a McKale Center win against a quality opponent as a springboard. Remember, Arizona hasn't lost at home since Miller's first season in Tucson.
So the odds will be against the Aztecs. But with the Wildcats still in figure-it-out mode, nothing is a given at this point, making tonight's game one to keep a close eye upon.
What should we expect? Let's see if Solomon Hill can continue his growth into an aggressive do-it-all player. That's what Arizona needs right now to make the leap from good to great.