It doesn't matter how good of a ball handler Josiah Turner is, and it doesn't matter how big, fast or clever his game might be. The Arizona Wildcats freshman point guard will be tested tonight as the Duquesne Dukes come to McKale Center, looking to make things, chaotic, as Miller has described it to the Arizona Daily Star.
Some Twitter rumors say Jordin Mayes might get the start, but either way, it'll be a test for Turner and the team alike.
The Dukes will implement a trapping, press defense and point guard T.J. McConnell will be the cog in that attack. He led the team as a freshman with 2.8 steals per game.
This game will be a very interesting one for Turner. Will he play smart basketball and take care of the ball, or will the disruptive Duquesne defense get the better of him?
It goes deeper than Turner, too. Junior Solomon Hill is as smart as they come, but he's been careless with the ball, especially early in games this season. Being calm across the board will get Arizona over the hump from the jump. Should the Wildcats come out lazy and unprepared for the Dukes defense, they might find themselves in an early hole.
And for the Dukes to pull an upset, that could be the key. If Arizona doesn't settle down after that, this is just another game against a mid-major team that the No. 16 Wildcats could lose to.