In some games, the Arizona Wildcats batter the opponent with waves of ball-hawking pressure that leads to a frenetic pace that suits Arizona. In others, the Wildcats get beaten up inside the paint, lose their composure, and become tentative.
Which team that comes onto the McKale Center floor today surely will decide the game. The Oakland Golden Grizzlies are in no way a cupcake as their losses came against a then-No. 15 Alabama team, Arkansas, Ohio and then-No. 19 Michigan.
They're battle-tested and armed with Reggie Hamilton, who went off for 41 points in Oakland's last game, a 82-80 victory against Valparaiso.
On the individual level, there's a number of Jekyll and Hyde question marks for Arizona, as well.
Will Solomon Hill show up, or evaporate at the sight of any player whose first name contains the letters E-L-I-A-S or last named contains H-A-R-I-S? Will the point guards, Josiah Turner and Jordin Mayes, again combine for 16 points, as they did against Gonzaga (a few assists would be nice as well)? Will Arizona get anything from its big men?
If the Wildcats have anything going for them, it's that they're in the comfy confines of McKale. Otherwise, who knows?