This whole playing the Boise State Broncos all the time this year keeps on trucking as the Arizona Wildcats will play BSU for the second time this month. This time, it's for third place in the Wooden Legacy Tournament.
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Arizona has had some trouble holding onto the ball in this tournament, turning it over 21 times against the Providence Friars on Friday night. When the Wildcats first played BSU, they had 13 turnovers, three each from Kadeem Allen, Allonzo Trier and Elliott Pitts.
The Wildcats will also likely be without Kaleb Tarczewski, as Sean Miller said that he may be out for an extended period of time, and might have to shut him down for a while. Zeus was ineffective on the offensive end against the Broncos in the first meeting, but did pull down nine rebounds.
Rebounding hasn't been an issue in these past two games. Arizona outrebounded Providence 43-22 in the loss. Ryan Anderson had 15 rebounds against Boise the first time around, and I would expect him to do more of the same on Sunday.
For Boise, it will be the same four guys to worry about this time as it was last time. Nick Duncan has continued to show his scoring prowess after dropping 21 on Arizona. James Webb III went for 27 last time, so he'll certainly have some confidence heading into this matchup.
One thing that may cause them a bit of a hinderance is Anthony Drmic continuing to try and regain game shape. He missed most of last year with a knee injury, and against Michigan State, he was limited as his knee looked to be bothering him a bit. With the day off on Saturday, he should be better off than he was playing back-to-back days Thursday and Friday.
Even though this tournament pits some of its teams against each other in the regular season as well, this will be the only game where the teams have to play each other twice this year. I think it's kind of weird that Arizona is going to play Boise more times this year than it will play Colorado, Utah, and the Oregon schools, but that's the hand we've been dealt by the Wooden Legacy, and by Kris Dunn.
Also, it's time to exorcise some Anaheim demons.