After a thrilling overtime victory last year, the Arizona Wildcats look to add a quality win to their resume against the 13th-ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs on Saturday afternoon.
How to Watch
Time: 1:15 PM MST
Streaming: Live Stream on WatchESPN or the WatchESPN app
Announcers: Dan Shulman and Jay Bilas
Radio: 107.5 FM and 1290 AM in Tucson. Sirius 119, XM 198 on Satellite Radio. Or stream it right here:
What to Watch
After taking 3rd in the Wooden Legacy Tournament and taking their first loss of the season, the Wildcats look to bounce back against a good Gonzaga team.
In Sean Miller's weekly press conference, he said that the keys to victory will be fouls and turnovers. Turnovers were an issue in the loss to Providence, where Arizona had 21 of them. Miller also said that Chance Comanche will see more playing time from here on out. It will be interesting to see how he produces after only appearing in a couple games this season.
Watch for the possible match-up of Ryan Anderson vs. Kyle Wiltjer. Both teams' best players guarding each other should be fun to watch. Gabe York will look to regain his form he had to start the season offensively. With this being the best competition of the year, look for him to step up. Also, look for Kadeem Allen to raise his game. In junior college, some of his coaches said that no stage seemed too big for him. We will get to find out for ourselves on Saturday.
Coming off of a close win against Washington State and a loss to Texas A&M, look for Gonzaga to try and make a statement and validate that preseason top 10 ranking. Kyle Wiltjer could be the difference, as he leads the team in scoring with 19.3 points a game.
With Kaleb Tarczewski hurt, it's safe to assume Gonzaga will try and use their size to their advantage. Gonzaga has two players over 7 feet, Ryan Edwards (7-1), Przemek Karnowski (7-1). Karnowski missed their game against Washington State this week with back spasms, but he is expected to be back for this one.
If history repeats itself, this will be a game for the ages.