Breakdown: UA vs. UW

Arizona is facing Washington in the finals of the Pac-10 Tournament and breaks down the game.

PG: Momo Jones (6-0, 196, So.) vs. Isaiah Thomas (5-9, 185, Jr.)

Thomas is one of the top players in the conference and the Huskies are going to need him to play like it if they are going to win. In this kind of setting and with past success in mind, it is difficult imagining him not performing well.

Advantage: Washington

SG: Kevin Parrom (6-6, 205, So.) vs. C.J. Wilcox (6-5, 190, Fr.)

Wilcox is definitely the better scorer and Arizona has first experience with that. Parrom, however, is better in the other aspects of the game and that is why we are making this even.

Advantage: Even

SF: Solomon Hill (6-6, 226, So.) vs. Terrence Ross (6-6, 190, Fr.)

Ross can score in bunches, but he can also disappear at times. While the potential is high, you truly do not know what Ross will bring. As we have stated before, that is very similar to Hill.

Advantage: Even

PF: Jesse Perry (6-7, 210, Jr.) vs. Justin Holiday (6-6, 185, Jr.)

Holiday has made major strides this season and deserves credit for his improvement throughout the years. As long as Perry plays his game, Arizona will be just fine with it. However, Holiday is still the better player.

Advantage: Washington

C: Derrick Williams (6-8, 241, So.) vs. Matthew Bryan-Amaning (6-9, 240, Sr.)

Williams seems to be a man on a mission and as good as Bryan-Amaning is, we once again refer to the recent Play of the Year award that Williams won.

Advantage: Arizona

Benches: With Venoy Overton out, Washington's depth is nearly non-existent. Darnell Gant and Scott Suggs will get minutes, but Arizona is still deeper and the quality is better overall.

Advantage: Arizona

Coaches: Sean Miller vs. Lorenzo Romar

Romar may not be an awful coach, but the talent is there and it is difficult not to be convinced that his squad has been a disappointment.

Advantage: Arizona

Intangibles: It is difficult to have too many of these on a neutral court, but Arizona will be playing for a higher seed and confirmation that it is the best team in the league.

Advantage: Arizona

Prediction: The Huskies are a solid squad, but leave a bit to be desired away from their home court. That trend will continue as a player besides Williams steps up and the Wildcats win the Pac-10.

Arizona 85, Washington 80

Wildcat Authority Top Stories