PG: Momo Jones (6-0, 196, So.) vs. Dogus Balbay (6-1, 175, Sr.)
Jones scored 18 points on Friday and he and Balbay are basically opposites. Balbay does not turn the ball over much, but he also is not a big scorer. Instead, he is more of a floor general that keeps the pace of the game where Texas wants it. Jones may score more, but Balbay deserves credit for what he does as well.
SG: Kyle Fogg (6-3, 180, Jr.) vs. Cory Joseph (6-3, 185, Fr.)
Joseph tends to fade in and out, but his potential is very high. Fogg did not play well on Friday and it is hard to have too much confidence in what he is going to bring. Considering Joseph's ability to shoot, it is difficult to not give him the advantage here.
SF: Solomon Hill (6-6, 226, So.) vs. Jordan Hamilton (6-7, 220, So.)
Hamilton has grown a lot as a player and his effective is based around his ability to defend. When he buys into defense, there are not a lot of players that are better than him. However, it is hard to tell when that is going to happen. Still, he averages 18 points and eight rebounds per game for a reason.
PF: Jesse Perry (6-7, 210, Jr.) vs. Gary Johnson (6-6, 238, Sr.)
Johnson plays hard every game, whether he scores a lot or not. He is solid defensively and can be trouble for Arizona should Texas want to double team Williams. Perry has potential, but potential does not win games.
C: Derrick Williams (6-8, 241, So.) vs. Tristan Thompson (6-8, 225, Fr.)
You have to love Thompson's defensive effort on Friday, but he still has not faced Williams. Arizona needs to get him the ball more and there is a good chance that happens.
Benches: J'Covan Brown is the most dangerous player off the bench for either team and that is big for Texas. However, the depth for the Longhorns is not much beyond Brown and Arizona still has plenty of it with Mayes and Parrom.
Coaches: Sean Miller vs. Rick Barnes
Barnes gets a bad rap, but he is still a solid coach. The difference this season is that his team got worse as the season went on and while the UA did not play well Friday, Miller won his conference this season.
Intangibles: Arizona played a tough game and got its bad game out of the way- or at leas t that is what Arizona fans hope for.
Prediction: Had Arizona's guards played better against Memphis, we would feel more confident about possibly picking Arizona. However, if Texas contains Williams, we just don't know which Wildcat would step up.
Texas 78, Arizona 71
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