PG: Lamont Jones (6-0, 196, So.) vs. Kemba Walker (6-1, 172, Jr.)
The only player in the country that might be better than Derrick Williams is Kemba Walker. If Jones plays like he did against Duke, Arizona will be ecstatic because he is not going to match Walker's scoring.
SG: Kyle Fogg (6-3, 180, Jr.) vs. Jeremy Lamb (6-5, 185, Fr.)
Is Lamb better than Fogg? It honestly depends on the day or how you judge the better player. Lamb struggled with stronger players and Arizona will likely want Fogg to get right in him, as he did with Nolan Smith. Lamb's shooting has been nothing short of fantastic in the past few games and that gives him the advantage here. However, if Fogg wins this matchup, Arizona probably wins the game.
SF: Solomon Hill (6-6, 226, So.) vs. Jamal Coombs-McDaniel (6-7, 210, So)
Coombs-McDaniel won't get the start, but he will definitely play the bulk of the minutes here. If Hill plays like he did against Duke and Texas, it really won't matter. Look for him to be aggressive, as it has been working so far.
PF: Jesse Perry (6-7, 210, Jr.) vs. Alex Oriakhi (6-9, 240, So)
We put Oriakhi here instead of at center because he won't be able to guard Williams. In fact, it would be surprising and probably benefit Arizona if he did. Instead, Oriakhi will probably guard Perry, a player that won't force him into foul trouble.
C: Derrick Williams (6-8, 241, So.) vs. Roscoe Smith (6-8, 205, Fr.)
Smith is probably going to guard Williams, only because he can hang with him on the perimeter. Smith is not strong enough to contain Williams, but the hope is that he will be able to slow him down, which still seems unlikely.
Benches: UConn does not go very deep, but it does have a few players that can definitely make an impact. Shabazz Napier is a decent threat from three and the Huskies will likely use Charles Okwandu to clog up the lane. Still, Arizona has seen its bench get better each game and gets the advantage because of it.
Coaches: Sean Miller vs. Jim Calhoun
Calhoun has the national championships, which is what Miller is currently chasing. Both coaches have done a fantastic job and deserve credit for this season.
Intangibles: The Huskies keep winning and eventually it has to run out, or at least you would like to think so. Arizona will have a major home court advantage, which is enough intangibles for us.
Prediction: This is a very good matchup for Arizona and the Wildcats should be able to hang with UConn in every facet. Still, Lamb and Walker have to scare Arizona.
Connecticut, 82, Arizona 81
Breakdown: UA vs. UConn
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