Breakdown: Arizona vs. Duquesne

Arizona is looking for its second win of the season and this game could be tougher than the last. Duquesne has plenty of talent and presses for 40 minutes. Read on to see how we breakdown the game.

PG: Josiah Turner (6-3, 192, Fr.) vs. T.J. McConnell (6-1, 185, So.)

Turner is still getting adjusted to the college game and McConnell is one of the better young point guards in the country. He scored 14 points against Pitt, 18 against West Virginia, and finished fourth in the country in steals. Arizona should be worried about McConnell, as Sean Miller indicated Monday night.

Advantage:: Duquesne

SG: Kyle Fogg (6-3, 188, Sr.) vs. Eric Evans (5-11, 205, Sr.)

Evans only scored in double digits twice last season and he truly does not do much else. If Fogg plays like he did against Valparaiso, he should be able to have another big game.

Advantage: Arizona

SF: Solomon Hill (6-6, 226, Jr.) vs. Sean Johnson (6-2, 195, Jr.)

Hill definitely needs to step it up, but the talent is there. Johnson battled inconsistency last season, as he had numerous games in which he scored in double digits and others in which he scored less than five points.

Advantage: Arizona

PF: Jesse Perry (6-7, 217, Sr.) vs. B.J. Monteiro (6-5, 205, Sr,)

Perry is definitely going to have his hands full defensively, as Monteiro is the best scorer Duquesne has. He had ten games last season in which he scored 15 points or more and is able to stretch out the defense with his shooting ability. Yes, Perry is a good player in his own right, but it is not a stretch to believe that they will have similar stat lines.

Advantage: Even

Center: Kyryl Natyazhko (6-11, 275, Jr.) vs. Andre Marhold (6-7, 210, Jr.)

As bad as Natyazhko played on Monday, Marhold has not shown he can do much better. Marhold played more than 10 minutes six times last season and did not do much at all with that time. For now, we will give the advantage to Natyazhko figuring that we don't know enough about Marhold at this point.

Advantage: Arizona

Bench: Guards Mike Talley and Jerry Jones will both get solid minutes off the bench and have the ability to score some points. However, there really is not a lot of frontcourt depth despite having 7-foot-1 Martins Abele. Nick Johnson and Angelo Chol easily give Arizona the advantage here.

Advantage: Arizona

Coaches: Sean Miller vs. Ron Everhart

Everhart has done some nice things with the Duquesne program, but this one is obvious.

Advantage: Arizona

Prediction: The press definitely is something Arizona should be worried about and a chaotic game probably is not good for the turnover numbers. Still, Arizona has more size and overall talent, which should pay off as the Wildcats pull away in the second half.

Arizona 78, Duquesne 71


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