Thames is not a very good shooter, but he runs the offense relatively well and leads the team in assists with 32 in six games. Mayes should definitely be able to outscore him and is probably the better player overall, although it could be close.
Tapley started the season on fire, even scoring 28 points against Baylor. However, he is a combined 4-17 from the field in the last two games and did not play well in any facet those two games. Fogg is a better player and should play like it on Wednesday.
Rahon is normally a strong three-point shooter, but he is only 2-16 on the season. If he is not hitting those, Rahon is not doing much and either way, this is a nightmare defensive matchup for him.
Shelton averages 24 minutes per game and is only shooting 29 percent while averaging three rebounds. Perry is the better players and should be able to exploit Shelton on the perimeter.
C: Kyryl Natyazhko (6-11, 275, Jr.) vs. Garrett Green (6-11, 240, Sr.)
Green is a solid rebounder, averaging nearly seven per game in only 23 minutes of action each one. Arizona will likely throw a player like Angelo Chol or Alex Jacobson at him in order to keep Green of the glass.
Advantage: San Diego State
Bench: Forward DeShawn Stephens will likely be the main player off the bench, as he averages six points and six rebounds per game. Still, there is no size and not a lot of depth, giving Arizona the advantage.
Coaches: Sean Miller vs. Steve Fisher
Fisher probably does not get the credit he deserves for his career, but Miller is getting more credit now and rightfully so.
Prediction: Arizona is absolutely the better team here and has to be considered the favorite. The Wildcats' size is going to pose major problems and the loss in its last game should prove to be extra motivation as well.
Arizona 72, San Diego State 60