Breakdown: Arizona vs. Florida

Arizona will hit the road to take on Florida on Wednesday night. Read on for a complete breakdown, as well as a prediction.

PG: Jordin Mayes (6-2, 196, So.) vs. Erving Walker (5-8, 177, Sr.)

Mayes is struggling on offense a bit, but the real concern here is his defensive ability. Walker is averaging 14 points and five assists per game and does not turn the ball over much. Walker could be a problem for Arizona and there is a good chance that the Wildcats will try to be as physical with him as possible.

Advantage: Florida



SG: Nick Johnson (6-2, 198, Fr.) vs. Kenny Boynton (6-2, 189, Jr.)

This is the type of game that Johnson is going to need to step up in if Arizona is going to have a chance. Unfortunately, Boynton is shooting 51 percent from the field and has made 26 of his 55 attempts from behind the arc. Averaging 19 points a game, Boynton is a very difficult matchup and easily the best player Johnson has seen so far.

Advantage: Florida



SF: Kyle Fogg (6-3, 188, Sr.) vs. Bradley Beal (6-3, 207, Fr.)

There are not many better freshmen in the country than Beal, who is averaging 15 points and 7 rebounds per game. Beal may not be a fantastic long-range shooter, but he is a very strong guard and one that is going to pose problems for Fogg. Fogg's inconsistency needs to stop against the Gators, as it is a vital time for him to step up.

Advantage: Florida



PF: Solomon Hill (6-6, 226, Jr.) vs. Erik Murphy (6-10, 230, Jr.)

On the bright side for Arizona, Murphy may not be 100 percent. However, he is expected to be back and in his four starts this season, averaged ten points and four rebounds. Hill has been playing well and although there will be a size difference in this game, we could see him having a nice amount of success on the perimeter.

Advantage: Even



C: Jesse Perry (6-7, 217, Sr.) vs. Patric Young (6-9, 247, So.)

Young is not a huge scorer, but he averages seven rebounds per game in only 24 minutes of action. Young is usually good for a blocked shot as well and is efficient. This should be a fun matchup to watch and we will give Perry the benefit of the doubt here, although it will be tough.

Advantage: Even



Bench: With Turner suspended, Arizona's depth decreases dramatically. Mike Rosario is averaging ten points per game off the bench and forward Will Yeguete is solid on the glass. The Gators have plenty of bodies and Arizona's bench is going to have to figure out a way to match them.

Advantage: Florida



Coaches: Sean Miller vs. Billy Donovan

Billy Donovan has two national titles and that is going to give him the advantage over most coaches in the country. As much respect as we have more Miller, it still does not change the fact that Donovan has already done twice what most coaches won't be able to do once.

Advantage: Florida



Prediction: Losing Josiah Turner hurts, but it is difficult to see how Arizona would have won with him as well. The Gators have more talent and depth at every position in addition to playing at home. The question does not seem to be whether or not Arizona will lose, but by how much.

Florida 82, Arizona 67


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