Neither Turner nor Gaddy did much in the first meeting, but the big difference between the two is that Gaddy had five assists to one turnover and Turner had one assist to two turnovers. Turner has improved nearly every game, but we still find it difficult to believe that either player is going to have a major game offensively. Gaddy will likely put up decent assist numbers and not score a ton while Turner will get a handful of points and assists.
Washington did a great job at closing off the perimeter on Fogg and forcing him to turn the ball over, as he had five in the first meeting. Wroten had one of his worst shooting performances of the season, going 5-18 from the field. However, he still finished with 17 points and forced the Wildcats into difficult situations. Even if Fogg continues to play well, the potential for success is likely not as high as Wroten's at home. Fogg's best bet is to hit a few jumpers early to get into a groove while also making life for Wroten as difficult as possible, which won't be easy.
Johnson simply can't play the way he did against Washington State, as Ross is easily one of the best players in the conference. In the first meeting, Ross finished with 16 points and seven rebounds to go along with three blocks. He is a much better rebounder than people probably realize and Johnson is not likely to outplay him. If he does, it means that Arizona most likely won the game. This is a scary matchup for the Wildcats and Johnson will need to step up in a big way on the defensive side of the ball.
Desmond Simmons or Darnell Gant might get the start here, but we are putting Wilcox because he will get the most minutes and is easily the biggest threat. The only reason Gant might start would be because it is senior day, but Wilcox finished with 15 points on 5-10 shooting in the first meeting and made life difficult for Arizona defensively. Hill had the best game of his career the first time around, only missing one shot and scoring 28 points to go along with 11 rebounds. It may be asking a lot for Hill to match that performance, but he is in good shape to have another great game because he is a difficult matchup due to his strength.
C: Jesse Perry (6-7, 217, Sr.) vs. Aziz N'Diaye (7-0, 260, Jr.)
Perry had a difficult game in the first meeting due in large part to the height differential. However, do not think for a second that Perry has forgotten that and although he shot 3-14 from the field, Perry still grabbed 12 rebounds. We may not be able to explain it too well, but we get the feeling Perry is going to have a good game. He has the talent to do so and did not play all that well against Washington State.
Bench: Jordin Mayes is still unlikely to play and Washington's pace is going to challenge Arizona in terms of depth. Brendon Lavender could play a huge role in this game and Arizona will likely ask him to play plenty of minutes. In addition, Angelo Chol could be asked to shut down the paint a bit and make transition a little more difficult for the Huskies. The Wildcats should be able to match Simmons and Gant and would love to get one of the Husky guards in foul trouble.
Coaches: Sean Miller vs. Lorenzo Romar
A lot of people seem to have the same opinion of Romar and that is that the Huskies should be more competitive each year. This team has a ton of talent and should likely be the best team in the conference. Instead, the Huskies are fighting for a tournament berth.
Prediction: In order for Arizona to win, it needs to continue to do so against a team that is a bad matchup, playing in a hostile environment on Senior Day, and doing so with little depth. While I would like to pick Arizona, it just does not make a lot of sense. I think we will know a lot about this game in the first five minutes. If Arizona starts off well, I see this being a close game. If not, it could be a long afternoon.
Washington 75, Arizona 71