Breakdown: Arizona vs. Charleston Southern

Arizona will host Charleston Southern on Sunday. Read on for a complete breakdown of the game, including a score prediction.

PG: Mark Lyons (6-1, 200, Sr.) vs. Saah Nimley (5-8, 155, So.)

Nimley is actually a solid player, as he scored 20 points in the season opener. However, Lyons should be able to force him into turnovers and there likely won't be any way that Nimley can handle Lyons' strength. Arizona will likely try to contain Nimley because if it does so, Charleston Southern does not have much of a chance to even keep it close.

Advantage: Arizona

SG: Nick Johnson (6-3, 200, So.) vs. Sheldon Strickland (6-0, 180, Jr.)

Strickland is more of a glue guy than anything, as he doesn't excel in one category. Johnson is definitely the better player here and it should be one of Arizona's biggest advantages. Strickland is more of a spark for the offense and Johnson has more consistency, so this advantage is easy for Arizona.

Advantage: Arizona

SF: Solomon Hill (6-7, 220, Sr.) vs. Mathiang Muo (6-5, 217, Sr.)

Last season, Muo finished the year second in the Big South in three-point percentage at about 43 percent. However, he only averaged nine points per game and contributed four rebounds as well. Hill is arguably the best player in the Pac-12 and should not only be able to score on Muo, but should not have much of a problem defensive as well. This is a player that Hill has a size and strength advantage over and it should show on Sunday.

Advantage: Arizona

PF: Grant Jerrett (6-10, 235, Fr.) vs. Paul Gombwer (6-6, 215, So.)

Gombwer is a solid rebounder, but he also is not facing guys with the size and versatility of Jerrett. This is a good first game for Jerrett because it will test his defensive ability with a smaller guy while also seeing if he is smart enough to use his size to his advantage. The guess here is that Arizona is going to make sure Jerrett is close to the basket, because Charleston just does not have the horses to keep up with Arizona.

Advantage: Arizona

C: Kaleb Tarczewski (7-0, 255, Fr.) vs. Allie Fullah (6-7, 235, Jr.)

Fullah only played 11 minutes last game and the guess here is that it will go small to try to get Tarczewski off the court. It will be interesting to see how Sean Miller handles that, but either way it is an advantage for Tarc. He dominated the first exhibition against a player that was much smaller than him and it seems safe to say that he should be able to do it again.

Advantage: Arizona

Bench: Southern will use its bench to have guard depth, but it is nothing that Arizona won't be able to handle. In fact, Charleston Southern is going to have major struggles with Arizona's size and this is the type of game that will likely see Southern wear down at the end due to Arizona being able to basically throw two starting lineups at it.

Advantage: Arizona

Coaching: Sean Miller vs. Barclay Radebaugh

Radebaugh earned Big South Conference Coach of the Year last season, but Miller has done it at a higher level for a longer time. Charleston Southern is generally a well-coached team, but Miller has plenty of weapons in his arsenal and should be able to come up with a game plan that will put Charleston at a major disadvantage.

Advantage: Arizona

Prediction: It is difficult to find a reason why this game would be close, except for maybe freshmen nerves. Even then, Arizona is just so much more talented that Charleston Southern and the depth and pure talent will be way too much for Charleston to handle.

Arizona 82, Charleston Southern 60


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