Arizona eager to face UCLA

Arizona is eager to face UCLA for a third time this season. Read on to see what the Wildcats feel is the key to winning, what kind of game they expect, and more.

Now that Arizona has defeated Colorado, it will face UCLA Friday in the semifinals of the Pac-12 tournament.

The Wildcats have not been able to beat the Bruins this season and a large part of that has been the play of UCLA point guard Larry Drew.

"Well we know UCLA's very good," Arizona coach Sean Miller said. "Larry Drew has been a huge reason that we've lost both games. He has scored and also gotten his teammates easy baskets.

"I'm pretty sure we're not the only team that feels that way, but we have to be able to contain him. We have to be able to make sure that he doesn't control the game at the end of the clock at the end of the game."

Forward Solomon Hill agrees with Miller that the key to winning the game will be containing the Bruins' point guard.

"I think we played a lot harder our second game at UCLA," Hill said. "Like coach said, Larry Drew was really the pace setter for their team. He gets a lot of their guys easy shots.

"I think if you can try to, like he said, contain him and try to control the boards and get going on the offensive rebounding, I think it should be a pretty good game."

In addition, Miller believes that his team needs to be smart on offense and attack the Bruins with balance.

"Obviously UCLA has talented players," he said. "In terms of us being able to score on them, we have to be really unselfish, move, create great shots. I think that any time a team beats you twice, you really want to get that one win, so we're going to give it our best shot."

Arizona may not know the outcome just yet, but it has a pretty good idea of what type of game it is in store for.

"I think we have a team that's committed to trying to come up with a great game plan and execute it," Miller said. "Whether we do it or not, we'll see, but I know this: That everybody on our side of the fence is eager and knows that that it's going to be a really, really hard fought game, maybe even harder fought than the one we played tonight."

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