While it wasn't a great performance from the Wildcats, an excellent defensive performance in the second half and a huge day from T.J. McConnell secured a 63-58 win.
Here were the major takeaway points from UA's ninth win of the season.
After a really strong start against lesser competition, Gabe York has disappeared against the better teams with the athletes to guard him. He only played six minutes against the Rebels after being exploited a couple of times on the defensive end.
Jordin Mayes got a couple of minutes in the second half, but he just doesn't seem to be in rhythm with any of his teammates.
However, if he continues to struggle against the better teams, it'll be really interesting to see if Miller only uses six players once the games take on a greater meaning.
McConnell finished with 13 points, seven rebounds, six assists and three steals, all while only turning the ball over once.
On the season, the junior point guard is averaging about seven points, seven assists and four rebounds a game. Those numbers aren't going to get McConnell much national recognition, but for my money, you can count the number of point guards in college basketball who are better than he is on one hand.
That being said, everyone is going to have an off day every once in a while and Johnson should be fine moving forward.
Zeus has been up-and-down all season long, but his performance over the weekend should not be overlooked. It's all about the matchup with him right now, and he took advantage of a serious mismatch against UNLV.