Coming off a big win over Michigan, Sean Miller said he was concerned about the game going into it.
The players were finishing up finals this week, and it showed a bit. Arizona came out a bit flat and never really reached the level it's capable of playing at.
Arizona still ended up winning by 26 – which really says something about this team – but there are plenty of things to improve upon moving forward. Here were the main takeaway points from the game.
It's unclear if he will play against Northern Arizona on Monday, but at this point it's absolutely essential that he be close to 100-percent once Pac-12 play begins.
Gordon will have to continue improving on his free throws – he said after the game that he made 85-of-100 earlier that day in practice – but his upside was on clear display Thursday night.
These are three players who would probably be playing normal minutes if they weren't on a team with so much depth and talent ahead of them. They're playing a tough role right now, and they deserved to get a few extra minutes with the game well in-hand.
Hollis-Jefferson finished with eight points and eight rebounds, once again filling the stat sheet. His development over the last month has been really impressive, and it's scary to think what his upside could be towards the end of the season.