Martin breaks down Arizona

Cuonzo Martin believes Cal will have to put together a complete game to defeat Arizona on Thursday. Read on to see what that entails and more.

California head coach Cuonzo Martin knows that defeating Arizona will be difficult, but does not want to make it seem like that is the case too much.

“I don't know if it's daunting,” Martin said. “You're playing against an opponent in your league. We didn't play well at their place the last game.

“We’ll make adjustments and go from there. Again you're playing basketball. It's a neutral court game. Opponent in your league. Prepare yourself to win the ballgame.”

The Golden Bears lost by 39 in the previous matchup, but Martin doesn’t believe it was difficult to get Cal back on track.

“Not at all,” he said. “We're always playing for something because you're representing a university.

“It's our job to do the best job we can every time we step on the floor, so that's most important.

“For us, we lost our last two games on the road and for me they were losses. However you lost the game, you lost it. Learn from it and move forward.

In order to win on Thursday, Cal will need to put together a complete effort.

“First thing is compete from start to finish,” Martin said. “They're a good team. They played well at home. Compete, battle, play hard. That's it. Everything else will take care of itself.

“We've got to establish a physical tone without fouling. I thought T.J. McConnell did a tremendous job at their place really running offense, making plays, getting in the lane. That's where it started and that's where it ended. They play well.”


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