A quick glance at Arizona/Team Georgia

Arizona begins the exhibition season against a relatively unknown opponent. Not only have the Cats never faced Team Georgia, but it is also the first game for the All-Star team on their college tour. Here are a few of the themes for the game.

No. 11 Arizona (0-0) vs. Team Georgia (0-0)
Date: Sunday, Nov. 7, 2004
Time: 2 p.m. MST
Location: Olson Court at McKale Center (14,545), Tucson, Ariz.
Radio: Wildcat Radio Network (Brian Jeffries/Ryan Hansen)
TV: FSNA (Dave Sitton/Bob Elliott)

About Team Georgia: This is a team of former college basketball players who are on a tour of college exhibition games. The game against Arizona will be there first of the tour. Most of their players are small college standouts, although 6-9 Eddie Elisma was a pretty solid player at Georgia Tech. Team Georgia also has players that played for Florida, Alabama and Geotgia.

Team Georgia is among the last of a dying breed. The NCAA recently outlawed exhibition games against traveling All-Star teams. Arizona has already begun phasing out these type of teams by scheduling Sonoma State.

Ties to the Cats: Team Georgia assistant coach Linzy Davis was the AAU coach for Wildcat freshman Mohamed Tangara and is his mentor and guardian in the United States.

Injury Report: Tangara is expected to sit out today's game. He has returned to practice on a limited basis but the training staff is being very cautious with the strained muscle in his lower back.

Things to Watch: Will Kirk Walters and Daniel Dillon play? Both are considered as redshirt candidates and if they play that option will be lost.

How does Isaiah Fox play? Fox has been hampered by injuries and it will be interesting to see how he responds.

Who will start? Lute Olson said that the best rebounders will get the start.


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