*He has already watched the Oregon game 2-3 times and has watched 5-6 of ASU's games already.
*He discussed how the Devils play all zone. Theirs is a match-up zone that extends out and can mimic a man-to-man defense at times.
*At the time of the press conference the new rankings were not out, but KO said he'd vote for ASU if he indeed had a vote in the coach's poll.
*Jerryd Bayless is still day-to-day with his sprained knee. He worked out a little in the morning and will likely be a game day decision.
*KO was very critical of the Wildcats' defensive effort against Oregon and noted that part of the problem was not having Bayless to defend on the perimeter.
*He likes the Cats' match-ups with ASU a lot more than he did with the match-ups against Oregon.
*KO noted that Arizona has been good against the zone all year and that the secret was to attack it and not settle for bad jumpshots.
*He was concerned about the team's lack of rebounding when Jordan Hill was out of the game, He called a Hill-less front line "average".
*KO said in a perfect world he'd play a lesser team at home on the ASU weekend rather than travel on the road.
*He had no starting line-up or rotation set and would not decide on one until Tuesday at the earliest and maybe not until game day.
*He was very complimentary of ASU freshman James Harden, calling him a "special player".
*Admitted he was concerned about starting Daniel Dillon in place of Bret Breilmaier because it would leave the Cats without a perimeter player on the bench, assuming that Bayless is out.
*KO said he is preparing as if Bayless will not play and said that is pretty standard. He never counts on injured players.