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Arizona Vs USC discussion thread 3/10/2018 at 8pm on FS1
« on: March 10, 2018, 02:09:54 AM »


Arizona Vs USC discussion thread 3/10/2018 at 8pm on FS1

The #1 & #2 seeds will be meeting up in the championship game of the PAC-12 tournament on Saturday night. USC is coming off of a big win over Oregon, while Arizona is coming off a tough overtime battle against UCLA. Will the Wildcats led by DeAndre Ayton be able to take out the Trojans to win the tournament?  Let's talk about how you think the CATS will do in tonight's Big game.



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Re: Arizona Vs USC discussion thread 3/10/2018 at 8pm on FS1
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2018, 07:26:01 AM »
Ayton was a monster second half vs UCLA showing what he is really capable of any given night, but it was the cast around him that gave him that opportunity.

Rawle played his game. A few outside shots, a few drives, crash the glass, big body on defense.

Dusan may not have hit every shot but he definitely stretched the floor.

Trier had a cold shooting game missing shots he normally can hit but he moved on defense and didnít force the game.

PJC was the real hero with an insane amount of energy spent chasing holiday thru screens and sticking with him. Add to that his off ball movement, getting to the open spot and knocking down open looks (trier should take note there), nonstop hustle and desire.

This is the Wildcat team that USC will face.

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Re: Arizona Vs USC discussion thread 3/10/2018 at 8pm on FS1
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2018, 11:37:27 AM »
Arizona is favored by -3 over USC

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Re: Arizona Vs USC discussion thread 3/10/2018 at 8pm on FS1
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2018, 12:13:15 PM »
I would love to see us dominate today. Feed Ayton early and often, he should finish the game with double the shot attempts of everyone not named Trier. Speaking of Trier, I want him to be a pro and figure out orher ways to score when his shot isnt falling. Going 2-10 from deep should never happen, attack the rim and get to the free throw line.

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Re: Arizona Vs USC discussion thread 3/10/2018 at 8pm on FS1
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2018, 12:25:36 PM »
Speaking of Trier, I want him to stay in front of his man on defense, the game would not have gone into overtime if he moved his damn feet.

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Re: Arizona Vs USC discussion thread 3/10/2018 at 8pm on FS1
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2018, 04:12:14 PM »
It's actually pretty simple. The only reason we play so many close games is because we do what other teams want us to do way too often.
1) If they don't want Deandre getting looks in the low post, they'll double so we won't pass it to him.
2) If Deandre gets it in the high post, they'll play slightly further off than you would expect because they want to bait him into taking the jumper.
3) If they don't want Trier and Rawle driving to the hole, they'll clog the lane and sag off a bit to bait them into taking threes.

And a lot of the time, we do all those things they want us to do.
They have to recognize that and go into Boss Mode.

1) If they have dudes doubling/hanging on Deandre, pass it to him anyway. Wtf are they really going to be able to do about it? Nothing.
2) If Deandre gets it in the high post, they would rather have him take the 50/50 jumper than the 90% bucket, foul, or And1 at the rim, so he needs to take it to the hole anyway. What can they do about it? Nothing.
3) They want Trier settling for jumpers and iso because he's a nightmare to deal with off the dribble. If there's no path to the rim, drive it anyway. What can they do about? Nothing. Foul him, don't collapse and let him score. If they collapse, he can feed either open big guy, feed a shooter or try to force the issue and draw fouls. Even if he looks to score and fails, the likelihood of getting an easy offensive rebound and putback are very high for the bigs off a collapse.

These defenses create the illusion that certain options are not available for us. But the truth is that we can get anything we want any time we want regardless of how we are being defended. They just have to come to that realization. It's damn near impossible to beat us when we are attacking, living at the FT line, and opponents have half their team in foul trouble.

Tonight against USC would be the ideal time to start playing like bosses if we are serious about going all the way.

 


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