Sean Miller had his guys ready to play. And when you have great talent tapped into the rage tree, that is prepared to execute your plan, you've got something that is capable of winning National Championships.
And the Wildcats looked scary against Gonzaga. They destroyed Gonzaga in the first half and not only played with intensity but with great execution on both ends of the floor. Arizona had 13 assists and 1 turnover in the half and Gonzaga, whom averaged 11 turnovers a game this season, turned the ball over 11 times in the first half alone (They finished with 21 turnovers).
The only question I had was whether or not Sean Miller would be able to get the attention of his kids in the second half. Gonzaga did a nice job of closing out the first half by going on a run that made the score 47-34. I knew Sean Miller could stand on his head and scream profound warnings about Gonzaga and how dangerous they are and his kids might have ignored him.
That was not the case.
How good are the Wildcats? They came out in the second half and conquered their own complacency. And they actually played better in the second half than they did the first!
It's been an impressive display of talent and teamwork so far for the U of A. Gonzaga is a good team and they pawed them around like they were fish on a flat rock.
- Rich Rodriguez- UA football coach - Monday September 15University of Arizona head coach Rich Rodriguez previews the Wildcats' game against Cal.
- Bearing Down with Adam and Jarrett - Sept. 11 - Thursday September 11Adam and Jarrett talk about a close win at UTSA and a home date vs. Nevada.
- Rich Rodriguez - Arizona head coach - Monday September 8University of Arizona football coach Rich Rodriguez joins Doug and Wolf
- Bearing Down with Adam and Jarrett - Sept. 3 - Wednesday September 3Adam and Jarrett talk about a comfortable win and a tricky road trip.
- Mark May, ESPN College Football Analyst - Tuesday September 2Should UCLA be concerned about their performance against Virginia?