Arizona leads USC from start to finish 81-66

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Arizona leads USC from start to finish 81-66

A change to the starting lineup—the first that wasn't due to injury or suspension since Lloyd took over the program—as well as some rotation adjustments that led to paid big dividends for the 11th-ranked Wildcats, both offensively and defensively, in an 81-66 home win over USC on Thursday night at McKale Center.

Lloyd subbed out Pelle Larssson at the 3 for Cedric Henderson Jr., and both responded in a big way. Larsson had 15 points, his most since scoring 17 against Tennessee more than a month ago, while Henderson's 11 matched his combined point total from the previous four contests.

Arizona (16-3, 5-3 Pac-12) had five players in double figures, with Azuolas Tubelis going for 15 points and a career-high 17 rebounds and Courtney Ramey leading all scorers with 16 thanks to...

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Quote from: WILD on January 20, 2023, 01:27:02 AM


Arizona leads USC from start to finish 81-66

A change to the starting lineup—the first that wasn't due to injury or suspension since Lloyd took over the program—as well as some rotation adjustments that led to paid big dividends for the 11th-ranked Wildcats, both offensively and defensively, in an 81-66 home win over USC on Thursday night at McKale Center.

Lloyd subbed out Pelle Larssson at the 3 for Cedric Henderson Jr., and both responded in a big way. Larsson had 15 points, his most since scoring 17 against Tennessee more than a month ago, while Henderson's 11 matched his combined point total from the previous four contests.

Arizona (16-3, 5-3 Pac-12) had five players in double figures, with Azuolas Tubelis going for 15 points and a career-high 17 rebounds and Courtney Ramey leading all scorers with 16 thanks to...

Read the full story below
https://www.azdesertswarm.com/basketball/2023/1/19/23563399/arizona-wildcats-usc-trojans-mens-basketball-recap-highlights-stats-pac12-2023-larsson-henderson

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Watch player interviews and highlights ⤵️
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Big Observation that lends to my theory on Pelle - Coming off the bench, playing harder because he has had his spot taken from him. Showing poise and maturity. Leading the 2nd Unit that was still basically the first unit, but with a different purpose. Entering the arc, forcing the action, believing in himself.

Tommy Rewards Pelle and Pelle plays 30 minutes with all sorts of roster combinations. 30 largely effective minutes even with a piss poor 5 Turnovers. Go figure. It's like I know what I'm talking about.

Henderson up to 21 minutes and has the effectiveness of being efficient from the field within all of this positive change because he starts the game and doesn't have to come in cold and figure out his role. A distinct uptick in willingness to impact the game as opposed to coming in off the bench and being nervous he is going to get yanked quickly. Boswell up to 18 minutes in this format. This is known as "progress".

Tommy is still flawed only playing 7 guys, but I am not losing faith in Hank, Dylan nor Bal. As it stands, Tommy thinks that we are going 7 guys vs UCLA, but just like last season in the Pac12 Tournament Final, I have a feeling Bal is going to come in handy if we come out cold.

Now if only Tommy will not panic in the process of UCLA playing methodical basketball with an uptick in pace, I think we will take them down without having to go nuclear.


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