Arizona Vs Ut-Arlington 🏀 game discussion thread 11/19/23 at 4pm PAC12N

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Arizona Vs UT-Arlington 🏀 game discussion thread 11/19/23 at 4pm PAC12N

The Arizona Wildcats (3-0) will go up against the UT Arlington Mavericks (2-1) at McKale Center on Sunday.

The UT Arlington Mavericks took the court against New Mexico and went home with a loss by a final score of 82-80 in their last contest. When discussing personal fouls, the Mavericks ended up with 24 while New Mexico finished the game with 18 personal fouls. They also knocked down 4 out of their 19 shots from beyond the arc. New Mexico finished shooting 69.2% from the free throw line by making 18 of their 26 shots. Additionally, New Mexico pulled down 30 rebounds (11 offensive, 19 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. New Mexico recorded 8 assists and had 4 steals in this contest. With respect to the defense, UT Arlington allowed the other team to shoot 43.5% from the floor on 30 of 69 shooting. They also recorded 11 dimes in this contest while forcing the other team into 8 turnovers and earning 3 steals. In terms of pulling down boards, they collected 43 with 14 of them being on the offensive end. When they shot from the free throw line, the Mavericks buried 15 of 20 attempts for a percentage of 75.0%. UT Arlington ended the contest with a 46.2% FG percentage (30 out of 65) and made 5 out of their 23 3-point shots.

Shemar Wilson is a player who had an impact in this contest. He left the arena with 29 points on 11 of 13 shooting. He saw the court for 34 mins and also pulled down 11 boards. He finished 84.6% from the field and also earned 1 assist.

UT Arlington heads into this one with a win-loss record of 2-1 so far this season. They currently have an average of 83.3 pts per game (94th in the nation) while hitting 43.1% from the floor. The Mavericks are hitting 33.7% on shots from distance (31 of 92) and 74.1% from the charity stripe. As a unit, UT Arlington is collecting 49.3 rebounds per game and has accumulated 51 assists this season, which ranks 92nd in the country in terms of passing the rock. They are losing possession via turnover 13.7 times per game and as a team they commit 18.7 fouls on a nightly basis.

On the defensive end of the court, the Mavericks are forcing their opponents into 9.7 turnovers per game while drawing 18.0 personal fouls. They are giving up 31.0% from 3-point land and they are ranked 229th in college basketball in opponents PPG (72.3). The Mavericks defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 39.9% (77 of 193) and they relinquish 34.3 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are 141st in college basketball in giving up assists with 33 conceded this year.

When they last played, the Arizona Wildcats went home victorious with a score of 97-59 when they played Southern. The Wildcats pulled down 34 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive rebounds totaling 47 in this contest. They also turned it over 23 times, while getting 7 steals in this matchup. Southern committed 27 personal fouls in the game which took the Wildcats to the free throw line for a total of 36 shots. They were able to knock down 28 of them for a clip of 77.8%. With regard to shots from beyond the perimeter, Arizona made 7 of 17 attempts (41.2%). Overall, the Wildcats shot 31 out of 58 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 53.4%. The Wildcats allowed Southern to knock down 20 out of 63 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 31.7% in the game. They shot 20.7% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 6 of 29 and finished the contest at 13 of 19 at the charity stripe (68.4%). Regarding team rebounding, Arizona permitted Southern to grab 23 overall (6 offensive).

Keshad Johnson ended up being a major contributor for the Wildcats in this game. He knocked down 6 of 8 in this game for a rate of 75.0%, and had 6 rebounds. He recorded 17 points in his 19 minutes of playing time, but didn't record an assist.

Arizona has a win-loss mark of 3-0 on the season. As an offensive team, the Wildcats are shooting 51.8% from the field, which is 41st in college basketball. Arizona has totaled 297 points on the season (99.0 per contest) and they grab 49.3 rebounds per contest. They are assisting teammates 21.3 times per game (12th in Division 1) and they turn it over 15.7 times per contest. The Wildcats have committed 16.3 personal fouls every game and they connect on 76.7% from the charity stripe.

The Wildcats on the defensive side of the court are 85th in college basketball in PPG allowed with 63.7. They are forcing 18.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 38.0% from the field (81st in college basketball). The Arizona defense surrenders 28.4% on three-point shots (21 of 74) and their opponents are connecting on 65.2% of their free throw shots. They allow 11.7 assists and 28.0 total boards per game, which ranks them 176th and 16th in college hoops.



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arxpert

Not impressed with Tommy's Army today. We were outplayed in the 1st half. Somehow UTA flatlined scoring only 2 points in the first 9 minutes or so of the 2nd half, but I have noticed we are struggling defensively VS Forwards that outsize Keshad and out-quick Ballo/Krivas. We don't have that true 6'8" or 6'9" Athletic Forward that can shut down the opponent's best player which is usually a Forward or oversized Guard. Very similar to how we got destroyed by the kid from Princeton last year. No answer for the "Tweener" SF/PF who can score in a multitude of ways.

Obviously we have a natural response to just outmatch opponents on offense, but this is a big observation that Tommy needs to figure out an answer to as we move toward opponents with high level athletes like Michigan St where we won't automatically overmatch anyone in that department.

LeftCoastCats

Quote from: arxpert on November 19, 2023, 07:12:11 PMNot impressed with Tommy's Army today. We were outplayed in the 1st half. Somehow UTA flatlined scoring only 2 points in the first 9 minutes or so of the 2nd half, but I have noticed we are struggling defensively VS Forwards that outsize Keshad and out-quick Ballo/Krivas. We don't have that true 6'8" or 6'9" Athletic Forward that can shut down the opponent's best player which is usually a Forward or oversized Guard. Very similar to how we got destroyed by the kid from Princeton last year. No answer for the "Tweener" SF/PF who can score in a multitude of ways.

Obviously we have a natural response to just outmatch opponents on offense, but this is a big observation that Tommy needs to figure out an answer to as we move toward opponents with high level athletes like Michigan St where we won't automatically overmatch anyone in that department.

I don't know, man. Keshad can legitimately guard 1-4 and can pressure a 7 footer enough due to athleticism. If Keshad is in foul trouble or has to sit for whatever reason - maybe?

There's a few issues we have, but defending big wings is not at the top.

I might be misunderstanding your post, because I feel like there's a presumption there are LeBron James archetypes lurking on the schedule or in college basketball generally.

If any one 6'8 guy is skilled enough to cause that much of a mismatch for Keshad, it'll have to be a team effort. Pelle is easily up for that task. Hell, our guards are hyper-athletic and they come in waves. Bringing someone as athletic and skilled as KJ or Bradley off the bench is unheard-of. With the eruption of Mount Krivas on the scene our center can play all out every second they're out there as both are worthy of 20 minutes per game. A fresh Ballo/Krivas coming at you for 40 minutes is really rather impossible to deal with.

We came out flat and remedied that. I think it was more mindset tonight than skill or athleticism. They came in there hungry, we started thinking we already won before it started. That said, I've never seen a more dominant defensive half of basketball. And 5+ of those minutes were deep bench players. It's really hard to handle us for 40 minutes. This team is a lot and will hurt you from every spot and every position on the court.

So, again - if Keshad's defense is our weakness/cause for concern, might as well start asking for our ring sizes.

KansasCityCats

Agreed.  Johnson is the one player that can guard almost anybody.  His footwork is strong enough to keep bigs out of the paint but if they get position, it's hard for him to block true 7-footers.

Krivas has shown his athleticism and can still defend the perimeter but he is just a freshman and has been caught out of position when opponents set high screens.  He'll learn as the season progresses, especially with Karnowski as the advisor/assistant.

arxpert

I'm just being realistic. Sure Keshad can play like a Draymond Green, but we still are going to have problems with teams who have good inside-out do-it-all PF's. Keshad can get 2 fouls slapped on him early and all of what you are saying disappears. Obviously the counter to all of this is to just overmatch opponents on offense, but as we saw vs Princeton, that 1 SF was killing everything Tommy threw at him and our shots didn't fall.

Any update on Henri Vessaar?

TooStonedCat

Quote from: arxpert on November 19, 2023, 07:12:11 PMNot impressed with Tommy's Army today. We were outplayed in the 1st half. Somehow UTA flatlined scoring only 2 points in the first 9 minutes or so of the 2nd half, but I have noticed we are struggling defensively VS Forwards that outsize Keshad and out-quick Ballo/Krivas. We don't have that true 6'8" or 6'9" Athletic Forward that can shut down the opponent's best player which is usually a Forward or oversized Guard. Very similar to how we got destroyed by the kid from Princeton last year. No answer for the "Tweener" SF/PF who can score in a multitude of ways.

Obviously we have a natural response to just outmatch opponents on offense, but this is a big observation that Tommy needs to figure out an answer to as we move toward opponents with high level athletes like Michigan St where we won't automatically overmatch anyone in that department.

Dude no matter how good the team is, no matter how much we stomp the other team, you're always going to find a negative with it. Shits Crazy AF..SMH

We're gonna win the Natty this year son, sit back and enjoy it WTH

arxpert

Quote from: TooStonedCat on November 20, 2023, 04:39:07 PM
Quote from: arxpert on November 19, 2023, 07:12:11 PMNot impressed with Tommy's Army today. We were outplayed in the 1st half. Somehow UTA flatlined scoring only 2 points in the first 9 minutes or so of the 2nd half, but I have noticed we are struggling defensively VS Forwards that outsize Keshad and out-quick Ballo/Krivas. We don't have that true 6'8" or 6'9" Athletic Forward that can shut down the opponent's best player which is usually a Forward or oversized Guard. Very similar to how we got destroyed by the kid from Princeton last year. No answer for the "Tweener" SF/PF who can score in a multitude of ways.

Obviously we have a natural response to just outmatch opponents on offense, but this is a big observation that Tommy needs to figure out an answer to as we move toward opponents with high level athletes like Michigan St where we won't automatically overmatch anyone in that department.

Dude no matter how good the team is, no matter how much we stomp the other team, you're always going to find a negative with it. Shits Crazy AF..SMH

We're gonna win the Natty this year son, sit back and enjoy it WTH

I speak the truth and if you think this team has no room to grow then I would say I think you are incorrect and perhaps too cocky. If Princeton didn't humble you then I don't think anything will, but everyone should be willing to acknowledge that this year's team is a massive work in progress. It just looks great when we win while learning the lessons. Tommy still has a lot of figure out with how to manage this roster properly. I think he is doing a good job of playing a deep roster and not abandoning anyone at the moment. We will see what he does and how the team does from here. There are plenty of tough games coming up to see what this team is made of. Barely winning @DUKE is not the end all to the season.