ARIZONA-CLEVELAND STATE MATCHUPby Steve Rivera on Mar. 21, 2009, under Sports
Citizen Staff Writer
Backcourt: UA may be overmatched because Cleveland State has two quality guards in Cedric Jackson and Norris Cole to go against Nic Wise. The Cats need a strong effort from Kyle Fogg. Edge: Even
Frontcourt: Jordan Hill’s size will be a plus for UA. He should have an advantage over J’Nathan Bullock, a 6-foot-5, 240-pounder. CSU might use 6-9 Chris Moore to guard Hill, but he does not have Hill’s ability. This game should be a perfect fit for UA’s Jamelle Horne. And expect another strong game from UA’s Chase Budinger. Edge: UA
Defense: The Vikings create turnovers. UA will have it tough with every possession. UA’s defense with the zone will be key. Can it limit CSU’s treys? I’d says yes because CSU doesn’t shoot very well from that range. Edge: Even.
Outcome: The unbelievable story that is Arizona hoops will continue. Arizona should be able to handle the Vikings. But it won’t be easy. It’ll be a fun game to watch. First one to 73 wins. UA by 6