There comes a time in every season when freshmen stop being freshmen, and Arizona coach Sean Miller says his young ‘uns have reached the tipping point.
He talked to his freshman quartet about that on the Washington road trip as the Wildcats swept the two games for the first time since 2006.
“All that experience will start to benefit us, and the biggest reason is they’re the greatest kids in the world and they work so hard,” Miller said Saturday night on his postgame radio show on 1290-AM after a 79-65 victory over Washington State.
“It’s just a matter of time as they continue to get better.”
Center Kaleb Tarczewski (6.2 points, 5.8 rebounds per game) is in his best stretch of the season. He has scored 10 points — matching his career high — in three consecutive games.
“The team is doing a great job of getting me the ball in positions I can score,” Tarczewski said in a postgame interview with 1290-AM’s Matt Muehlebach.
“Coach has been calling a few plays to get me the ball down low, and I’m trying to capitalize on that unselfishness by the rest of the team.”