From Sean Miller’s perspective the change in play for the Cats lies on the defensive side of the ball, “Our defense has been what has gotten us to this point, our last two losses our defense had a very hard time getting stops.”
“We wouldn’t be the team we are today and have the record we have if teams would have shot like this against us. We’ve played against some of the best teams in this country and our defense has held up. Tonight, it didn’t. … From our standpoint, we have to get back when we play Utah,” Miller said. Offensively the Cats haven’t been much better, in the last game shooting only 5-19 from 3pt range and 22-52 in field goals.
Miller has also hinted at changing the starting five after the Colorado game. Consistent struggles before the first media time out force the Cats to have to claw their way out of early holes.
The Utes are coming off a 60-55 win on Wednesday against the Sun Devils. Jason Washburn has been playing well for the Utes, scoring 26 points in their victory over the Sun Devils. Angelo Chol could play a part today on slowing him down.
“It’s never as bad as it seems and the sky isn’t falling,” Miller said. “There aren’t a lot of teams right now that are headed where we’re headed and no question there’s bumps in the road over a long season.” Hopefully the Cats can right the ship with a win today over the Utes.