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The replay I saw indicated one of the refs signaled it was good but he may have been focused on the line, not the time. Not sure who was in charge of looking at the clock. In any case, they all ran quickly to the monitor for a review, as they are supposed to.
The frustrating thing is that the Pac-12 officials coordinator was not available to comment on this, and UA deferred comment to the Pac-12, so nobody is saying exactly what happened or what the officials actually saw. We will probably never know.
If i had to guess I'd say 35%. I think if UA loses one of its big guys early that will increase those odds considerably.
In a way, all three of them. He was happy with Zeus but did not like his inability to convert the offensive boards and was happy with Ashley's offense but not his D. Not happy with anything with Jerrett, though Jerrett played well vs CU. (He's also clearly not happy with Chol, who missed some defensive assignments vs SDSU and has played sparingly since then)
That's a question we will ask him tomorrow for sure. Miller is a definite "system" guy though who does not change much so not sure if he'll want to expand that wrinkle.
No. If anything, I think Kevin Parrom will get more and more minutes.
Gordon's been pretty close to the vest on what he's looking for. But I do know, like most elite players, he wants a chance to make a big impact right away. (that's a big part of why elite guys wait til spring now -- to see who else is leaving). That's why I think if UA loses somebody this year early that will help.
Another question he will surely be asked. I don't think he'll change starters but do think he will alter the makeup of the rotation, again, with more minutes to Parrom. Wouldn't surprise me if he even plays Hill at the four if needed.
Louisville's schedule has been a bit harder and UA probably lost the "eyeball" test over the weekend with some voters by having close calls at home against two unranked teams on national television.
They have three potentially difficult road games coming up and it would be a big surprise if they did not lose one of them.
it was inconclusive as far as I could tell but, again, i don't know what the officials saw
Yeah probably true to some extent. They need the size from the freshmen but in crunch time it's almost always been the veterans making it happen.
Before the season, many of us said this is a team with an enviable mix of talent, size and experience -- which is why they're undefeated.
There's a good chance because if it's still an issue now at the halfway point, it's hard to imagine much improvement before the tournament. Nick Johnson is really the only stopper on the wing.
I think both Ashley and Tarczewski have shown enough flashes that they could be taken based on that potential (Jerrett has in smaller amounts) but I have not gotten any indication that they will. So far, I think both recognize they have work to do. But you never really know until March or April.
All three of those guys are considered potential 2014 first rounders FWIW
Both guys seem to be playing more tentative and without much confidence. As far as I know, Mayes foot is no longer a factor. Their progress is definitely something to keep an eye on.
I'm sure coaching scouts around the league will watch that Utah game video with great interest...
Not this year. they rotate it around Arizona and Doug Haller of the Republic has it now. Right now I'd go with UCLA and Oregon just outside the Top 25 if I was voting.
He will, and he is. He's on the floor at the end of games and averaging starter's minutes already.
As of now both guys seem to be committed and winning helps make everyone happy. But things could always change in the spring or next fall. You're right though that opportunity may not change much for either guy. However, they could play their way into more minutes -- Chol brings something UA doesn't have when he's playing well -- or get on the floor more if there is an injury or foul trouble.
He's definitely improved, has a terrific approach, and definitely will make some money next year. He probably has to play 3 in the NBA and still has more to prove there, so the rest of the season will be key for him.