Ristic also has four rebounds already.
Arizona's big men dominated so far: Ristic and Markkanen each have six points.
Arizona takes a timeout here, leading 14-10 with 14:42 left in the first half.
I've noticed PJC is out here dropping dimes with his left hand. Already has a few very nice lefty passes.
Dusan with a big block down low. Early observation: Sacred Heart is quite overmatched here.
The Freight Train is at it early here in the first half.
Off-ball foul called on Sacred Heart. Arizona gets the ball.
Markkanen knocks down both of his FTs.
The fact that Markkanen is 7-feet tall and can make you fall for the head fake behind the 3-point line is amazing.
Alkins to Markkanen down low for the bucket. UA leads 4-0 early.
And we're underway! Markkanen wins the tip.
Starters taking the floor. Time for some hoops!
Normally whoever they have on the pregame video saying things like "69 NBA draft picks" or "16 Sweet 16s" has a very serious, straight face. Except for Rondae. He can barely contain his smile.
Starting Wildcats now being introduced.
Starters for Sacred Heart now being introduced.
Wildcats coming out of the tunnel now.
One thing the Arizona Wildcats never lack: A super hyped pregame video.
Less than five minutes. Who wants to share their final score prediction?
National anthem complete. Just under 10 minutes until tipoff.
Hello my fellow fan-chat friends. Thanks for choosing to spend your Friday evening with me! We've got about 15 minutes until tipoff, so let's share our final score predictions. My guess: Arizona 89, Sacred Heart 51. What do you all think the final score will be? Let me know!
UPDATE: Tipoff will actually be a little later than 8 p.m. The countdown clock here in McKale Center reads 17:30 left until tipoff.
No changes in starters from last game for Miller's squad. PJC, Simmons, Alkins, Markkanen and Ristic.