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How to watch and what to expect when No. 15 Arizona hosts No. 18 Oregon


The week started with No. 15 Arizona taking on No. 2 Stanford. It ends with the Wildcats playing No. 18 Oregon. Giving Utah its first loss of the season next week is the team of No. 8 Utah and Colorado. This is the Pac-12 Women’s Basketball.

The good thing is that Oregon and Oregon are not completely different. Burns is particularly profitable because he doesn’t believe that just focusing on an opponent will get them where they need to be.

“Both Oregon and Oregon State are… big,” said Arizona head coach Adya Burns“The good thing is they’re both running a lot of pick and roll. They do some similar things. So preparation isn’t like day and night. But I think it would be hard if one team put the ball up, so I don’t think the difference would be that dramatic, but the focus for us is [after the Stanford game] There were some things we had to work on. One is obviously boxing out and there are some other disciplines that we can control and work on and at this point at Oregon State he’s more important than running 10 plays That’s what I saw on Monday. ”

Ducks brings a talented team, but lacks depth. Like Arizona, they lost an expected frontcourt starter before the season started.For them it was 6ft 7 Sedona Prince. They are recovering well thanks to freshman play Grace Vanslotenplayed with a wildcat Kailyn Gilbert at IMG Academy last season. VanSlooten and his fellow freshmen Kennedy Basham enter the sophomore center Filipina Kiei It’s scary when there’s a young group inside.

Duck length could be a problem for the “Cats” who have battled Kansas, Stamford and Oregon State, all three of which featured big posts that plagued Arizona. UA was able to beat OSU, who is as big as Oregon but young.

Oregon’s bench was cut short with the departure of guard Jenna Isai. She recently left her program and announced a move to BYU last week. That leaves nine players on the Ducks roster. Most coaches don’t use more than that on a regular basis, but Isai said he played more than 19 minutes and fouled him so that he wouldn’t be on the bench in case of trouble.

But Arizona has similar problems.state of Maya Nnaji is still unknown. She didn’t play against Oregon State. After that game, Burns found her freshman post on concussion protocol.

If Nnaji can’t play on Sunday, Arizona’s tallest player available is Kate Reese When Esmery MartinezOregon counters with 6-foot-8 Kiei, 6-foot-7 Basham, and 6-foot-3 Van Roten with just 10 fouls. As they played against his OSU, Helena Pueyo When Maddie Connor to the 4th position while Reese and Martinez played in the 5th position.

Playing against Oregon State wasn’t easy reagan beer When Jelena Mitrovic on friday.

“It hurt without Maya today,” Barnes said after the game. “Maya was supposed to be back on Sunday, but… Kate and Esmery had to play a lot of time fighting the bigger posts and embodying Beale. We had to put it on 4 which was a little tough, normally we do it for a few minutes but today it wasn’t easy to do for a good amount of time. We found a way to go short-handed and Maya plays 15, 17 minutes for us.”

No. 18 Oregon Ducks (12-3, 3-1 Pac-12) @ No. 15 Arizona Wildcats (13-2, 3-1 Pac-12)

when: Sunday, January 8, 5:00 PM MST

Where: McKale Center in Tucson, Arizona.

tv set: ESPN2

Streaming: watch ESPN

wireless: Listen to Derrick Palmer’s Call Online varsity network Or on the radio at KTUC 1400 AM.

statistics: Arizona live stats

Ranking: Arizona ranks 15th. Associated Press And No.13 by WBCAOregon is ranked 18th by media and 17th by coaches.

Computers are more ducks than voters.Oregon is 10th on the net When by her hoop statsWildcats are #27 on NET and #25 according to Hoop Stats.

predict: her hoop stats project Oregon wins this game wherever it plays. At the McKale Center, Dax’s winning percentage is his 56.4%, according to Statistics Service. However, the victory point difference is only 1.6 points. The point total is predicted to be 135.6 points.

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