Arizona Vs. North Dakota Live Stream
- Author: Joanne Flowers Mar 17, 2017,
Mar 17, 2017, 13:52
What: No. 2 Arizona (30-4) vs.
Junior Tum Tum Nairn, who shares point-guard responsibilities with Winston, leads the Spartans with 92 tournament minutes, including 19 as a freshman against Duke in the 2015 Final Four, in six games. The Wildcats have advanced to the Elite Eight three times under coach Sean Miller, but have not reached the Final Four since 2001.
The Arizona Wildcats are a very athletic and versatile team. The 7-foot Markkanen has been compared to Dirk Nowitzki and is expected to be a top-10 pick in the National Basketball Association draft.
The freshman who had scored in double figures just once all season - on December 1 against Rice - scored 16 points against the Longhorns, making all four of this three-point attempts and 6-of-7 shots, overall.
His Fighting Hawks have a chance to pull off another big upset in a month and sport that gets marked by them every year. Despite an impressive four loss season, the Wildcats find themselves on the two line behind an excellent Gonzaga Bulldogs team.
"I don't think they can cut basketball now", Baldwin said with a grin.
Thursday's game comes down to whether UND can hang with Arizona on the boards.
If Michigan State could stitch its best stretches from each game into a 40-minute tournament template, there's no reason to believe it can't play up to the level of the 1 seeds. Markkanen led UA with 16 points and six rebounds in the half, while Alkins added nine.
"Kadeem seems like always in the play, whether it's a big rebound, a defensive stop, a good pass, he does everything".
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The Wildcats have gone 18-14-2 ATS and 16-17-1 against the O/U. Furthermore, they enter the tournament on a high note with back-to-back wins against UCLA and OR, one of the nation's top teams.
North Dakota punched their first-ever ticket by winning the AAC Championship, knocking off the SMU Mustangs.
Lyons scored 27 points on 12-of-17 shooting against the Crimson, but while that was his most efficient and highest scoring game of the tournament, the fact that it was against lesser competition bumps it down a notch here.
Arizona and Saint Mary's haven't played since 2005 when the Wildcats took a 75-61 victory. The Wildcats bowed out in the first round previous year and will make sure they play with effort.
Arizona jumped out to an early lead and took a 47-34 advantage into the break, with their size, shooting and athleticism proving to be too much for the slower Bulldogs. As for the total points, you should take the overs.
"For us, building on that confidence and taking that type of confidence into our first game, no question we want to build on that in Salt Lake, and the momentum, we want to keep it going".