Starting 5: Syracuse vs. Arizona? Small nod goes to Wildcats
January 18, 2014INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
1. Arizona vs. Syracuse, neutral court. Who wins and why?
DeCourcy: The toughest part of that question is never knowing how a player will react to facing a capable zone defense, and Syracuse’s is much more than capable.
If it were just two teams playing man defense, Arizona has better players by a razor-thin margin. If we were doing a draft of the two teams based on how they’ve played this year, say, two of my first three picks—and three of the first five—would be Wildcats. (Nick Johnson, C.J. Fair, Aaron Gordon, Tyler Ennis, T.J McConnell).