Colorado Vs. Arizona

Arizona is favored tonight by 2 points over the visiting Colorado Buffaloes with the over/under currently set at 138 total points. Both teams are 6-1 coming into tonight. Colorado’s only loss was an ugly one to Tennessee in which they scored only 47 points on 33% shooting. Arizona’s loss was to Stanford by 3 points. The Buffs are a very good team with depth and one the Pac12’s best players in McKinley Wright who is averaging 16pts, 5 rebounds, and 6 assists per game this year. They also have good interior size and play with 7 footer Dallas Walton and … Continue reading Colorado Vs. Arizona

Montana Vs. Arizona

Arizona is favored in tonight’s matchup with the Montana Grizzlies by 14.5 points, with the over/under set at 133.5. By the numbers, Montana plays at a pretty slow pace. They are 280th in the country with 68.7 possessions per 40 minutes. They are 211th at 98.2 points per 100 possessions. Defensively they are 111th allowing 97.3 pts. per 100 possessions. As for the Wildcats tempo, they are 199th in the country with 70.2 possessions per 40 minutes. They have, however, been putting up a decent amount of points and are ranked 50th scoring 108.3 points per 100 possessions. On defense … Continue reading Montana Vs. Arizona

Arizona Vs. Stanford

The 5-0 Arizona Wildcats travel to California to play the 3-2 Stanford Cardinal. The Cardinal are favored by 2.5 points with the Over/Under set at 135.5. Stanford’s two losses this year were to North Carolina and Indiana. In their previous game against UTEP, the Wildcats did not make a 3 point shot. 0 for 9. The last time that happened for the Wildcats was January 4th, 2009. Against? The Stanford Cardinal. In that game they were 0 for 8 with Chase Budinger going 0-3, Jamelle Horn 0-2, and Nic Wise, Brendon Lavender, and Kyle Fogg each going 0-1. Arizona is … Continue reading Arizona Vs. Stanford

Kansas Vs. Texas Tech

Both Kansas and Texas Tech are 6-1 heading into tonight’s game in Lubbock. Texas Tech is currently -3 according to oddsmakers with the over/under for the game set at a total of 134.5 points. In recent years, this match-up has been one of great offense versus great defense. Not that Tech doesn’t have a good offense or that KU doesn’t have good defense, but so far this year the Jayhawks are averaging 81.6 points per game while the Red Raiders are 4th in the nation allowing only 51.6 points per game to their opponents. KU is ranked 31st shooting 40% … Continue reading Kansas Vs. Texas Tech

Free throws (and lay-ups) are NOT easy!

One of the more frustrating myths in basketball–especially at the youth level– is that shooting free throws is easy.  The MOST frustrating myth at the youth level is that Lay-Ups are easy. We might be able to argue that free throws and lay-ups are missed so frequently because the players are told that these shots are easy. Two things happen when a player is told that a shot is easy.  1) They won’t practice them as seriously or as regularly as they should.  And why should they?  If something is easy there is no reason to practice it that often … Continue reading Free throws (and lay-ups) are NOT easy!