December 5, 2006
Arizona vs. Louisville: Keys to the game
Even though beating Illinois was certainly a tough game for Arizona, beating Louisville in New York will be just as difficult, if not more so.
Here are the five keys to success for Arizona:
1. Contain the inside
If Arizona thought containing Illinois' big men was difficult, Louisville also provides a tough challenge. Louisville's boasts Juan Palacios, a 6-foot-8, 250-pound forward that leads the team in rebounds. The game will also see the debut of Derrick Caracter, a 6-foot-8, 280-pound freshman that is bound to give opposing teams fits.
Palacios may be more dangerous to the Wildcats than Caracter because Caracter may not be in good enough shape to stay on the court with the Wildcats. Palacios, on the other hand, will be a very difficult matchup. He is very aggressive on the glass and will certainly require Arizona's attention in offensive sets as well.
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