January 17, 2007

Coaches dismiss fatigue factor

The local media, clearly to Lute Olson's dismay, has spent a lot of time lately talking about the possibility of fatigue playing afactor in Arizona's disappointing performances over the past few games.

Arizona has dropped two out of its last three games and struggled in its loan win, an 83-72 victory over lowly Oregon State. Shots aren't falling and the Wildcats haven't done a good job of executing down the stretch.

However, at his Tuesday press conference, Olson was vocal about the fact that the way Arizona relies on its starters isn't unlike other schools in the Pac-10.

"A lot has been said by the media about the amount of time our guys are playing," Olson said… "Check with the other teams in the league and you can find the same situation is true in almost every case… If it's an issue with us, it's an issue with everybody."

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