March 7, 2007

Why Arizona can win the Pac-10 tournament

With the Pac-10 tournament set to start today, there are certain things that Arizona will need to do to win the championship. In fact, here are some reasons why Arizona could win the conference tournament.

  • Mustafa Shakur. Ok, so Shakur could be the main reason Arizona is going to lose against Oregon, but he could also be the reason the Wildcats roll into the championship. Shakur needs to simply play at the pace that best fits the team, rather then forcing it to such a degree that he has no control.

    Hate him or love him, Arizona is a much better team when Shakur is playing well. The ironic thing there is that it has seemingly been a while since he has done so. If Nic Wise plays like he did against Stanford, Shakur could feel some pressure. However, Arizona is going to go as far as Shakur takes it, whether that is a first round exit or a title.

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