Arrow-right Camera


Thu., Feb. 1, 2007, 6:04 p.m.

Cougs need to slow down UA offense


At its essence, WSU success has to do with tempo. All year long the Cougars have forced faster-paced teams to play at their speed.

Thus far tonight, that's not happening.

No, Arizona isn't running a fast-break clinic, but the Wildcats are playing faster than they did in Pullman, even in the half court.

The cuts are sharper, the passes crisper, the play better. The Cougars are going to have to pick up the physical nature of their defense, moving their feet better, beating the Cats to spots and making them force their way through. That will slow them down.

And help WSU control tempo.

You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to SportsLink

SportsLink is your portal into sports news around the Inland Northwest and beyond. You'll find updates, notes and opinions, and plenty of reader feedback.

Looking for a Grip on Sports?

Vince Grippi's daily take on all things regional sports has been moved to our main sports section online. You can find a collection of these columns here.