The last time WSU faced Arizona, in a game the Cougars won 77-73 in overtime, junior Derrick Low had a game he would rather forget.
The usually sharp-shooting guard was 1 for 12 from the field and finished with four points. He did, however, hit two key free throws in crunch time.
Can he bounce back tonight, so that Daven Harmeling, 28 points that night, won’t have to carry the outside offense himself?
The last time Arizona played, the Wildcats were hammered by North Carolina 92-64, Arizona’s worst defeat at home in the Lute Olson era.
The 20th-ranked Wildcats were 1 for 23 from beyond the 3-point arc and lost star Marcus Williams with a twisted ankle for a while. He is not starting tonight, but is expected to play.
Can they bounce back tonight, and keep the Cougars from sweeping the season series for the first time since 1983?
We’ll know in about two hours.
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