Found October 27, 2011 on The Sports Bank:
Imagine my pleasant surprise when I saw on Twitter that Arizona‘s exhibition game was being televised Thursday evening.  Imagine my shocked reaction when I watched the Wildcats lose to Division II Seattle Pacific, 69-68.  Welcome to the 2011-2012 college basketball season! The sky isn’t falling though.  It happens every preseason.  Two years ago, Syracuse was stunned in an exhibition game by D-II school, Le Moyne.  ‘Cuse went on to win the Big East that season.  In 2007, Michigan State was upset by Grand Valley State.  The Spartans made the Sweet 16 that year. How sorely did ‘Zona miss Derrick Williams though?  Their offensive execution was horrendous until the final five minutes when they started knocking down some jump shots.  They also missed his presence on the defensive end and glass as the Wildcats just lacked any real effort for most of the game, getting beat up on the boards. There is obviously going to be a learning curve for Arizona playing without Williams and starting p...

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Exhibition loss exposes Wildcats' flaws

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