TUCSON, Ariz. -- This will tell most everything about Arizona's day against California on Sunday afternoon: on its final three shots they didn't have a chance, two of which were air balls.
Anything else? Seventh-ranked Arizona couldn't stop the best offensive player in the Pac-12 Conference Allen Crabbe and it had no "answer for Cal's excellence."
The result was Arizona losing for the first time in two weeks and for only the third time this season, 77-69, in McKale Center. Arizona is now 20-3 overall.
Arizona's luster faded faster than a Southern Arizona tan in early February.
"They scored more points per possession than any single team that has played us this year," Arizona coach Sean Miller said, putting the number at 1.1 to 0.94. "Some of that has to do with us breaking down. But we had no answer for those guys."
Why not switch to a zone? Well, because Arizona would have been out of its comfort zone had it gone to a zone. It's primarily a man-to-man team. It'll live and die ...