TUCSON Speed thrills. And lets face facts, Arizona has had its share of thrills early in this basketball season.
Edge-of-your-seat and "what-just-happened?" moments -- for better and worse.
Consider it the gift -- and curse -- of youth, all the while attempting to play at a breakneck speed.
But thats how it figures to be this year, given the Wildcats lack of experience and size.
From a size perspective, they are reminiscent of the 1996-97 Wildcats. Not since then has UA been so height deprived in the key spots.
First, however, lets get something straight. This wont be a comparison between this team and the 1997 national champions.
No Arizona team will ever compare until it wins the NCAA title.
But there is a similarity in style. Arizona is trying emphasis on trying - to play small ball, and not because it wants to, but because it has to. Sean Miller believes he has no choice. Lute Olson believed it 15 years ago, and it worked out. Its about playing to your personnel.