The Arizona Wildcats smacked Long Beach State 91-56 Wednesday, snapping the three-game losing streak. Check out the best videos of the postgame press conference.
Lack of effort
By Justin Spears / Arizona Daily Star
It was expected for Arizona to come out Wednesday and take the matchup against Long Beach State personal considering the Wildcats lost three consecutive games in the Bahamas.
It wasn't even close, not even a little bit.
Arizona routed the 49ers 91-56 behind Allonzo Trier's 15-point performance on 6 of 7 shooting. Freshman Deandre Ayton went a perfect 6 of 6 shooting with 13 points and nine rebounds.
The major point of emphasis for the Cats after returning from the Bahamas was defense. Long Beach State had 19 turnovers and Arizona had nine steals and was plus-nine in defensive rebounding.
However, head coach Sean Miller wasn't pleased with Arizona's effort level, which called for an interesting press conference. Miller was riled up, bothered and concerned for the Wildcats' effort level in the Battle 4 Atlantis as well as Wednesday night's game.
Trier, Parker Jackson-Cartwright and Miller spoke after the game, here's what they had to say:
Arizona is 'not that talented'
Sean Miller on PJC’s defensive role and makes a BOLD statement on where the Wildcats are in the season: “We’re not that talented.” pic.twitter.com/WLgCSHi6U5— The Wildcaster (@TheWildcaster) November 30, 2017
SportsCenter doesn't care about unranked teams
Freshmen production and defense
Allonzo Trier and PJC on the freshmen getting active and the team emphasizing on defense: pic.twitter.com/lVlcFcLAg0— The Wildcaster (@TheWildcaster) November 30, 2017
Home or away: the basket is always the same
Allonzo Trier says it doesn’t matter whether Arizona plays at home or on the road, shooting efficiency is all the same. PJC also touches on the improved 3-point shooting tonight against LBSU. pic.twitter.com/JQW954gsd1— The Wildcaster (@TheWildcaster) November 30, 2017
Arizona needs Rawle Alkins back
Sean Miller says Arizona doesn’t play with effort and is eager to get Rawle Alkins back in the lineup. Also says PJC “injected” life into the Cats in the second half. pic.twitter.com/esd5L6yIWd— The Wildcaster (@TheWildcaster) November 30, 2017
Alkins helps the solution
Sean Miller on team’s effort and says Rawle Alkins returning is “a part of the solution.” pic.twitter.com/29wOgmZRWI— The Wildcaster (@TheWildcaster) November 30, 2017
Player rankings don't matter anymore
Sean Miller says rankings in recruiting doesn’t matter and says “just because you wear the uniform, doesn’t mean you get to play.” Compares it to trick-or-treating. pic.twitter.com/3D7wMChark— The Wildcaster (@TheWildcaster) November 30, 2017