The Arizona Wildcats held a press conference Tuesday to preview their first road trip of Pac-12 play against Utah and Colorado.
Rocky Mountain trip
By Justin Spears / Arizona Daily Star
No. 14 Arizona is coming off a boosting week after beating No. 4 Arizona State at McKale Center in thrilling fashion behind Deandre Ayton's 23-point and 19-rebound performance. Now, the fun begins.
The Wildcats now face their first conference road trip of the season with Utah (10-3, 2-0 Pac-12) on Thursday at 7 p.m. on ESPN and Colorado (8-6, 0-2 Pac-12) on Saturday at 12 p.m., which will be aired on Pac-12 Networks.
Head coach Sean Miller and reserve guard Dylan Smith held a press conference on Tuesday, take a look at what they had to say.
Dylan Smith's perspective of the anticipation of playing ASU
Dylan Smith on the environment against ASU and the game itself was matched with UNLV in terms of hype and anticipation. pic.twitter.com/YocSyF8GgP— The Wildcaster (@TheWildcaster) January 2, 2018
Previewing the Rocky Mountain trip
Sean Miller on looking ahead to Colorado and Utah: pic.twitter.com/IktZ0D78sP— The Wildcaster (@TheWildcaster) January 2, 2018
Dylan Smith says Sean Miller reminds the team all the time about the Bahamas trip and the Cats are completely different since then. pic.twitter.com/5mYgduNzYd— The Wildcaster (@TheWildcaster) January 2, 2018
Sean Miller on the development of Dylan Smith. Miller also says Alex Barcello was starting to his stride, but was “derailed” by his ankle injury. pic.twitter.com/PsHRM3tEeC— The Wildcaster (@TheWildcaster) January 2, 2018
Transitioning from North Carolina to Arizona
Dylan Smith talks about transitioning from North Carolina to Arizona and says it wasn’t a culture shock other than the weather. pic.twitter.com/GzsYVqHDG6— The Wildcaster (@TheWildcaster) January 2, 2018
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PJC: The quiet leader
Sean Miller on Parker Jackson-Cartwright’s quiet leadership. pic.twitter.com/I9IplzdFZc— The Wildcaster (@TheWildcaster) January 2, 2018
What did Miller learn from the last trip two seasons ago?
Sean Miller on what he remembered about getting swept by Colorado and Utah two seasons ago: “No, that’s like 15 years ago. That’s so irrelevant to the world today. Obama used to be the president, Trump is now. Khalil Tate is the quarterback. I remember Gronkowski was here...” pic.twitter.com/vdIurIvW52— Justin Spears (@JustinESports) January 2, 2018