UA basketball: Miller looking for more depth

2013-02-18T22:00:00Z UA basketball: Miller looking for more depthBruce Pascoe Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
February 18, 2013 10:00 pm  • 

SALT LAKE CITY – When Jordin Mayes lofted a three-pointer that missed badly during the first half Sunday at Utah, Arizona Wildcats coach Sean Miller had seen enough.

“That was it,” Miller said. “Just because I’ve seen him shoot about 10 percent.”

Mayes, who is shooting 11.1 percent from three-point range in Pac-12 games, did not return to the game.

Of course, that’s a typical way for a coach to send a message to a struggling player. The problem is that Miller did not see anyone else, really, to turn to Sunday.

The Wildcats essentially had seven productive players in their 68-64 win over Utah, and no backcourt help off the bench whatsoever with Mayes out of the picture.

Miller said Sunday that he now intends to play reserve guard Gabe York more, which is what he said three weeks ago. Miller then played York sparingly during the Wildcats’ trip to Washington and WSU but not at all during the Wildcats’ past four games.

Known for preferring to have a set plan for his playing rotation heading into games, Miller did not want to shake that up Sunday even as the Wildcats shot 1 for 10 from three-point range in the second half.

Read more in Tuesday's Arizona Daily Star.

 

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Pac-12 basketball standings

  Conference Overall
Team W L T PCT W L T PCT
Stanford 0 0 0 0.000 4 0 0 1.000
Arizona 0 0 0 0.000 5 0 0 1.000
Washington 0 0 0 0.000 4 0 0 1.000
UCLA 0 0 0 0.000 4 1 0 0.800
Utah 0 0 0 0.000 3 1 0 0.750
California 0 0 0 0.000 3 1 0 0.750
Colorado 0 0 0 0.000 3 1 0 0.750
Arizona State 0 0 0 0.000 3 2 0 0.600
Oregon 0 0 0 0.000 3 2 0 0.600
Oregon State 0 0 0 0.000 3 2 0 0.600
USC 0 0 0 0.000 3 3 0 0.500
Washington State 0 0 0 0.000 1 3 0 0.250

AP Top 25


Pac-12 basketball schedule

Teams Date Time
San Jose State at
Washington
11/27 56-78
UC-Santa Barbara at
Washington State
11/27 71-43
North Dakota at
Utah
11/28 6:00 pm
Alabama State at
Utah
11/29 12:00 am
Colgate at
Arizona State
11/29 12:00 am
Lipscomb at
Colorado
11/30 12:00 pm
Stanford at
DePaul
11/30 12:00 pm
USC at
New Mexico
11/30 2:00 pm
California at
Fresno State
11/30 4:00 pm
Portland State at
Oregon
11/30 6:00 pm
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