Arizona-Texas Tech pregame: Will Wildcats be focused?

2013-12-03T12:50:00Z 2013-12-03T18:04:18Z Arizona-Texas Tech pregame: Will Wildcats be focused?Bruce Pascoe Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

So, after an emotional high in New York, a long overnight plane flight home Saturday morning and a No. 2 national ranking on Monday, the Arizona Wildcats host Texas Tech tonight.

Will they be focused?

Sean Miller was confident when he spoke to reporters Monday, after holding a practice Sunday.

"I liked our team's attitude," he said. "You can kind of sense when a team’s not ready. But we were ready in practice (Sunday). We were ready. Hopefully we can have another good day of practice. Anytime you play against a Tubby Smith-coached team, they’re more than capable of winning any game on their schedule so we have to be ready to go."

We had a chat with Smith about his exit from Minnesota and quick move to Lubbock. There's also a story on UA's lofty position these days.

Today's game will be at 7 p.m. on Pac-12 Networks with J.B. Long and Matt Muehlebach making the call.

Here's the official game notes from Texas Tech and Arizona.

Nick Johnson was nominated for an NABC charity award.

Fox Sports Arizona has a look at UA's freshmen.

SB Nation broke down what Aaron Gordon and Jabari Parker did last week.

Dick Vitale is raving about Sean Miller.

USA Today has an in-depth look at what Josh Pastner has been going through in Memphis.

Cal took care of UC Irvine.

Spencer Dinwiddie toned it down a bit before Colorado faces Colorado State this time.  The in-state cousins will meet at 7 p.m. on ESPN3.

Other Pac-12 games tonight:

UC Santa Barbara at UCLA, 9 p.m. (Pac-12 Networks)

Utah at Boise State, 8 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)

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