SAN DIEGO -- Sean Miller is 1-2 at Arizona against San Diego State and has a really bad taste in his mouth about the last time he visited Viejas Arena.
So it was no surprise that he spoke highly of the Aztecs this week, even if SDSU lost four key players from last season.
"They have a tremendous program and to me they really solidified themselves as a national program and are one of the powerhouses on the West Coast," Miller said. "Although they lost a lot of key parts from a year ago, they now have it to where they have role players from the previous year being more assertive a year later. They added one of the great players in college basketball in Josh Davis. He’s a handful.
"(Departed guard) Chase Tapley -- what a great career he had at San Diego State. Anyone who plays them has to be just relieved that he’s no longer a part of their team. But Xavier Thames been around and he’s played against us a number of times. He's an older experienced palyer, an all-conference type of point guard and you just don’t find that type of experience and quality at that position.
"In watching them, I'm very very impressed with them."
Arizona will wear red road jerseys tonight.
DirecTV subscribers are invited to watch tonight's game (8 p.m.), which is on CBS Sports Network, with Rich Waltz and Doug Gottlieb making the call.
In 247 Sports' Crystal Ball, 83 percent of pollsters said Stanley Johnson is going to Arizona as of midday today.
While discussing Johnson, PGU looks at whether there is really a "pipeline" between UA and the Oakland Soldiers or Findlay Prep.
Former UA recruiting target Michael Humphrey signed his LOI for Stanford.
Washington suffered a big blow when forward Jernard Jarreau learned he'd miss the season with a knee injury.
ESPN staffers discuss Arizona-SDSU and a couple of underachieving UA opponents on its Daily Word.
Transfers (who else?) carried Oregon again in a win over Western Carolina.
Oregon State managed to beat Portland.
Colorado won ugly against Wyoming.
Jordan Hill has solidified a spot in the Lakers' rotation.