Arizona guard Allonzo Trier (35) gets small to slice his way into the lane between Texas A&M guard Admon Gilder (3), left, and guard Duane Wilson (13) in the first half of their game in the Valley of the Sun Shootout at Talking Stick Resort Arena, Tuesday, December 5, 2017, Phoenix, Ariz.

The Arizona Wildcats improved to 6-3 this season — and grabbed a much-needed marquee win — on Tuesday, when they beat No. 7 Texas A&M 67-64 at the Valley of the Sun Shootout in Phoenix. The UA will host Alabama (6-2) in McKale Center on Saturday night, but will they be at full strength? Read Bruce Pascoe's notebook to find out.