The Aztecs and Wildcats are both undefeated at 4-0. One team will move to 5-0, and the other will taste the bitter fruit of humility.
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Battle of The Elites: Offense vs. Defense
Maui Jim Maui Invitational- Semifinals: San Diego State University Aztecs (4-0, 0-0 MW) vs. University of Arizona Wildcats (4-0, 0-0 PAC-12)
WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 22nd — 5:30pm HST / 7:30pm PST / 10:30pm EST
WHERE: Lahaina Civic Center, Lahaina, HI (2,400)
LIVE STREAM: fuboTV (Watch for free)
RADIO: 101.5 KGB / XTRA 1360 / iHeart Radio App
SERIES RECORD: This is the 32nd matchup between the Aztecs and the Wildcats. Arizona maintains a 24-7 series lead, and a 4-game winning streak.
LAST MEETING: Arizona defeated SDSU 61-59 on November 26, 2014
WEBSITES: GoAztecs.com, the official San Diego State athletics website; ArizonaWildcats.com, the official Ohio State athletics website.
ODDS: Arizona -1.5
Maui, HI- The #17 San Diego State Aztecs (4-0, 0-0 MW) will be seriously tested when they tip off against the #14 Arizona Wildcats (4-0, 0-0 Pac-12) in the 2022 Maui Jim Invitational semifinals on Tuesday night.
The Battle Of The Elites will once and for all tell us whether elite offense or elite defense prevails in the end.
SDSU: Elite Defense
SDSU advanced to the semifinals with a 88-77 victory (as a -5 favorite) over Ohio State Monday. The Aztecs held the Buckeyes to a 42.4% mark from the floor and 8 offensive boards. The Aztecs’ 88 points were a season-high.
Kenpom interprets this match as the No. 9 defense vs. the No. 4 offense. The Aztecs held an Ohio State team just outside the top 25 to 42.4 percent shooting and 7 of 22 behind the arc in the quarterfinals. The big difference maker, in the end, was bench scoring 41-27. That depth is a serious concern for Arizona in a tournament as intense as this year’s Maui Invitational. Brian Dutcher evenly applied his nine-man rotation, and the Aztecs had fresh legs and fresh shooters-…
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Author : Mountain West Wire
Publish date : 2022-11-23 00:35:39
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