The normally mild-mannered Rawle Alkins (on the court anyway) told us reporters last week that we’ll see a different side of him when Arizona wins. This is that side.
Charles Barkley continues to be a huge Arizona fan (seems to be every season) and Kenny Smith is a Rawle Alkins believer:
Barkley on UA: "I love this team."
Kenny Smith: "My favorite player is Alkins … his versatility is pretty impressive as a young player."
So much for NCAA tournament jitters for Arizona’s freshmen.
Arizona's freshmen trio of Alkins (8-8), Markkanen (8-12) and Simmons (2-3) shoot a combined 18-of-23 in Big Dance debut. #BearDown
Flipping the switch on offense at the right time
#ArizonaWildcats shooting in the past 7 games:
204 of 395
UA in postseason: 92 pts vs. Colorado, 86 vs. UCLA, 83 vs. Oregon & 94 and counting vs. North Dakota. "Flipped the switch" as PJC called it.
Sean Miller is raking it in with each step
Arizona beats North Dakota to reach NCAA round of 32. That means $25K bonus for coach Sean Miller, who's at $215,000 in bonuses so far
“Gotta be locked in”
“A good defense leads to a good offense”
Arizona hitting on all cylinders
More of the #SavageLife
Alkins may be a freshman but he’s wise beyond his years
This was a long time coming. Remember how Kobi Simmons made a significant impact on games. He can do that in March Madness.
Kobi Simmons checks in and immediately makes a back-cut for a dunk. Good to see him get on the board. pic.twitter.com/sNy2QdjAbQ
Lance Briggs with his customary “Zona. All. Day” tweet after a win