5 Reasons Why Arizona Deserved the No. 1 Seed

5 Reasons Why Arizona Deserved the No. 1 Seed

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The Arizona Wildcats earned a number one seed in the NCAA tournament recently, and we will have to see if they can run the table on their region. They are certainly my pick to come out of it, but there is a reason that the games are played on the court. In the following slides, you will find five reasons why the Wildcats deserved their number one seed and could potentially make a run at the Final Four.

5. Competition

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5. Competition

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They have been tested against the best, and so do not think they should feel the pressure in the same way as other teams. We will have to see if their early season competition manages to help them out this March and hopefully April.

4. Strength of Schedule

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4. Strength of Schedule

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The Wildcats have had quite a few big wins this season, and they made absolute mincemeat of the Pac-12 in the regular season. It certainly bears mentioning, but it does not give them any added advantage in a single elimination tournament. I still like their chances.

3. Composure Over Time

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3. Composure Over Time

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Head coach Sean Miller is a master of teaching his team lessons over the course of the season, and that should pay off for the head coach when it comes to March basketball. He is relying on a lot of young talent, but they are much wiser than their years.

2. Aaron Gordon

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2. Aaron Gordon

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You knew he would make an appearance on this list, but doesn't he always seem to get lost in the
Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker shuffle? Gordon should go in the lottery of next summer's draft though, and whoever lands him will be getting a high flying talent.

1. Sean Miller

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1. Sean Miller

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In my opinion, he should be the Pac 12 coach of the year, and he should make a huge difference for the Wildcats this spring. He has done a fantastic job in recruiting the West Coast lately, and that should keep his squad on top of the conference for the foreseeable future.

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