2014 NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 Picks – San Diego State at Arizona

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San Diego State Aztecs at Arizona Wildcats
Date and Time:
Thursday 3/27/14 at 10:17pm on TBS

Game Line: Arizona -7.5 (from JustBet)
Over/Under: 121.5
Thursday Sweet 16 San Diego State Aztecs at Arizona Wildcats Analysis: Arizona and San Diego State are back on familiar ground in the Sweet 16 of the tournament.  San Diego State lost a heartbreaker to future National Champion Connecticut as a two seed while Arizona has been to the Sweet 16 three times in four years.  This time around, one of them will be going home early.  Thursday night’s semifinal is a rematch between the two teams that played on November 14, albeit a lifetime ago in college basketball.  The Wildcats won on the road 69-60 after leading by 14 in the first half and then withstanding an Aztec rally that cut the deficit to four.  Nick Johnson had 23 points and Aaron Gordon added 16 for Arizona, who went on to win 20 straight and remain ranked first for eight straight weeks.  Arizona wants to reach the final four for the first time under coach Sean Miller who has gotten the Arizona program to an elite level.  San Diego State coach Steve Fisher is transforming their program as well, they reached the Sweet 16 for the first time just a few years ago and hadn’t won a tournament game in their 40 years of Division I ball before he took over.  Defense will be at a premium in the matchup, with both teams holding opponents under 40 percent shooting. The Wildcats lead the nation in defensive efficiency, allowing 87.2 points per 100 possessions, while San Diego State allows 90.3 points. The Aztecs are stingy beyond the arc, limiting opponents to 28 percent from 3-point range while doubling the number of steals by their opponents.  Offensively, both teams are dead even, allowing only 56.6 points per game. Arizona is coming off a 23-point win over Gonzaga. The Wildcats scored 31 points off the Zags’ 21 turnovers, including 15 steals. SDSU had a combined 17 turnovers in its first two NCAA wins.  Both schools figure to be well represented in the red-clad stands. San Diego State fans have a 90-mile trip up the freeway, while Arizona boosters have packed the West Regional in recent years.  Having the extra few days to prepare will help the smaller San Diego State team and they will play feisty defense, limiting Arizona’s possessions and keeping this a low scoring game. 
San Diego State Aztecs at Arizona WildcatsNCAA Basketball Picks: San Diego State +7.5 and under 121.5
San Diego State Aztecs at Arizona Wildcats Game Prediction: 60-55 Arizona
What to expect in this NCAA Tournament match up: Arizona outclasses San Diego State in talent, but the fact that they really only play six guys will hurt them late in the game and let the Aztecs get back into the game for a backdoor cover.  Their legnth and intensity on defense will wear Arizona down and if they can get the Wildcats into foul trouble late they will make this game interesting in the last few minutes.  This will be a defensive grinder with both teams using as much of the shot clock as possible and limiting their opponents chances.

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