Results from the preseason and overseas exhibitions in August need to be kept in their context.
Many times, D-1 college teams that travel abroad every four years face opponents that don't match up with the competition that they will meet in the upcoming season.
But, for a team like Arizona, who has a senior-transfer point guard in Mark Lyons and an elite-level incoming recruiting class, even a practice game in the Bahamas is a nice opportunity to get a preview of how things might shape up in the future.
Arizona annihilated a squad called the Real Deal Shockers on Saturday 136-66.
Here are 10 positive take-aways from the Wildcats initial performance of the 2012-13 schedule.