Arizona Basketball: The 5 Biggest Weaknesses on the Wildcats

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Arizona Basketball: The 5 Biggest Weaknesses on the Wildcats
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Finding weaknesses in the Arizona basketball team—currently unbeaten at 6-0, ranked No. 8 in the AP Top 25 and averaging 81.5 points per contest—is a task that requires a compulsive focus on the negative.

According to the Arizona Daily Star's Bruce Pascoe, Arizona's ranking is its highest since 2007. That was Lute Olson's last season in Tucson.

With the sudden departures of Tyler Lamb and Josh Smith at UCLA, the Cats are now the runaway faves to take the Pac-12 title, and many experts are calling them a legitimate national-title threat.

But there are issues just under the surface, perhaps not blatant at this early juncture of the season.

This is not a finished product.

The weaknesses are there, and for Arizona to fulfill its potential as a Final Four contender, the following areas need to be solidified.

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