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17th ranked Wildcats set to take on Colorado

Could Trier return tonight?
Posted at 11:43 AM, Jan 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-07 14:44:08-05

The 17th ranked Arizona Wildcats (14-2) are set to take on the Colorado Buffaloes (10-5) at the McKale Center on Saturday night.

Arizona is fresh off of a win as they took down Utah by a score of 66-56 on Thursday night. 

The team was led by junior Dusan Ristic who finished with 18 points and seven rebounds. 

Colorado played Arizona State (9-7) on Thursday and fell by a score of 78-77.

The Buffs were without arguably their best player in Xavier Johnson after he was ejected in the first half and being assessed a Flagrant 2 foul for getting into a scuffle with an ASU player. 


UA Forward Dusan Ristic-- The third-year man out of Serbia has been one of the most consistent players for the Wildcats so far this season. In the last three games Ristic has put up at least 16 points. The Wildcats will look to get "Du" involved early and often with plays in the post. 

CU Guard Xavier Johnson-- Johnson has come to be known as somewhat a villain to most UA fans for his infamous comments over the years about the Wildcats. Johnson will again play a big role in the teams only matchup of the regular season. The senior out of Los Angeles is averaging nearly 14 points this season and will most likely be the best option for the Buffs when they need a bucket against Arizona's staggering defense. 

UA Guard Allonzo Trier-- Could Saturday night mark the return of the Wildcat superstar? No one knows the answer to that question but UA's game against the Buffs marks the second half of the regular season. Pundits have speculated that Trier's unspecified suspension may be half of a regular season. Until then, fans will have to wait to warm-ups to see if the sophomore from Washington makes his season debut. 


The Wildcats tip off against the Buffaloes at 7:30 p.m. on the PAC-12 Network.