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Wildcats basketball changing up its starting lineup

Posted at 9:34 PM, Jan 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-13 23:41:04-05

TUCSON, Arizona — Arizona Basketball head coach Sean Miller is changing up his starting lineup, and it isn't just because of the broken wrist injury to Jemarl Baker.

Terrell Brown and Bennedict Mathurin will be making their first starts of the season alongside James Akinjo.

“Obviously, we believe a lot in Terrell and he’s capable of playing more minutes,” Miller said. “Benn is maybe giving us more scoring punch."

Christian Koloko will also return to the starting lineup in place of Jordan Brown. The Wildcat sophomore started the first six games of the season, and he has been coming off the bench during the previous six games. The Wildcats are looking to utilize Koloko's defensive presence.

"To come back with Christian, it’s not because of anything Jordan Brown has done wrong."

Arizona visits Oregon State on Thursday night. Their game on Saturday at Oregon is postponed due to COVID-19 issues within the Ducks program.