Zags and Wildcats playing for Sweet 16 spot

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HITTING 3s: Arizona has a big, athletic front line anchored by Kaleb Tarczewski, but needs to hit shots from the perimeter to keep opponents from packing it in. The Wildcats have been a decent 3-point shooting team, hitting 36 percent, but have had games where the shots just won’t fall. Arizona was on the mark against Weber State, making 7 of 14 from the arc, including two by sharpshooter Gabe York that got the Wildcats going after an early funk.

FREE THROWS: If the game gets tight and comes down to free throws, Gonzaga could have the advantage. Gonzaga’s top three scorers - Pangos, Dower and Gary Bell Jr. -all shoot at least 80 percent and the Zags sealed their win over Oklahoma State from the line. Arizona lost the Pac-12 championship game to UCLA in part because it went 6 for 16 on free throws and freshman Aaron Gordon, one of its best players, has been fighting a mental block from the line, hitting just 43 percent of his attempts.

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