By Luke Winn
February 04, 2014
Brandon Ashley's improvement offensively was key to the Wildcats' fast start to the season.
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Arizona currently ranks No. 1 in adjusted defensive efficiency on and has the personnel to remain the top five. Its offense, which ranks 35th, is due for a drop -- a drop that could reclassify the 'Cats from "title co-favorites" to "offensively challenged contender." Great-D, decent-O teams can make Final Fours -- 2010 Butler and 2006 LSU had efficiency profiles similar to where Arizona might be headed -- but face longer odds of cutting down nets.

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