Arizona vs. Oral Roberts: Preview, TV schedule, start time and more

Christian Petersen

The Wildcats look to avoid a hangover following a big win over Florida.

The Arizona Wildcats are riding pretty high these days. They are ranked fourth in the nation, which is their highest mark in nearly nine years. And with a big win over Florida in their back pocket, it's tough to think the 'Cats are anywhere other than cloud nine right now.

On Tuesday night, they'll need to snap back to reality. The Oral Roberts Golden Eagles (5-4) will come to town, and their matchup with Arizona is essentially their Super Bowl. ORU is a solid team with a couple of talented playmakers, and they'd like nothing more than to shock the nation by pulling the road upset.

Senior guard Warren Niles is one of the better scorers UA will face this season. He's averaging close to 21 points a contest, and is currently shooting 51 percent from behind the three-point arc. Niles is also third on his team with 4.8 rebounds a game. Other than Niles, the Golden Eagles have three other double-digit scorers that are all forwards: Shawn Glover, Steven Roundtree and Damen Bell-Holter.

Arizona shouldn't have too much trouble with Oral Roberts, but if they come out sloppy, this could be a game similar to Southern Miss. In the end, though, the 'Cats dominate the boards and shoot their way to a 76-61 victory.

Start Time, Location: 7 p.m. MT, McKale Center, Tucson, AZ

TV Schedule: Pac-12 Network

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