Truth be told, finding any weaknesses in the Wildcats feels a lot like nitpicking. Yes, Arenas needs to improve his 29.2% shooting from three-point range. Yes, overconfidence could haunt them. Yes, injuries to Woods or Gardner could put a halt to the proceedings in an instant. But with the strongest bench they've had in years, don't bet against them. "If you look at UNLV's teams in the early 1990s, I think we have the chemistry to be a team like that," says Gardner.
There they go again, bringing up the top teams of all time. It's a fool's errand, of course, but there's also something endearing about unvarnished confidence. For now, though, we'll just call the Wildcats the best team in 2000-01 and leave it at that.
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