Tommy Lloyd not worried about seeding on eve of Pac-12 Tournament
Tommy Lloyd has the Arizona Wildcats positioned to win another Pac-12 championship.
The Wildcats are the No. 2 seed in the upcoming Pac-12 Tournament, looking to defend last year’s tourney title. They split the season series with the league’s regular-season champs (UCLA) and should be in play for a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament.
Of course, things can and often do change during conference tournaments. But Lloyd told reporters on Tuesday his mind is far from what Arizona’s seed might be in the Big Dance.
“That stuff, listen, if you’re worried about that stuff after a 31-game regular season, I think you’re focused on the wrong things,” Lloyd said, per The Arizona Daily Star’s Justin Spears. “I think it’s about getting your team to be cohesive, to show their trust in each other, show their trust in the system.
“You go out and you get in these tournaments and you let it rip. That’s going to be our mindset.”
Tommy Lloyd isn’t concerned with Arizona’s seeding in the NCAA Tournament or location of first and second rounds.
“If you’re worried about that stuff after a 31-game regular season, then you’re worried about the wrong things.” pic.twitter.com/vozeIF4EI9
— Justin Spears (@JustinESports) March 7, 2023
The Wildcats are currently projected as the No. 2 seed in the Midwest Region by ESPN’s Joe Lunardi. In most brackets, they’re a 2-seed.
But that’s a worry for another day.
The Wildcats won 18 league games last season, only dropping two. This year, the regular season brought about six league losses, including three in Arizona’s last six games. This is a group that is far from perfect, and Lloyd is placing attention squarely on the task directly ahead of his group ahead of Thursday’s game.
Arizona will either face No. 7 Utah or No. 10 Stanford in its quarterfinal round. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m. PT on the Pac-12 Network.