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Arizona trying to retain its focus against Weber State as West's No. 1 seed

  • Arizona coach Sean Miller, left, shouts instructions during practice for an NCAA college basketball tournament game on Thursday, March 20, 2014, in San Diego. Arizona faces Weber State in a second-round game on Friday. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

    Arizona coach Sean Miller, left, shouts instructions during practice for an NCAA college basketball tournament game on Thursday, March 20, 2014, in San Diego. Arizona faces Weber State in a second-round game on Friday. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)  (The Associated Press)

  • Arizona forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson works on his game during practice at the NCAA college basketball tournament Thursday, March 20, 2014, in San Diego. Arizona faces Weber State in a second-round game on Friday. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

    Arizona forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson works on his game during practice at the NCAA college basketball tournament Thursday, March 20, 2014, in San Diego. Arizona faces Weber State in a second-round game on Friday. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)  (The Associated Press)

  • Arizona coach Sean Miller gives a signal during practice at the NCAA college basketball tournament Thursday, March 20, 2014, in San Diego. Arizona faces Weber State in a second-round game on Friday. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

    Arizona coach Sean Miller gives a signal during practice at the NCAA college basketball tournament Thursday, March 20, 2014, in San Diego. Arizona faces Weber State in a second-round game on Friday. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)  (The Associated Press)

Arizona is facing a prolific 3-point shooting team to open the NCAA tournament for the second straight year.

This time, the Wildcats aren't being picked to be upset victims.

Arizona heard rumblings about being on the wrong end of a potential upset last year against Belmont and blew the Bruins right out of the bracket.

The Wildcats are hoping to do the same thing on Thursday against Weber State, a team that shoots 3-pointers rapid fire and is tied for 20th nationally by making 39 percent of them.

Arizona is bigger and more athletic, but will have to contend with Weber State's Davion Berry, the Big Sky's regular-season and tournament MVP who averages 19.1 points per game.