King of the Court

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King of the Court
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Was it pretty? No. Convincing? Not a chance. No matter how it happened, though, Arizona’s win over No. 5 Florida marks the legitimacy of the Wildcats, and even more the arrival of Mark Lyons. With the clock winding down and Arizona trailing by one, Lyons took UF’s Patric Young off the dribble, blazed past him and softly kissed the ball of the glass for the game-winning shot. It hadn’t been a great game for Lyons, especially in his point guard role — he only recorded two assists on the night and had three turnovers. He struggled early against Florida’s full court press and made a couple ugly passes throughout the game.

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