Arizona vs. Washington: Full Game Preview

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Arizona vs. Washington: Full Game Preview
(8) Arizona
(17-2, 6-1 away)
Washington
(12-8, 8-4 home)
Venue: Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion
9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, January 31, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Arizona M Lyons 14.9 B Ashley 5.8 M Lyons 3.1
Washington C Wilcox 19.0 A N`Diaye 9.2 A Gaddy 3.5

On Thursday, No. 8 Arizona visits Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion to take on Washington. The game gets underway at 9:00 EST and it can be seen on ESPN/ESPN2. The Wildcats are 3-6 against the Huskies over the last four years. They lost 79-70 the last time they played (2/18/2012).

Washington is in 5th place in the Pac 12 and nipping at the heels of Arizona in 3rd place.

In a 74-50 dismantling of USC on January 26th, Nick Johnson put up 14 points for the Wildcats. In addition to a team-leading 2.2 steals per game, he chips in 13.3 points per game. For the Huskies, Shawn Kemp Jr put up 12 points and 6 rebounds in the 81-76 loss to Oregon on January 26th. He contributes 2.2 rebounds per game in addition to his 4.1 points per game. A key area of strength for Washington is offensive rebounding percentage at 37.5, which ranks 1st in their conference (and 38th nationally).

Washington StatSmack

  • We beat real teams. Arizona has more wins against the RPI Top 50 than Washington this season (5 vs 1).
  • Kids want to come here. Since 1998 Arizona has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Washington (23 vs 9).
  • Arizona allows fewer rebounds (29.7 allowed per game vs 33.0 allowed per game) than Washington this season.
  • We have a history of cultivating talent. Over the past 10 years, Arizona has had more players drafted by the NBA than Washington (10 vs 9).
  • AP voters think more highly of Arizona and have put us in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than Washington (127 vs 79).
  • Obviously, AP Voters agree that Arizona is superior to Washington (Latest AP Poll: #8 vs Not Ranked).
  • Arizona takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Washington (8 vs 6).
  • How does our back look? Arizona is ranked higher than Washington in the Pac 12 (#3 vs #5).
  • Arizona has a better conference record than Washington this season (5-2 vs 4-3).
  • The Arizona steals leader (Nick Johnson) has more steals than the Washington steals leader (Desmond Simmons).
  • It's only wins and losses, but Arizona has a better overall record than Washington this season (17-2 vs 12-8).
Arizona Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Solomon Hill 32 14 6 3 1 0 2
B+ Nick Johnson 31 13 4 3 2 1 2
B Mark Lyons 29 15 2 3 1 0 3
B Kevin Parrom 23 9 5 2 1 0 1
B- Brandon Ashley 22 8 6 1 0 1 2
C+ K. Tarczewski 22 6 6 0 0 1 2
C+ Grant Jerrett 18 5 4 1 1 1 1
C Gabe York 6 3 0 1 0 0 0
C- Jordin Mayes 13 3 1 1 1 0 1
C- Angelo Chol 8 2 2 0 0 0 1
D+ Max Wiepking 3 2 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Q. Crawford 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Jacob Hazzard 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Drew Mellon 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
UW Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A- C.J Wilcox 35 19 5 2 1 1 2
B Aziz N`Diaye 30 11 9 0 0 1 2
B Abdul Gaddy 32 11 3 4 1 0 3
B- Scott Suggs 30 12 2 2 1 0 2
B- Andrew Andrews 25 8 2 3 1 0 2
C+ Desmond Simmons 27 5 8 1 1 0 1
C- Shawn Kemp Jr 13 4 2 0 0 1 1
C- Jernard Jarreau 14 3 3 0 0 0 1
D Hikeem Stewart 10 1 0 1 0 0 1
D Martin Breunig 6 0 1 0 0 0 0
D Dion Overstreet 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
D Quinn Sterling 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
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