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

Washington hosts No. 8 Arizona at Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion on Thursday. It takes place at 9:00 EST and you can catch it on ESPN/ESPN2. The Huskies are 6-3 against the Wildcats over the last four years. The last time they met (2/18/2012) they won 79-70.

Washington is in 5th place in the conference and just behind 3rd place Arizona with a chance to close in.

In spite of 15 points from Andrew Andrews, the Huskies came up short 81-76 against Oregon on January 26th. He is averaging 8.2 points and 2.7 assists per game. For the Wildcats, Solomon Hill finished with 13 points and 5 rebounds in the 74-50 blowout of USC on January 26th. He contributes 5.6 rebounds per game in addition to his 13.5 points per game. Areas of strength for Arizona include: defensive rebounding percentage at 73.9 and effective field goal percentage at 52.3.

Arizona StatSmack

  • The Washington blocks leader (C.J Wilcox) has more blocks than the Arizona blocks leader (Brandon Ashley).
  • Keep filling up on cupcakes. Washington has a stronger schedule than Arizona this season (SOS Rank: #40 vs #87).
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Washington currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (979 to 975) than Arizona, per the NCAA.
  • Desmond Simmons is ranked 8th in the Pac 12 in rebounds.
  • At least you keep showing up. Washington has an average margin of victory of 7 over Arizona in 26 wins since 1980.
  • The Washington assist leader (Abdul Gaddy) has more assists than the Arizona assist leader (Mark Lyons).
  • The Washington three-point leader (C.J Wilcox) has more three-pointers than the Arizona three-point leader (Mark Lyons).
  • The Washington rebounding leader (Aziz N`Diaye) has more rebounds than the Arizona rebounding leader (Brandon Ashley).
  • You get an A for effort, but Washington has emerged victorious against Arizona the last 3 times they've played.
  • We're so much better than you, we get lazy. Washington has come back to win after being down at half against Arizona 8 times since 2003.
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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