Stanford vs. Arizona: Full Game Preview

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Stanford vs. Arizona: Full Game Preview
Stanford
(14-8, 2-5 away)
(7) Arizona
(19-2, 11-1 home)
Venue: McKale Center
9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, February 06, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Stanford D Powell 14.4 J Huestis 9.3 A Bright 3.0
Arizona M Lyons 14.9 B Ashley 5.8 M Lyons 2.9

On Wednesday, No. 7 Arizona welcomes Stanford at McKale Center. The game tips off at 9:00 EST and you can catch it on ESPN News. The Wildcats are 6-1 against the Cardinal over the last four years. The last time they met (2/4/2012) they won 56-43.

Arizona is currently in 1st place in the Pac 12 and Stanford is in 5th.

In a 79-65 triumph over Washington State on February 2nd, Mark Lyons put up 20 points for the Wildcats. On top of his scoring average of 14.9 points per game, he delivers 2.9 assists per game. For the Cardinal, Josh Huestis finished with 16 points and 13 rebounds in the 81-73 win over Oregon State on February 3rd. He leads the team in rebounds with 9.3 per game and blocks with 2.1 per game.

Stanford StatSmack

  • We win when it counts, too. Arizona has more NCAA Tournament wins over the last 10 years than Stanford (12 vs 4).
  • Arizona takes less vacation, with more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Stanford (8 vs 5).
  • We beat real teams. Arizona has more wins against the RPI Top 50 than Stanford this season (5 vs 1).
  • Obviously, AP Voters agree that Arizona is superior to Stanford (Latest AP Poll: #8 vs Not Ranked).
  • Arizona is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Arizona is 220 lbs compared to 209 lbs for Stanford.
  • Solomon Hill is ranked 9th in the Pac 12 in three-pointers.
  • You get an A for effort, but Arizona has emerged victorious against Stanford the last 6 times they've played.
  • Arizona waxed Stanford by 13 points the last time they played (Feb 04, 2012).
  • AP voters think more highly of Arizona and have put us in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than Stanford (128 vs 55).
  • Nick Johnson is ranked 41st nationally in steals.
  • At least you keep showing up. Arizona has an average margin of victory of 11 over Stanford in 47 wins since 1980.
STAN Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Dwight Powell 30 14 8 2 1 1 2
B Josh Huestis 31 10 9 1 1 2 1
B Chasson Randle 30 14 3 3 2 0 2
C Andy Brown 23 6 3 1 1 0 1
C Aaron Bright 28 8 1 3 1 0 2
C- John Gage 13 6 2 0 0 0 1
C- Rosco Allen 13 4 3 0 1 0 1
D+ Robbie Lemons 11 3 1 1 0 0 0
D+ C. Sanders 11 3 1 1 0 0 0
D+ Anthony Brown 20 6 3 1 1 0 2
D+ Gabriel Harris 11 2 1 1 0 0 1
D Stefan Nastic 9 2 2 0 0 0 1
D Grant Verhoeven 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Wade Morgan 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
Arizona Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Solomon Hill 32 14 5 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 22 8 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
D+ 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
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