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

Stanford travels to McKale Center on Wednesday to take on No. 7 Arizona. It gets started at 9:00 EST and you can catch it on ESPN News. The Cardinal are 1-6 against the Wildcats over the last four years. They fell 56-43 on 2/4/2012, the last time they met.

Stanford maintains 5th place in the Pac 12 while Arizona is in 1st place.

In their last outing, behind 20 points and 5 assists from Chasson Randle, the Cardinal defeated Oregon State 81-73 on February 3rd. On top of a team-high 1.5 steals per game, he also scores 14.2 points per game. For the Wildcats, Solomon Hill finished with 18 points in the 79-65 win over Washington State on February 2nd. He is averaging 13.6 points and 5.4 rebounds per game. A key area of strength for Arizona is defensive rebounding percentage at 73.5, which ranks 1st in their conference (and 17th nationally).

Arizona StatSmack

  • Josh Huestis is ranked 28th nationally in rebounds and 45th nationally in blocks.
  • The Stanford rebounding leader (Josh Huestis) has more rebounds than the Arizona rebounding leader (Kaleb Tarczewski).
  • Dwight Powell is ranked 9th in the Pac 12 in points and 8th in the Pac 12 in rebounds.
  • Chasson Randle is ranked 8th in the Pac 12 in steals.
  • At least you keep showing up. Stanford has an average margin of victory of 7 over Arizona in 21 wins since 1980.
  • The Stanford blocks leader (Josh Huestis) has more blocks than the Arizona blocks leader (Grant Jerrett).
  • Stanford has more Top 5 Director's Cup finishes than Arizona (18 vs 2)
  • The Stanford basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Arizona (80% vs 20%).
  • The Stanford scoring leader (Dwight Powell) has more points than the Arizona scoring leader (Mark Lyons).
  • The Stanford assist leader (Chasson Randle) has more assists than the Arizona assist leader (Mark Lyons).
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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