California vs. Arizona: Full Game Preview

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California vs. Arizona: Full Game Preview
California
(13-9, 3-5 away)
(7) Arizona
(20-2, 12-1 home)
Venue: McKale Center
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, February 10, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
California A Crabbe 19.3 D Kravish 6.7 J Cobbs 4.3
Arizona M Lyons 15.4 B Ashley 5.7 M Lyons 3.0

On Sunday, No. 7 Arizona plays host to California at McKale Center. The game tips off at 7 p.m. EST and you can catch it on Pac-12 Network. The Wildcats are 4-3 against the Golden Bears over the last four years. The last time they played they won 78-74 on Feb. 2, 2012.

Arizona is in first place in the conference, California is in sixth place.

In a 73-66 triumph over Stanford on Feb. 6, Mark Lyons put up 25 points and 6 assists for the Wildcats. On top of his scoring average of 15.4 points per game, he delivers 3 assists per game. The Golden Bears were defeated by Arizona State 66-62 on Feb. 7 despite 16 points and 7 rebounds from Allen Crabbe. He leads the team with 19.3 points per game.

There is a single key statistical area where Arizona can exploit California, scoring, where the Wildcats have an edge over the Golden Bears, 74 points per game to 67 points per game.

California StatSmack

  • Arizona is better under pressure, and has defeated California in 12 out of the last 15 games decided by five points or fewer.
  • Arizona has more NCAA Tournament wins over the last 10 years than California (12 vs. two).
  • Arizona has an average margin of victory of 12 over California in 48 wins since 1980.
  • Arizona has been the favorite 26 out of the last 33 times.
  • That must sting. Arizona has blown out California by 20 points or more on six occasions since 2001.
  • Mark Lyons is ranked 9th in the Pac 12 in points and 6th in the Pac 12 in three-pointers.
  • A for effort, but Arizona has emerged victorious against California the last three times they've played.
  • It's only wins and losses, but Arizona has a better overall record than California this season (20-2 vs. 13-9).
  • Arizona has a much better overall winning percentage over the last 30 years (73.8 percent to 56.7 percent).
  • Arizona has more wins over the last 5 years than California (129 vs. 118).
  • Arizona allows fewer rebounds (30.2 allowed per game vs. 34.5 allowed per game) than California this season.
Cal Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A- Allen Crabbe 36 19 6 2 1 1 2
B Justin Cobbs 35 14 3 4 1 0 3
B- David Kravish 30 8 7 1 1 1 1
C+ Tyrone Wallace 27 7 5 3 1 0 2
C+ Richard Solomon 24 8 7 1 1 1 2
C Ricky Kreklow 17 4 3 3 1 0 1
C Robert Thurman 18 5 4 0 0 0 1
C Brandon Smith 19 3 2 2 1 0 2
D C. Behrens 7 1 2 0 0 0 0
D Bak Bak 6 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Jeff Powers 8 2 0 0 0 0 0
D Garrett Galvin 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
D- Kahlil Johnson 3 2 1 0 0 0 1
Arizona Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A- Solomon Hill 33 14 5 3 1 0 2
B+ Nick Johnson 31 13 4 3 2 1 2
B Mark Lyons 30 15 2 3 1 0 3
B Kevin Parrom 23 8 5 2 1 0 1
B- Brandon Ashley 21 8 6 1 0 1 2
C+ K. Tarczewski 21 6 6 0 0 1 2
C+ Grant Jerrett 18 5 4 1 1 1 1
C- Jordin Mayes 13 3 1 1 1 0 1
C- Gabe York 6 3 0 1 0 0 0
C- Angelo Chol 9 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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