Arizona vs. Colorado: Full Game Preview

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Arizona vs. Colorado: Full Game Preview
(9) Arizona
(20-3, 8-1 away)
Colorado
(16-7, 10-1 home)
Venue: Coors Events Center
10:00PM ET / 7:00PM PT, February 14, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Arizona M Lyons 15.4 B Ashley 5.8 M Lyons 3.0
Colorado S Dinwiddie 14.8 A Roberson 11.6 S Dinwiddie 2.8

Colorado welcomes No. 9 Arizona to Coors Events Center on Thursday. Tipoff occurs at 10 p.m. EST and you can catch it on Pac-12 Network. The Buffaloes fell to the Wildcats 92-83 on Jan. 3 and are 2-3 against them over the last four years.

Colorado is in fifth place in the Pac 12, Arizona is in first place.

The Buffaloes got past Oregon State 72-68 on Feb. 10 with the help of 24 points from Spencer Dinwiddie. A crucial part of the team, he leads the way with 14.8 points per game and 2.8 assists per game. The Wildcats were defeated by California 77-69 on Feb. 10 despite 16 points and 5 rebounds from Mark Lyons. He leads the team in points with 15.4 per game and assists with 3 per game. From a tempo-free perspective, Arizona is strong in defensive rebounding percentage at 73.5 percent. This is good enough for first in the conference and 15th in the nation.

Arizona StatSmack

  • The Colorado rebounding leader (Andre Roberson, 267 rebounds) has more rebounds than the Arizona rebounding leader (Brandon Ashley, 134 rebounds).
  • The Colorado steals leader (Andre Roberson, 50 steals) has more steals than the Arizona steals leader (Nick Johnson, 49 steals).
  • The Colorado blocks leader (Andre Roberson, 32 blocks) has more blocks than the Arizona blocks leader (Grant Jerrett, 21 blocks).
  • Boulder isn't as congested as Tucson (population is significantly lower).
  • The Colorado basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Arizona (43 percent vs. 20 percent).
  • Andre Roberson is ranked 5th nationally in rebounds, 36th nationally in steals, and 8th in the Pac 12 in blocks.
Arizona Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Solomon Hill 33 14 5 3 1 0 2
B+ Nick Johnson 31 12 4 3 2 1 2
B Mark Lyons 29 15 2 3 1 0 3
B Kevin Parrom 23 8 5 2 1 0 1
B- Brandon Ashley 22 8 6 1 0 1 2
C+ K. Tarczewski 21 6 5 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 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
CU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A- Andre Roberson 33 11 12 2 2 1 2
B+ S. Dinwiddie 32 15 3 3 1 1 2
B Josh Scott 29 12 5 1 0 1 1
B Askia Booker 33 14 4 2 1 0 2
C+ Xavier Johnson 22 8 4 0 0 0 2
C Sabatino Chen 24 5 2 1 1 0 1
C- Ben Mills 3 1 2 0 0 0 0
D+ Jeremy Adams 8 2 1 0 0 0 1
D+ Beau Gamble 3 1 1 1 0 0 0
D+ Eli Stalzer 10 2 1 1 0 0 1
D+ Xavier Talton 7 1 1 0 0 0 1
D+ S. Harris-Tunks 8 1 2 0 0 0 1
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