Arizona vs. Utah: Full Game Preview

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Arizona vs. Utah: Full Game Preview
(9) Arizona
(20-4, 8-2 away)
Utah
(11-13, 9-6 home)
Venue: Jon M. Huntsman Center
3:00PM ET / 12:00PM PT, February 17, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Arizona M Lyons 15.2 B Ashley 5.7 M Lyons 3.1
Utah J Loveridge 12.0 J Loveridge 6.8 J DuBois 3.2

On Sunday, No. 9 Arizona visits Jon M. Huntsman Center to take on Utah. The game gets underway at 3 p.m. EST and you can catch it on Pac-12 Network. The Wildcats defeated the Utes 60-57 on Jan. 5 and are 4-0 against them over the past four years.

Arizona is in third place in the conference, Utah is in 10th place.

The Wildcats were defeated by Colorado 71-58 on Feb. 14 despite 12 points and 7 rebounds from Solomon Hill. He tallies 13.9 points per game and also adds 5.4 rebounds per game. For the Utes, Jason Washburn put up 26 points and 9 rebounds in the 60-55 win over Arizona State on Feb. 13. He averages 11.6 points per game in addition to a team-best 1.6 blocks per game.

Arizona looks to have the advantage over Utah in one significant area, scoring, where the Wildcats have an edge over the Utes, 73 points per game to 64 points per game.

Utah StatSmack

  • Boom! Arizona defeated Utah by 3 points the last time they played (Jan 05, 2013).
  • Arizona has more NCAA Tournament wins over the last 10 years than Utah (12 vs. three).
  • Arizona has come back to win after being down at half against Utah three times since 1996.
  • Since 1998, Arizona has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Utah (23 vs. zero).
  • The Arizona scoring leader (Mark Lyons, 365 points) has more points than the Utah scoring leader (Jason Washburn, 279 points).
  • Arizona has more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Utah (eight vs. four).
  • Even computers respect Arizona more. Arizona has a better RPI this season than Utah (RPI: No. 9 vs. No. 162).
  • Since 1998, Arizona has recruited more Top 10 high school players than Utah (three vs. zero).
  • That must sting. Arizona has blown out Utah by 20 points or more on four occasions since 2005.
  • Arizona has more wins against the RPI Top 50 than Utah this season (five vs. two).
Arizona Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Solomon Hill 33 14 5 3 1 1 2
B+ Nick Johnson 31 12 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- 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
UTAH Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B J. Loveridge 31 12 7 2 1 0 2
B Jason Washburn 25 12 7 1 0 2 2
B- Jarred DuBois 29 12 3 3 1 0 2
C Cedric Martin 29 4 3 2 1 0 1
C Glen Dean 28 6 2 2 1 0 2
C- Brandon Taylor 17 6 1 2 1 0 1
D+ D. Bachynski 13 5 4 1 0 1 1
D+ Aaron Dotson 17 3 1 2 1 0 2
D+ Jeremy Olsen 7 3 2 0 0 0 0
D Justin Seymour 12 4 2 1 0 0 1
D Renan Lenz 10 3 2 1 0 1 1
D Dakarai Tucker 9 2 1 1 0 0 0
F Alex Mortensen 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Ryan Osterloh 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
F Xan Ricketts 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
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