Washington State vs. Arizona: Full Game Preview

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Washington State vs. Arizona: Full Game Preview
Washington State
(11-16, 1-9 away)
(12) Arizona
(22-4, 13-2 home)
Venue: McKale Center
3:00PM ET / 12:00PM PT, February 23, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Washington State B Motum 17.9 B Motum 6.2 R Woolridge 2.8
Arizona M Lyons 15.2 K Tarczewski 5.6 N Johnson 3.2

Washington State heads to McKale Center on Saturday to take on No. 12 Arizona. It starts at 3 p.m. EST and you can catch it on FSN, FSN-AZ+, MSG+, ROOT. The Cougars fell to the Wildcats 79-65 on Feb. 2 and are 3-6 against them over the last four years.

Arizona is in first place in the conference and Washington State is in 12th place.

The Cougars were defeated by Arizona State 69-57 on Feb. 20 despite 17 points and 6 rebounds from Brock Motum. He contributes team-best marks with 17.9 points per game, 6.2 rebounds per game, and 0.9 blocks per game. For the Wildcats, Solomon Hill put up 19 points and 6 rebounds in the 70-52 blowout of Washington on Feb. 20. He contributes 5.4 rebounds per game in addition to his 13.6 points per game.

Reviewing current performance metrics, Arizona has an edge in one significant category, scoring, where the Wildcats have the upper hand over the Cougars, 73 points per game to 63 points per game. A key area of strength for Arizona is defensive rebounding percentage at 72.8 percent, which ranks first in their conference (and 26th nationally).

Arizona StatSmack

  • Pullman isn't as congested as Tucson (population is significantly lower).
  • Washington State has come back to win after being down at half against Arizona three times since 2004.
  • The Washington State rebounding leader (Brock Motum, 168 rebounds) has more rebounds than the Arizona rebounding leader (Brandon Ashley, 145 rebounds).
  • The Washington State scoring leader (Brock Motum, 480 points) has more points than the Arizona scoring leader (Mark Lyons, 397 points).
  • DaVonte Lacy is ranked 10th in the Pac 12 in three-pointers.
  • Brock Motum is ranked 38th nationally in points.
  • The Washington State blocks leader (Brock Motum, 24 blocks) has more blocks than the Arizona blocks leader (Grant Jerrett, 23 blocks).
  • The Washington State basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Arizona (44 percent vs. 20 percent).
  • Washington State has an average margin of victory of 8 over Arizona in 12 wins since 1980.
WSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Brock Motum 35 18 6 1 1 1 2
C+ Mike Ladd 32 12 6 2 1 0 2
C DaVonte Lacy 30 11 3 2 1 0 2
C Royce Woolridge 31 10 3 3 1 0 2
C D.J. Shelton 26 5 6 2 0 0 2
D+ D. Kernich-Drew 22 6 2 1 0 0 1
D Will Dilorio 15 3 2 1 1 0 1
D Junior Longrus 11 1 2 1 0 1 0
D Bryce Leavitt 7 1 0 1 0 0 0
D Brett Boese 7 1 1 0 0 0 0
D James Hunter 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
D- Dominic Ballard 5 0 1 1 0 0 0
D- Keaton Hayenga 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Arizona Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Solomon Hill 33 14 5 2 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 5 1 1 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- Angelo Chol 9 2 2 0 0 0 1
C- Jordin Mayes 12 2 1 1 1 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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