Arizona vs. USC: Full Game Preview
|Arizona||M Lyons 15.2||K Tarczewski 5.6||N Johnson 3.2|
|USC||E Wise 11.9||D Dedmon 7.0||J Fontan 5.1|
No. 11 Arizona travels to Galen Center on Wednesday to take on USC. It gets started at 9:30 p.m. EST and you can catch it on Pac-12 Network. The Wildcats defeated the Trojans 74-50 on Jan. 26 and are 7-3 against them over the past four years.
USC is in seventh place in the Pac-12 and Arizona is in first place.
In their last matchup on Feb. 23, Kevin Parrom put up 19 points and 7 rebounds as the Wildcats ran it up on Washington State 73-56. In addition to his 8.1 points per game, he is also chipping in 5 rebounds per game. The Trojans were defeated by UCLA 75-59 on Feb. 24 despite 17 points from JT Terrell. He contributes 2 rebounds per game in addition to his 11.2 points per game.
Arizona has a statistical advantage over USC in one significant area, scoring, where the Wildcats have an edge over the Trojans, 73 points per game to 66 points per game.
- Over the past 10 years, Arizona has had more players drafted by the NBA than USC (10 vs. six).
- Arizona has more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than USC (eight vs. four).
- Since 1998, Arizona has recruited more Top 50 high school players than USC (23 vs. nine).
- Arizona is ranked higher than USC in the Pac 12 (No. 1 vs. No. 7).
- Arizona has a better conference record than USC this season (11-4 vs. 7-7).
- Arizona has a potent offense, scoring more points (73.4 per game vs. 66.0 per game) than USC this season.
- It's only wins and losses, but Arizona has a better overall record than USC this season (23-4 vs. 12-15).
- Nick Johnson is ranked 8th in the Pac 12 in assists and 45th nationally in steals.
- Solomon Hill is ranked 9th in the Pac 12 in three-pointers.