Arizona vs. USC: Full Game Preview

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Arizona vs. USC: Full Game Preview
(11) Arizona
(23-4, 9-2 away)
USC
(12-15, 9-7 home)
Venue: Galen Center
9:30PM ET / 6:30PM PT, February 27, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
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.

USC StatSmack

  • 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.
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
USC Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Eric Wise 30 12 6 2 1 0 2
C+ Byron Wesley 32 10 4 2 1 0 2
C+ Dewayne Dedmon 23 7 7 1 1 2 2
C+ Jio Fontan 33 10 2 5 1 0 3
C+ JT Terrell 27 11 2 1 1 0 2
C Omar Oraby 14 6 3 0 0 1 1
C- Aaron Fuller 15 4 4 0 0 0 1
D+ Ari Stewart 11 4 2 0 0 0 1
D+ Tyler Sugiyama 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Chass Bryan 11 2 1 1 0 0 1
D S. Gavrilovic 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
D Daniel Munoz 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D R. Woolridge 6 1 1 0 0 0 0
D James Blasczyk 7 2 1 0 0 0 1
D Brendyn Taylor 7 1 1 0 0 0 0
D Greg Allen 8 2 0 0 0 0 1
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