Arizona State vs. Arizona: Full Game Preview

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Arizona State vs. Arizona: Full Game Preview
Arizona State
(20-10, 5-5 away)
(18) Arizona
(23-6, 14-2 home)
Venue: McKale Center
4:30PM ET / 1:30PM PT, March 09, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Arizona State J Carson 17.8 C Felix 8.4 J Carson 5.0
Arizona M Lyons 15.1 K Tarczewski 5.8 N Johnson 3.1

On Saturday, No. 18 Arizona hosts Arizona State at McKale Center. Tipoff is at 4:30 p.m. EST and you can catch it on FSN. The Wildcats defeated the Sun Devils 71-54 on Jan. 19 and are 5-5 against them over the past four years.

Arizona State is in sixth place in the conference and will be trying to close the gap with fourth-place Arizona.

In their last outing, despite 14 points and five rebounds from Grant Jerrett, the Wildcats fell to UCLA 74-69 on Mar. 2. He leads the team in blocks per game with 0.9 while also putting up 5.3 points per game. The Sun Devils were defeated by USC 57-56 on Mar. 2 despite 23 points and seven rebounds from Jahii Carson. He leads the team in points with 17.8 per game and assists with 5.0 per game.

Arizona State StatSmack

  • Over the past 10 years, Arizona has had more players drafted by the NBA than Arizona State (10 vs. four).
  • Arizona has more wins over the last 5 years than Arizona State (132 vs. 110).
  • Since 1998, Arizona has recruited more Top 10 high school players than Arizona State (three vs. zero).
  • Arizona has a better conference record than Arizona State this season (11-6 vs. 9-8).
  • Be afraid. Arizona has blown out more teams than Arizona State this season (seven blowouts vs. two).
  • Arizona has been the favorite 31 out of the last 37 times.
  • The Arizona steals leader (Nick Johnson, 57 steals) has more steals than the Arizona State steals leader (Carrick Felix, 47 steals).
  • Arizona is ranked higher than Arizona State in the Pac-12 (No. 4 vs. No. 7).
  • Arizona has more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than Arizona State (eight vs. two).
  • Mark Lyons is ranked 8th in the Pac-12 in points, 7th in the Pac-12 in three-pointers, and 9th in the Pac-12 in assists.
  • Arizona players are more experienced than Arizona State players (15,520 minutes played vs. 13,467 minutes played).
ASU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Jahii Carson 0 18 3 5 1 0 3
B Carrick Felix 0 14 8 2 2 1 2
B- J. Gilling 0 10 6 3 1 0 2
B- J. Bachynski 26 10 6 0 0 4 2
C+ Evan Gordon 32 10 3 2 1 0 1
C Chris Colvin 20 5 3 2 1 0 1
D+ Ruslan Pateev 10 3 3 0 0 1 0
D Eric Jacobsen 8 2 1 0 0 0 0
D Kenny Martin 4 1 1 0 0 1 0
D Bo Barnes 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
Arizona Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Solomon Hill 33 14 5 3 1 1 2
B Nick Johnson 31 11 4 3 2 1 2
B Mark Lyons 30 15 2 3 1 0 3
B Kevin Parrom 24 9 5 2 1 0 1
C+ Brandon Ashley 21 7 5 1 1 1 1
C+ K. Tarczewski 22 6 6 0 0 1 2
C+ Grant Jerrett 18 5 4 1 0 1 1
C- Jordin Mayes 12 2 1 1 1 0 1
C- Gabe York 6 3 0 1 0 0 0
D+ Angelo Chol 9 2 2 0 0 0 1
D+ Max Wiepking 3 2 1 0 0 0 0
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