Arizona vs. UCLA: Full Game Preview

Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse more stories
Arizona vs. UCLA: Full Game Preview
(18) Arizona
(25-6, 9-4 away)
(21) UCLA
(24-8, 16-4 home)
Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena
9:06PM ET / 6:06PM PT, March 15, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Arizona M Lyons 14.8 K Tarczewski 5.8 N Johnson 3.1
UCLA S Muhammad 18.2 K Anderson 8.8 L Drew II 7.6

No. 18 Arizona goes up against No. 21 UCLA on Friday. The game tips off at 9:06 p.m. EST and it can be seen on Pac-12 Network. The Wildcats fell to the Bruins 74-69 on Mar. 2 and are 6-6 against them over the last four years.

Arizona is in second place in the Pac-12 and has an opportunity to gain ground on UCLA who sit in first place.

In their last outing, behind 18 points from Nick Johnson, the Wildcats defeated Colorado 79-69 on Mar. 14. He contributes a team-high 3.1 assists per game and 2.0 steals per game. For the Bruins, Larry Drew II put up 20 points in the 80-75 win over Arizona State on Mar. 14. He averages 7.7 points per game in addition to a team-best 7.6 assists per game. When considering the Four Factors, UCLA performs well in turnover percentage at 15.8. This ranks first in the conference and seventh in the country.

UCLA StatSmack

  • Even computers respect Arizona more. Arizona has a better RPI this season than UCLA (RPI: No. 13 vs. No. 31).
  • Obviously, AP Voters agree that Arizona is superior to UCLA (Latest AP Poll: No. 18 vs. No. 21).
  • The Arizona three-point leader (Mark Lyons, 56 three-pointers) has more three-pointers than the UCLA three-point leader (Jordan Adams, 43 three-pointers).
  • Nick Johnson is ranked 8th in the Pac-12 in assists and 4th in the Pac-12 in steals.
  • Mark Lyons is ranked 7th in the Pac-12 in three-pointers.
  • That must sting. Arizona has blown out UCLA by 20 points or more on seven occasions since 2000.
  • Solomon Hill is ranked 10th in the Pac-12 in three-pointers.
  • Arizona players are more experienced than UCLA players (17,761 minutes played vs. 13,823 minutes played).
  • Arizona has more NCAA Tournament appearances over the last 10 years than UCLA (eight vs. six).
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
B- Brandon Ashley 21 7 5 1 1 1 1
B- 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
UCLA Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A- S. Muhammad 31 18 5 1 1 0 2
B+ Kyle Anderson 30 10 9 4 2 1 2
B+ Jordan Adams 30 15 4 2 2 0 1
B Larry Drew II 0 8 3 8 1 0 2
B Travis Wear 29 11 5 1 1 1 1
C+ David Wear 23 7 5 1 1 0 1
C Norman Powell 21 6 2 1 1 1 1
C- Tyler Lamb 14 4 3 2 2 0 1
D+ Joshua Smith 14 5 4 0 1 1 2
D+ Tony Parker 6 2 1 0 0 0 0
D+ S. Derboghosian 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D K. McCaskill 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
D David Brown 3 1 0 1 0 0 1
Load More Stories

Follow Arizona Wildcats Basketball from B/R on Facebook

Follow Arizona Wildcats Basketball from B/R on Facebook and get the latest updates straight to your newsfeed!

Out of Bounds

Arizona Wildcats Basketball

Subscribe Now

We will never share your email address

Thanks for signing up.