What a difference having a true point guard makes.
More than anything else, the greatest improvement from last season to this (and, therefore, Arizona's most impressive statistic) is in the assist-to-turnover ratio category.
In 2012-13, with Mark Lyons playing the point only by default, the Wildcats had 476 assists in 35 games. They also committed 458 turnovers, translating to a pedestrian 1.04-1 ratio. The team's leading assist man, shooting guard Nick Johnson, was also its most effective in not throwing the ball away—finishing with a 1.7-1 ratio.
With T.J. McConnell running the point this year, Arizona's ratio is up to 1.32-to-1.
McConnell, who is as pass-first as guards come, has 78 assists to just 24 turnovers.
Arizona's media guide doesn't list a school record-holder for assist-to-turnover ratio, but there's a good chance McConnell's 3.25-to-1 would be at the top of that list.