Playing with more energy than displayed in the morning session, the
On the heels of an erratic 15-point win this morning over the
Sophomore forward Marcus Williams scored a game-high 19 points and added seven rebounds and three steals in the victory. The 6-foot-7
Williams effort Saturday evening was emblematic of the entire UA squad, which bounced back nicely from a sub-par effort in the day’s first game. He connected on 8-of-15 field goal attempts against UBC after hitting just 3-of-11 attempts earlier in the day.
Williams claimed to be more assertive, saying, “This morning’s game was ugly. I tried to be more of a leader tonight and get us off to a good start.”
The Wildcats led by a point, 11-10, at the 14:10 mark of the first half when they went on a 19-9 run over the next seven minutes and never trailed again.
The second half was more of the same as
From that point on
Hitting just 15-of-31 free throw attempts only compounded the problem.
“We did two things poorly tonight,” said UA head coach Lute Olson. “We shot miserably from the free throw line and we turned it over way too many times. I thought defensively we did a really good job of forcing them to take tough shots and into a number of turnovers.”
Junior guard Daniel Dillon had another strong performance Saturday, totaling 14 points on 4-of-8 shooting, to go with three rebounds.
“I’m more comfortable shooting the ball right now,” Dillon explained. “I’ve got more freedom and I’m getting more minutes, so I’m doing what I can to help us win both offensively and defensively.”