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20070105 Arizona Men's Basketball Game Notes, 1/6/2007
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Release: 01/05/2007
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><A name=OLE_LINK2></A><A name=OLE_LINK1><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Game 14:<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>No. 7 </SPAN></B></SPAN></A><?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:State w:st="on"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Arizona</SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN></st1:State><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> (12-1, 3-0) at <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Washington</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType></st1:place> (13-2, 2-1)<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: 225.0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Date:</SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Saturday, Jan. 6, 2007<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: 225.0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Time:</SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>7 p.m. PST<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: 225.0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Location:</SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:Street w:st="on"><st1:address w:st="on">Friel Court</st1:address></st1:Street> (11,566), <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Pullman</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Wash.</st1:State></st1:place><B><o:p></o:p></B></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify; tab-stops: 225.0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Radio:</SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Wildcat Radio Network (Brian Jeffries/Ryan Hansen)<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify; tab-stops: 225.0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">TV: </SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>FSNAZ (Cara Capuano/Bob Elliott)<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; TEXT-TRANSFORM: uppercase; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Game Data:</SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>No. 7 Arizona (12-1, 3-0 Pac-10) plays the back end of the State of Washington road swing Saturday night in Pullman against Washington State (13-2, 2-1 Pac-10) ... It marks just the third time in the last seven seasons that Arizona will close this road swing in Pullman ... In the last four meetings in Pullman, Arizona&rsquo;s average margin of victory is 6.3 points per game ... WSU is a spotless 7-0 at home this season ... In 15 games this season, Washington State has scored more than 80 points only once, while Arizona has scored less than 80 points just three times in 13 games.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; TEXT-TRANSFORM: uppercase; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">The Rankings:</SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Following a pair of victories last week <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> held at No. 7 in both the <I>Associated Press</I> Top 25 poll and the ESPN/<I>USA Today</I> Coaches poll.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Wildcats have been ranked in each poll to date this season.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; TEXT-TRANSFORM: uppercase; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Arizona Head Coach <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=39523"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=39523">Lute Olson</A></A> . . . </SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">is in his 24th season at Arizona and his 34th overall as a college head coach with a career record of 773-270 (.741) and 581-178 (.765) at Arizona ... He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Sept. 27, 2002 ... Olson became the 16th coach in basketball history to tally 1,000 career victories (covering all levels) on Dec. 11, 2004 ... Olson recorded his 750th collegiate victory on Dec. 31, 2005, and became Arizona&rsquo;s career victories leader (510) on Jan. 17, 2004 ... He has the most Pac-10 wins (319) of any coach in league history ... Olson has the second-best conference winning percentage (.772/319-94) and second-most league championships won (11) in Pac-10 history (minimum three years), trailing only UCLA&rsquo;s John Wooden (.810/304-74/16 titles)<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>... During his 24-year tenure at Arizona, the Wildcats have won one national championship (1997), played in the national championship game (2001), participated in four Final Fours (1988, 1994, 1997, 2001), won 11 Pac-10 Conference titles, four Pac-10 Tournament crowns (1988, ?89, ?90, 2002) and been to the NCAA Tournament for 22 consecutive seasons, which is the longest active and second-longest streak in NCAA history (North Carolina, 27) ... He also led Iowa to the 1980 Final Four ... Olson has been named the Pac-10 Coach of the Year seven times (1986, ?88, ?89, ?93, ?94, ?98, 2003), the Big Ten Coach of the Year twice (1979 &amp; ?81) and directed the UA program to the nation&rsquo;s second-best winning percentage over the past 19 years (499-131/.792) ... In his collegiate career, Olson has produced 49 NBA Draft picks, including 30 at Arizona ? 21 alone since 1990 ... He&rsquo;s led UA to 19 consecutive 20-win seasons and has 28 overall in his career, making him one of only three head coaches in NCAA history to record 28 or more 20-win seasons...<B> </B>Under Olson, the Cats are 341-35 (.907) in <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">McKale</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Center</st1:PlaceType> and have won 269 of its last 288 home games ... He is assisted by <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=39540"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=39540">Jim Rosborough</A></A>, <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=39516"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=39516">Josh Pastner</A></A> and <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=181087"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=181087">Miles Simon</A></A> ... Olson is 43-3 against <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Washington</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; TEXT-TRANSFORM: uppercase; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Last Time Out:</SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> shot a blistering 76.2 percent (16-of-21) from the floor in the second half to outlast <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Washington</st1:place></st1:State>, 96-87, on Thursday.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Four Wildcats scored more than 20 points as the squad erased a 14-point first-half deficit and won its 12th straight game.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>UA held <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Washington</st1:place></st1:State> to just one field goal in the last 4:27 and outscored the Huskies 9-3 in that span.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=542241"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=542241">Chase Budinger</A></A> scored 23 points, while <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=186162"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=186162">Marcus Williams</A></A> and <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=68648"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=68648">Jawann McClellan</A></A> chipped in with 22, and <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=39542"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=39542">Mustafa Shakur</A></A> added 21 points and 11 assists. <B><o:p></o:p></B></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; TEXT-TRANSFORM: uppercase; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Scouting Washington state:</SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Cougars (13-2, 2-1 Pac-10) enter tonight&rsquo;s game riding a two-game win streak after Thursday&rsquo;s 75-55 home win over Arizona State.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>As a team, <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Washington</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType></st1:place> averages 67.0 points per game, shoots 46.9 percent (366-of-781) from the field and posts a +5.2 per game turnover margin.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Defensively, WSU allows just 57.1 points per game and a .414 field goal percentage.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Two Cougars average in double figures, led by Derrick Lowe&rsquo;s 15.1 points per game figure.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Robbie Cowgill leads the club with a 5.1 rebounds per game mark.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; TEXT-TRANSFORM: uppercase; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">The Series:</SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Tonight&rsquo;s game is the 60th meeting of the two schools with <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> holding a 48-11 series advantage. <st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> has won 41 of the last 42 meetings in the series, which dates back to Dec. 22, 1959, including the last meeting, 66-61, on March 2, 2006 in <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Tucson</st1:place></st1:City>.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>All-time, <st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> is 23-6 in series games played in <st1:City w:st="on">Tucson</st1:City>, 20-5 in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Pullman</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Wash.</st1:State></st1:place>, and 5-0 in neutral-site games. Please see page 102 in the UA media guide for more series information.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; TEXT-TRANSFORM: uppercase; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Last Meeting:</SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> 66, Washington State 61, March 2, 2006:<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> made just enough plays down the stretch and benefited from three late <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Washington</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType></st1:place> turnovers to earn the five-point win.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>A 24-9 WSU run midway through the second half trimmed a 15-point UA lead to two, but <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> hit 5-of-6 free throws and got a key bucket from <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=186162"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=186162">Marcus Williams</A></A> in the final three minutes to seal it.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Williams led all scorers with 17 points, including 11 in the second half, and pulled down a game-high six rebounds.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; TEXT-TRANSFORM: uppercase; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Streaking:</SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>UA&rsquo;s current 12-game win streak equals the longest streak of the last nine seasons.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The last <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> team to win 13 or more straight games was the 1997-98 club that posted won a school-record 19 consecutive games during that season.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Incidentally, all of the wins in this year&rsquo;s streak have been by seven points or more, and during the streak <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> has outscored the opposition by an average of 15.4 points per game.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; TEXT-TRANSFORM: uppercase; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Quality Opponents:</SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> earned its second win of the season over a nationally ranked opponent Thursday at No. 24 Washington.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>When looking at the UA schedule to date, it&rsquo;s no surprise that it&rsquo;s been rated as the nation&rsquo;s toughest to date by some.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>To date, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State>&rsquo;s 13 opponents have a combined record of 126-57 (.689).<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>UA&rsquo;s non-conference opponents have a record of 98-44 (.690).<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; TEXT-TRANSFORM: uppercase; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Knock ?Em Down:</SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Arizona shot a season-best 65.3 percent from the field (32-of-49) in Thursday&rsquo;s win at Washington, which marked the team&rsquo;s third consecutive game of shooting better than 60 percent from the field.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>It was also the eighth time this season that the Cats had shot better than 50 percent in 13 starts in 2006-07.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>On the season, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> is shooting 52.7 percent (396-of-752) from the field.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Incidentally, the last time <st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> shot better than Thursday&rsquo;s .653 figure was March 24, 2005, when the Cats shot 66.0 percent (31-of-47) in a 79-78 NCAA regional semifinal win over <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Oklahoma</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; TEXT-TRANSFORM: uppercase; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Strong to the Finish:</SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>In claiming Thursday&rsquo;s nine-point win, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> needed to shoot 76.2 percent (16-of-21) from the floor in the second half.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Over the last 16 minutes of game, Arizona made 14 of its last 17 field goal attempts (.824) and connected on a total of 21-of-23 (.913) free throw attempts in the game.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; TEXT-TRANSFORM: uppercase; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Where&rsquo;s the &ldquo;D&rdquo;:</SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>In a game where the teams combined to shoot 58.6 percent (68-of-116), one could assume that the defense was lacking.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>But there was a time Thursday where it looked more like a pick-up game than something as organized as an NCAA Division I basketball game.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>During one stretch of the second half, <st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> and <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Washington</st1:place></st1:State> combined to make 20-of-24 (.833) field goal attempts.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>In that span, there were two ties and four lead changes.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; TEXT-TRANSFORM: uppercase; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Just Like Home:</SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>During Pac-10 play, <st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State>&rsquo;s field goal percentage is something like a <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Tucson</st1:place></st1:City> winter weather forecast ? something in the 60s.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Through three league games, the Wildcats are shooting a robust 62.2 percent (97-of-156) from the field, and have shot better than 60 percent from the floor in all three games.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State>&rsquo;s starting lineup has combined to shoot 65.6 percent (86-of-131) from the field in Pac-10 play.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Almost as impressively, UA is shooting nearly as good from behind the arc in conference play, posting a 56.0 (28-of-50) percentage.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; TEXT-TRANSFORM: uppercase; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Double-Doubles:</SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=39542"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=39542">Mustafa Shakur</A></A> collected his second double-double of the season (fourth career) with 21 points and 11 assists Thursday at <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Washington</st1:place></st1:State>.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>It was UA&rsquo;s eighth double-double as a team.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Shakur&rsquo;s effort included 5-of-6 shooting from the floor, highlighted by key back-to-back-treys late in the second half that enabled the Cats to maintain a five-point lead, and 9-of-9 shooting from the line.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Thursday&rsquo;s performance was Shakur&rsquo;s third 20-point game of the season. <o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; TEXT-TRANSFORM: uppercase; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">More on Mustafa:</SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The 6-foot-3 senior point guard from <st1:City w:st="on">Philadelphia</st1:City> enters Saturday&rsquo;s game just three assists shy of moving into fifth place on <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State>&rsquo;s career assist list.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Currently, Shakur has 558 assists, and trails <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=122572"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=122572">Reggie Geary</A></A> (1992-96) for fifth place by two.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Shakur, who is averaging a career best 7.9 assists per game, has passed out at least five assists in each game this season. <o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; TEXT-TRANSFORM: uppercase; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Determining Factor:</SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Look no further than the free throw line for an indication of success, as the Wildcats have made 113 more free throws than opponents have attempted this season.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>But here is something a little more interesting.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Over the last 11 games, UA has outscored the opposition by a 208-53 margin from the stripe ? or an average of 18.9-4.8 points per game.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>In that span, opponents have attempted at least 10 free throws only three times, while <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> has attempted 20 or more charity tosses nine times.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>In case you were wondering, here is the team foul tally in those nine games:<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Opponents 223, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> 123.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; TEXT-TRANSFORM: uppercase; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Pressing Forward:</SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Statistically, no one has enjoyed the move to conference play more than sophomore <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=186162"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=186162">Marcus Williams</A></A>.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Through three games, the 6-foot-7 forward is averaging 22.0 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>He has also connected on 77.8 percent (28-of-36) of his field goal attempts.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Thursday at <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Washington</st1:place></st1:State>, Williams connected on 10-of-14 field goal attempts, en route to 22 points.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Of those 10 field goals, seven were lay-ups.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>For good measure, Williams also passed out a season-high four assists vs. the Huskies.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; TEXT-TRANSFORM: uppercase; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Stabilizing Force:</SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Junior <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=68648"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=68648">Jawann McClellan</A></A> proved his mettle in Thursday&rsquo;s win by equaling career bests of 22 points and four assists in 39 minutes.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The 6-foot-4 guard from <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Houston</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Texas</st1:State></st1:place>, connected on 7-of-10 field goals, including 6-of-9 from three-point range.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>On the year, McClellan is averaging 13.3 points and 4.5 boards per game.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>In Pac-10 play, he is shooting 70.6 percent (12-of-17) from three-point range.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; TEXT-TRANSFORM: uppercase; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">With a Flourish:</SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Freshman <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=542241"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=542241">Chase Budinger</A></A> answered the call in his first conference road game by posting a team-high 23 points, two assists and a season-best four steals at <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Washington</st1:place></st1:State>.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The 6-foot-7 forward did not commit a turnover in 38 minutes (also a season high), while the 23 points was his best offensive output since he tallied 32 points vs. <st1:place w:st="on">Northern Arizona</st1:place> on Nov. 15.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Oddly enough, Budinger, an 85 percent free throw shooter, went 6-of-8 from the line. They were UA&rsquo;s only misses from the stripe in 23 attempts.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; TEXT-TRANSFORM: uppercase; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Scoring 80:</SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Perhaps no statistic is more telling of UA success, as the squad is 159-19 (.893) since the start of the 1997-98 season when scoring at least 80 points.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> is 9-1 this season when scoring 80 or more points, a feat that has happened in 10 of 13 games this year.<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; TEXT-TRANSFORM: uppercase; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Always On the Run:</SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Early this season, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> has shown the ability to post large scoring runs with some regularity.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Here are the ones of note to date:<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">25-0 run over 7:45 vs. <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">New Mexico</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>, Nov. 19 (UA went 11-of-16 during run: NMSU 0-of-10)<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">34-11 run over 9:00 vs. Northern <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State>, Nov. 15 (UA went 12-of-16 during run: NAU 3-of-16)<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">31-9 run over 7:54 vs. <st1:State w:st="on">California</st1:State>, Dec. 28 (UA went 11-of-13 during the run; <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Cal</st1:place></st1:State> 4-of-14)<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: 63.0pt 139.5pt right 351.0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">28-9 run over 11:22 vs. Samford, Nov. 22 (SU went 3-of-16 with four turnovers during run)<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: 63.0pt 139.5pt right 351.0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">20-2 run over 5:59 vs. <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Louisville</st1:place></st1:City>, Dec. 5 (UL went 1-of-10; UA 7-of-8 during the run)<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: 63.0pt 139.5pt right 351.0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">21-4 run over 8:08 vs. <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Illinois</st1:place></st1:State>, Dec. 2, 2006 (UA 8-of-12 FGs during run)<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: 63.0pt 139.5pt right 351.0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">24-8 run over 9:17 at <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">San Diego</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>, Dec. 9, 2006 (SDSU 4-of-18 FG with five TO during run)<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: 63.0pt 139.5pt right 351.0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">18-3 run over 4:15 at <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Virginia</st1:place></st1:State>, Nov. 12 (UA went 6-of-8 during run: UVa 1-of-8)<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: 63.0pt 139.5pt right 351.0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">23-8 run over 7:11 vs. UNLV, Nov. 28 (UNLV 3-of-7 with six turnovers during run)<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; tab-stops: 63.0pt 139.5pt right 351.0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">15-0 run over 2:28 at <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Washington</st1:place></st1:State>, Jan. 4 (McClellan 3-of-3 from three-point range, UA 6-of-6 FTs) <o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; TEXT-TRANSFORM: uppercase; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Early Signees:</SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Coach Olson and his staff signed five student-athletes to National-Letters-of-Intent during the November early signing period.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Jerryd Bayless (G, 6-3, 193) from Phoenix, Ariz., St. Mary&rsquo;s High School; Jamelle Horne (F, 6-7, 205) from San Diego, Calif., San Diego High School;<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Alex Jacobson (C, 7-1, 223) from Santa Ana, Calif., Mater Dei High School; Zane Johnson (F, 6-6, 200) from Phoenix, Ariz., Thunderbird High School; and Laval Lucas-Perry (G, 6-1, 191) from Grand Blanc, Mich., Powers Catholic High School, will join the squad next fall.<B><SPAN style="TEXT-TRANSFORM: uppercase"><o:p></o:p></SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; mso-layout-grid-align: none"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p> </o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; TEXT-TRANSFORM: uppercase; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Up Next:</SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK2"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK1"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Once tonight&rsquo;s game is in the books, <st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> heads back to <st1:City w:st="on">Tucson</st1:City> to host <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Oregon</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType></st1:place>.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The game is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 11 and will tip-off at 6:30 p.m. MST.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The match-up will be televised by FSN Arizona.</SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P>
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