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20070123 Men's Basketball Game Notes, 1/24/2007
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Release: 01/23/2007
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<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">Click <A href="http://www.arizonaathletics.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=1600&amp;ATCLID=87302">HERE</A> for tickets<A name=OLE_LINK4></A></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"> </P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><A name=OLE_LINK3><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK4"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Game 19:<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>No. 17 </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_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Arizona</SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN></st1:State><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> (13-5, 4-4) vs. <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Arizona</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType></st1:place> (6-13, 0-8)<?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_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><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_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: black; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Date:</SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Wednesday, Jan. 24, 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_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Time:</SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>7:30 p.m. MST<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_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Location:</SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:Street w:st="on"><st1:address w:st="on">Olson Court</st1:address></st1:Street>, <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">McKale</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Center</st1:PlaceType> (14,545), <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Tucson</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Ariz.</st1:State></st1:place><B><o:p></o:p></B></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Radio:</SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Wildcat Radio Network (<st1:PersonName w:st="on">Brian Jeffries</st1:PersonName>/Ryan Hansen)<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">TV: </SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>FSNAZ (Dave Sitton/Bob Elliott/Tom Kuyper)<o:p></o:p></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><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_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; TEXT-TRANSFORM: uppercase; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Game Data:</SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Needing to see a friendly face, No. 17 Arizona (13-5, 4-4 Pac-10), should see<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>around 14,500 of them as the Wildcats return home to face in-state rival Arizona State (6-13, 0-8 Pac-10) in McKale Center ... Arizona looks to snap a three-game losing streak, the program&rsquo;s longest since 1983-84 ... Tonight&rsquo;s game will be another study in contrasts as the Wildcats average a Pac-10-leading 84.1 points per game, while the Sun Devils have not allowed an opponent to score more than 76 points this season ... Someone will leave happy tonight as the clubs have combined for 12 consecutive defeats.<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_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><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_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; TEXT-TRANSFORM: uppercase; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">The Rankings:</SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>After losing two games last week, Arizona slipped to No. 17 in the <I>Associated Press</I> Top 25 poll and to No. 19 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_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><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_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><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_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><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 774-274 (.739) and 582-182 (.762) 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 (320) of any coach in league history ... Olson has the second-best conference winning percentage (.766/320-98) 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 342-36 (.905) in <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">McKale</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">Center</st1:PlaceType> and have won 270 of its last 290 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 41-7 against <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Arizona</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_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><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_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; TEXT-TRANSFORM: uppercase; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Last Time Out:</SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><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> followed a similar script ? poor shooting and too many early turnovers ? en route to its third consecutive conference defeat, 73-69, Saturday at UCLA.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>UA shot just 39.3 percent from the field, committed nine first half miscues and had to dig itself out of a double-digit deficit.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=39534"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=39534">Ivan Radenovic</A></A> tallied 20 points and eight rebounds, while <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=186162"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=186162">Marcus Williams</A></A> added a double-double, but it wasn&rsquo;t enough to offset steady play from the Bruins.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>It was <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State>&rsquo;s first three-game Pac-10 losing streak since the 1983-84 season.<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_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><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_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; TEXT-TRANSFORM: uppercase; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Scouting</SPAN></B></st1:PlaceName><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; TEXT-TRANSFORM: uppercase; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"> <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Arizona</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType></SPAN></B></st1:place><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; TEXT-TRANSFORM: uppercase; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">:</SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The Sun Devils (6-13, 0-8 Pac-10) enter tonight&rsquo;s game riding a nine-game losing streak following Saturday&rsquo;s 58-49 loss at USC.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>As a team, ASU averages 61.1 points per game, shoots 42.5 percent (425-of-999) from the field and posts a +4.2 per game rebound margin.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Defensively, ASU allows 63.4 points per game and a .443 field goal percentage.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Two Sun Devils average in double figures, led by Jeff Pendergraph&rsquo;s 13.1 points per game figure.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>He also leads the club with an 8.9 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_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><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_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; TEXT-TRANSFORM: uppercase; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">The Series:</SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Today&rsquo;s game is the 210th meeting of the two schools with <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> holding a 136-73 series advantage. <st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> has won 22 of the last 23 meetings in the series, which dates back to 1914, including the last meeting, 68-47, on Feb. 25, 2006, in <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Tucson</st1:place></st1:City>. All-time, <st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> is 76-25 in series games played in <st1:City w:st="on">Tucson</st1:City>, 59-48 in <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Tempe</st1:place></st1:City>, and 1-0 in neutral-site games. Please see page 99 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_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><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_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; TEXT-TRANSFORM: uppercase; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Last Meeting:</SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> 68, Arizona State 47, Feb. 25, 2006:<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> limited <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Arizona</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType></st1:place> to one field goal in the first 11 minutes then started an 18-0 run two minutes later to put away what would become a 21-point win.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=39534"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=39534">Ivan Radenovic</A></A> led the way for the Wildcats with 14 points, seven rebounds and six steals.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> forced 26 ASU turnovers, including a season-high 16 steals, which helped UA hold a 30-8 points off turnovers advantage.<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_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><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_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; TEXT-TRANSFORM: uppercase; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">The Last Time:</SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Most all of the &ldquo;last-time&rdquo; streaks date back to <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=39523"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=39523">Lute Olson</A></A>&rsquo;s first season at <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> when it comes to losing trends.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The last time Arizona lost two successive home games was 23 years ago in January, when UA dropped three consecutive home games by a combined seven points ? against UCLA (Jan. 7, 61-58), to Washington (Jan. 12, 55-53), and to Washington State (Jan. 14, 51-49). UA topped <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Arizona</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType></st1:place> a few days later by a 71-49 score to snap that streak.<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_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><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_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; TEXT-TRANSFORM: uppercase; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">In Case you Were Wondering:</SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>You could probably guess the answer to this based on the note listed above, but the last time Arizona lost four consecutive games (regardless of venue) was Jan. 5-14, 1984, in Olson&rsquo;s first season in Tucson.<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_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><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_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; TEXT-TRANSFORM: uppercase; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Not So CLose:</SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Dating back to the start of the 2000-01 season, these intrastate rivals have met a total of 13 times and close games have been a rarity.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Not counting one neutral-site game in 2002 (Pac-10 Tournament quarterfinal), only three of the 12 games played in the state of <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> have been decided by less than 10 points.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Over the last seven seasons, <st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State> has outscored <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Arizona</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">State</st1:PlaceType> by an average of 15.2 points in games played in <st1:City w:st="on">Tucson</st1:City> and by 10.8 points in games played in <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Tempe</st1:place></st1:City>. <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_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><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_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; TEXT-TRANSFORM: uppercase; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Let&rsquo;s Try this Again:<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN></SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">A win today would be the 775th career victory for <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=39523"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=39523">Lute Olson</A></A> on the NCAA Division I level.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Only 12 coaches in NCAA history (covering all levels) have won as many games.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Now in his 34th year as a college head coach, Olson has a career record of 774-274 (.739).<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_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><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_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; TEXT-TRANSFORM: uppercase; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Slow Starters of Late:</SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Early in the season, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> made quite a habit of jumping out to sizeable first-half leads.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Not surprisingly, that ability has cooled a bit since entering conference play, but the numbers are worth noting.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>In UA&rsquo;s nine non-conference games, it averaged a total of 42.8 points and a first-half scoring margin of +9.6 points per game.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>In its eight Pac-10 games, the Cats are averaging 39.3 points and hold a +3.9 first-half scoring margin.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>By comparison, in its current three-game losing streak, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> is averaging 32.0 points per game in the first half and are being outscored by 3.0 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_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><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_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; TEXT-TRANSFORM: uppercase; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Nail-Biting Time:<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN></SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">The end of the half has led to some uneasy moments of late for the Wildcats, especially during its current three-game losing skid.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>In the last three minutes Thursday at USC, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> missed its last three FG attempts and had a pair of turnovers as the Trojans posted a 5-0 run to end the half with a four-point lead.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Saturday was even more striking as Arizona missed its last nine field goals of the opening period at UCLA (covering 6:21), as the Bruins reeled off an 18-4 run and carried a six-point advantage into the lockerroom.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>UA&rsquo;s Jan. 14 game at <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Oregon</st1:place></st1:State> was similar in that the Cats were outscored 7-0 over the last three minutes of the half in that two-point loss, but that run came during the <I>second</I> half.<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_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><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_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; TEXT-TRANSFORM: uppercase; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Drawing Iron:</SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Despite leading the Pac-10 with a 49.9 (523-of-1,049) cumulative field goal percentage, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> has struggled of late with its long-range shooting.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Over the last five games, UA has connected on only 42.8 percent (127-of-297) of its field goal attempts, including only 22.6 percent (19-of-84) from behind the arc.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>In the same span, opponents are shooting a respectable 47.5 percent (143-of-301) from the floor.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Over those five games, <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=68648"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=68648">Jawann McClellan</A></A> is 0-of-15 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_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><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_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; TEXT-TRANSFORM: uppercase; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Wasn&rsquo;t that A Key to Victory?:</SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><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> posted a 37-33 rebound advantage in Saturday&rsquo;s loss.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>It was the fifth straight game in which the Cats have outrebounded the opposition, yet the club managed to win just one of those games, and was the 13th time this season that UA has outboarded its opponent.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>On the year, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> is 9-4 when accomplishing the feat, and the club carries a +5.8 rebound margin.<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_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><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_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; TEXT-TRANSFORM: uppercase; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">One Liners:</SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State>&rsquo;s 69 points at UCLA equaled a season low (Dec. 9 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>)... The Cats&rsquo; .286 field goal percentage (8-of-28) in the first half at UCLA was a season low ... Saturday&rsquo;s game marked the first time this year (in nine chances) that UA had lost a game with the same or fewer turnovers than the opponent (12 at UCLA) ... UA rebounded from an off-target first stanza Saturday to shoot 50.0 percent from the floor in the second (14-of-28), the first half of 50 percent shooting in five halves ... UA is now 0-4 in games decided by five points or less and 13-1 otherwise.<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_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><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_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; TEXT-TRANSFORM: uppercase; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Toeing the Line:</SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Arizona</st1:State></st1:place> continues to do a solid job of knocking down free throws.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>In two games in <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Los Angeles</st1:place></st1:City> last week, UA connected on 45-of-53 (.849) free throws.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State>, which ranks second in the Pac-10 with an overall FT percentage of .752 (354-of-471), is shooting .803 from the stripe (159-of-198) in league play.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>However, <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=39534"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=39534">Ivan Radenovic</A></A>&rsquo;s consecutive made free throw streak ended over the weekend at 31.<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_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><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_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; TEXT-TRANSFORM: uppercase; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">double-doubles:</SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=186162"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=186162">Marcus Williams</A></A>&rsquo; 11 points and 11 rebounds marked his team-leading fourth double-double of the season (fourth career).<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>It was <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State>&rsquo;s 12th double-double of the year, which is six more than all of last 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_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><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_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; TEXT-TRANSFORM: uppercase; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">In Reserve:</SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Junior guard <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=68642"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=68642">Daniel Dillon</A></A> came off the bench last week with his most productive week of the season.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The 6-foot-3 native of <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Melbourne</st1:City>, <st1:State w:st="on">Victoria</st1:State>, <st1:country-region w:st="on">Australia</st1:country-region></st1:place>, averaged 4.5 points and 2.0 rebounds in 19.0 minutes per game, while shooting 60.0 percent from the field.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>On the year, Dillon is averaging 2.3 points and 1.3 rebounds per game in 18 appearances.<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_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><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_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; TEXT-TRANSFORM: uppercase; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">600/600:</SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Senior <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=39534"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=39534">Ivan Radenovic</A></A> grabbed the 600th rebound of his career last week in <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Los Angeles</st1:place></st1:City> and is the Pac-10&rsquo;s active rebounds leader with 612 caroms collected.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>In his 109-game career, Radenovic is averaging 5.6 rebounds per game.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Fellow senior <A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=39542"><A class=ARTICLELINK href="/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=39542">Mustafa Shakur</A></A> is eight assists shy of becoming just the fourth player in school history<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>to pass out 600 assists in a career.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>In his 118-game career, Shakur is averaging 5.0 assists 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_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><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_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; TEXT-TRANSFORM: uppercase; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Scoring 80:</SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><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 160-19 (.894) 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 10-1 this season when scoring 80 or more points, a feat that has happened in 12 of 18 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_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><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_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><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_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><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_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><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_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><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_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><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_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><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_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><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_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><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_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><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_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><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_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><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_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><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_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><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_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; TEXT-TRANSFORM: uppercase; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Early Signees:</SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><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_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><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_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><B><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; TEXT-TRANSFORM: uppercase; FONT-FAMILY: Arial">Up Next:</SPAN></B></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK4"><SPAN style="mso-bookmark: OLE_LINK3"><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>Following tonight&rsquo;s game, <st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Arizona</st1:place></st1:State> steps out of conference for the final time during the regular season on Saturday, when the Cats host No. 4 North Carolina.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes"> </SPAN>The game will tip-off at 11 a.m. MST and can be seen nationally on CBS-TV.</SPAN></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial"><o:p></o:p></SPAN></P>
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