Mark Lyons led the Wildcats with 23 points, while Solomon Hill finished with 16.
Wildcats at West Regional in Los Angeles
No. 6 Seed Arizona (27-7) at NCAA West Regional
Cats meet media; prepare for Harvard
Mark Lyons scored 23 points and the sixth-seeded Arizona Wildcats rolled past No. 11 seed Belmont 81-64 Thursday night in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
2012-2013 Photo Gallery
Arizona vs Ohio State
Game action from UA's 74-51 win vs. Harvard, March 23, 2013, in Salt Lake City. Photos by Patti Ota and Richard Paige.
Men's Basketball: Arizona vs. UCLA
Arizona vs. Colorado
General: Possesses the ability to play both guard positions with the athleticism to impact at both ends ... A superior athlete with an improving jump shot ... Arizona's most comfortable freshman in 2011-12 ... A heady player with tons of athletic ability ... Started in 28 of 35 appearances as a freshman ... Ranked second on the team in assists (85) and assist:turnover ratio (1.27:1) ... Tallied 13 games with double-figure points.
Freshman (2011-12): A Pac-12 all-freshman team pick ... Posted his first 20-point game at Washington on 2/18 ... Ranks second on the team with 85 assists ... Posted seven points and four assists on 3/14 vs. Bucknell ... Tallied five points vs. Colorado on 3/10 in Pac-12 Tournament final ... Collected nine points and five assists in a season-high 36 minutes vs. Oregon State on 3/9 ... Totaled five points and four blocked shots on 3/8 vs. UCLA in Pac-12 Tournament ... Tallied five points, five boards and two steals at Arizona State on 3/4 ... Played 23 minutes without a turnover on 2/25 vs. UCLA ... Collected five boards and three assists on 2/23 vs. USC ... Posted 20 points (career-high 14 FGA) and four assists at Washington on 2/18 ... Passed out three assists and blocked a shot on 2/16 at Washington State ... Scored 12 of his game-high 18 points vs. Utah on 2/11 in the second half, including 10 in the final 6:24 to go with a career-high three steals ... Hit 6-of-8 FTs en route to nine points and five boards vs. Colorado on 2/9 ... Posted 10 points and a season-high seven rebounds on 2/4 at Stanford ... Posted 11 points, his first double-figure effort in four games, to go with five assists on 2/2 at California ... Registered three boards, a block and steal on 1/28 vs. Washington ... Collected seven points and four rebounds on 1/26 vs. Washington State ... Tallied two points (1-of-5 FG) and two assists at Colorado on 1/21 ... Hit 3-of-4 treys en route to 11 points, four boards and three assists on 1/19 at Utah ... Collected seven points and two blocks on 1/14 vs. Oregon ... Equaled a season high with 19 points (3-of-4 3pt. FG) on 1/12 vs. Oregon State to go with two assists ... Equaled a season high with seven boards at USC on 1/8 ... Scored a season-low two points (1-of-6 FG) on 1/5 at UCLA ... Tallied 14 points, including 3-of-5 3-pt. FG, his highest point total in four games on 12/31 vs. Arizona State ... Collected three assists and a steal on 12/22 vs. Bryant ... Passed out six assists and grabbed four boards on 12/20 vs. Oakland ... Posted 13 points and a 6:1 assist:turnover ratio on 12/17 vs. Gonzaga ... Named Fiesta Bowl Classic MVP after totaling 14 points (7-of-9 FG) and two rebounds vs. Clemson on 12/10 ... Made his first career start at point guard on 12/7 at Florida, where he logged a season-high 35 minutes ... Passed out a game-high four assists vs. Northern Arizona on 12/3 ... Poured in a career-high 19 points (8-of-14 FG) to go with two assists in his first career start on 11/29 at New Mexico State ... Posted season-high totals of seven rebounds and three steals vs. San Diego State on 11/23 ... Registered six points, three assists and two blocks on 11/18 vs. Mississippi State ... Hit 3-of-5 treys en route to 11 points on 11/17 vs. St. John's ... Played his first career game at point guard on 11/13 vs. Ball State, finishing with nine points, three boards and an assist ... Six of eight points vs. Duquesne came from the line (10 att.) ... Posted a solid all-around debut, posting 14 points (8-of-9 FT), three rebounds and six assists on 11/7 vs. Valparaiso.
High School: Prepped at Findlay Prep in Henderson, Nev., and averaged 24.8 ppg, 6.5 rpg and 4.7 apg as a senior, leading team to a 28-4 record as a senior for coach Mike Peck ... Ranked as the No. 40 overall prospect in the country and the No. 8 shooting guard by rivals.com to go with a scout grade of 96 by espn.com ... A Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first-team selection ... Averaged 14.1 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game as a junior in leading Findlay to a 32-2 record ... Helped Findlay win the ESPN RISE National High School Invitational in 2010, where Johnson averaged 12 points and three steals per game in the tournament, and competed in the Boost Mobile Elite 24 All-Star game in Venice, Calif. ... He also competed in the Under Armor slam dunk contest ... Attended Highland High School in Gilbert, Ariz., for two years before transferring to Findlay Prep prior to his junior year ... One of five players featured on ESPN's Elite 24 behind-the-scenes special. ... His father, "Jumpin'" Joey Johnson, played collegiately at Arizona State, while his uncle is the late Dennis Johnson, a 14-year NBA veteran and Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee.
Nick Johnson's Honors
Fiesta Bowl Classic Most Valuable Player
Pac-12 Conference all-freshman team
Nick Johnson's Career Highs
Points 20, at Washington, 2/18/2012 Rebounds 7, three times, last, at Stanford, 2/4/2012 FG 8, at New Mexico State, 11/29/2011 FGA 14, twice, last, at Washington, 2/18/2012 3PT 3, five times, last, vs. Utah, 2/11/2012 3ATT 7, twice, last, vs. Utah, 2/11/2012 FT 8, vs. Valparaiso, 11/7/2011 FTA 11, vs. Oregon State, 1/12/2012 AST 6, three times, last, vs. Oakland, 12/20/2011 STL 3, twice, last, vs. Utah, 2/11/2012 BLK 4, vs. UCLA, 3/8/2012 MIN 36, vs. Oregon State, 3/9/2012
Nick Johnson's Career Statistics
Total 3-Point Rebounds Year GP-GS Min/Avg FG-FGA Pct FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off-Def Tot Avg PF-FO Ast TO Blk Stl Pts/Avg 2011-12 35-28 983/28.1 99-268 .369 40-125 .320 74-109 .679 19-95 114 3.3 79-3 85 67 19 26 312/8.9 TOTAL 35-28 983/28.1 99-268 .369 40-125 .320 74-109 .679 19-95 114 3.3 79-3 85 67 19 26 312/8.9