It is a scenario that Arizona does not want too much experience with, but the Wildcats saw numerous players step up in Derrick Williams' limited time on Saturday.
"Our point guards combined for twenty-five points, three assists, and only one turnover tonight, and that's really great for us," Sean Miller said. "Momo Jones and
Jordin Mayes really did a great job tonight. It's tough to expect a freshman to play point guard, but Jordin has been working hard in practice, and he's very coachable.
"His high school program really helped him bridge the gap, and now he is light-years ahead of how he was in November and December. Anyone can see that he is really hitting his stride right now. For Momo, I think this was his best weekend this season. He was aggressive and took care of the ball."
The effort showed that Arizona is better than it was last year and even last week for that matter.
"We are light-years ahead of how we performed a year ago in every way. We were six and three after the first half of the conference schedule, but we were definitely not good enough in February.
"This year, we have the depth that helps us both in practice, and in games. If someone isn't having a good night, then we have a person on the bench that can step in.
Kevin Parrom is one of those players. He made some big baskets at key times tonight, and he has that toughness off the bench that we need."
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