The Arizona Wildcats beat the Beavers of Oregon State for the second time in a week and move on to the semi-finals of the Pacific Life Pac-10 Tournament where they will play USC. It was a good team effort for the Wildcats who will need that type of effort again Friday.
Here are WildcatAuthority.com's player grades for Arizona vs. Oregon State:
Derrick Williams: Not your typical game for Williams, who did a lot of damage from the outside against the Beavers. The big man shot 5 of 6 from deep and made his first five attempts before missing his last. Williams shot 8 of 12 from the field for 22 points and grabbed seven boards as well. Shooting well is another aspect of the game that has his stock rising for the next level.
Solomon Hill: Hill seems to be playing at a high level over the last two weeks. After a dismal showing in Los Angeles the first time, Hill started the conference tournament with a great all around showing as he scored nine points on 4 of 9 shooting and grabbed 11 rebounds, including five of them coming on the offensive end. He is playing well at the right time of the year for Arizona.
Kevin Parrom: With Kyle Fogg nursing a deep thigh bruise, Parrom was able to get into the starting lineup. His first half was shaky but combined with Hill, his second half was unmatched by any player on Oregon State. Parrom scored all 13 of his points in the second half and shot 5 of 9 from the field. The sophomore also grabbed seven rebounds and dished out four assists.
Lamont Jones: The point guard played well for the most part of the zone even though he had a few turnovers against the Beaver's 1-3-1 zone. Jones shot 4 of 13 from the field and made 3 of 6 from three to finish with 13 points. His hot shooting from three helped Arizona pull away early in the second half and into the semi-finals.
Jesse Perry: Perry played strong throughout the game and in 25 minutes of play he scored seven points on 3 of 4 shooting and had four rebounds. Defensively he played well against the Oregon State big men who could have had a much bigger impact in the game in order to upset Arizona. Going up against USC on Friday, Perry will need to play well again because the Trojans are confident against the Wildcats.
Jordin Mayes: In his first appearance in the conference tournament Mayes had a rough time playing against the zone. He was 0 for 2 from deep even though the team shot well from beyond the arc all game. He finished with four points on 1 of 4 shooting, one assists and two steals. It was his first action of college style tournament play and it should only get better for him.
Player Grades: UA vs. OSU
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