Here are WildcatAuthority.com's player grades for Arizona vs. Ball State:
Kyle Fogg: Arizona needed someone to really step up against Ball State as it was playing very well in the first half. Fogg was the player that stepped up on both offense and defense. The senior guard was forcing five-second calls and hitting three point shots back on the other end. He finished with 21 points on 5 of 12 shooting, 3 of 5 from beyond the arc.
Kevin Parrom: He alluded to playing and no one was really sure until he checked in the game. The game energy went up and after a few minutes of him getting his game legs underneath him, Parrom made his stamp on the game. His shot still looks good even though he went 1 of 3 from deep but his one make was the biggest of the night. Parrom pulled Arizona within one point of Ball State and his embrace with Miller near the end of the game will be imprinted into the minds of Arizona fans for a long time.
Solomon Hill: It was the first double-double of the season for Hill and it came at a very necessary time for Arizona. Hill was aggressive and was taking smart shots as he scored 16 points on 4 of 6 shooting. His aggressive play led to him taking 10 free-throw attempts and making seven. The junior forward also grabbed 11 rebounds and had three assists. He might just be more comfortable when Kevin Parrom is out there with him.
Nick Johnson: With Josiah Turner not playing, Johnson became the backup point guard with Jordin Mayes starting. There is no secret that Johnson is a gamer. If there is a challenge in front of him, Johnson is willing to take it head on. Johnson has a bit of a tough time with making certain passes but ran the offense pretty well. His lone assists came on a drive and dish to Solomon Hill who hit a big three. Johnson scored nine points on 2 of 6 shooting.
Jesse Perry: After having two straight double-doubles to start the season, Perry had somewhat of a rough game Sunday afternoon. Perry spent a lot of time on the perimeter and shot three three-pointers, which is not his strength. He did have the job of guarding Jarrod Jones, who had a magnificent game for Ball State.
Jordin Mayes: Mayes got the start again but did not shoot the ball as well as he did in his last outing. The sophomore guard took some bad shots and shot 0 of 3 from the field for the game. His play allowed for Nick Johnson to really step up, but Arizona will need better play from the guard as it travels to New York.