Notebook: Arizona vs. St. John's

Arizona had an impressive win against St. John's on Thursday night. Read on for a complete look at what stood out.

Arizona survived a scare from St. Johns on Thursday and ultimately came away with the victory as the Wildcats knocked off the Red Storm 81-72. UA moves to a perfect 4-0 on the season and played its best game of the early season thus far.

This game was won from beyond the three-point arc for Arizona. The Wildcats were knocking down shots from long range throughout the night and really prevented St. Johns from being able to run away with the game in the instances in which the Red Storm held leads. It was a hard-fought game from both squads, but it was UA who came away victorious.

  • The shots were falling all night from downtown for Arizona. The Wildcats shot 50 percent (14-for-28) from deep as seven different players connected from three-point land. UA needed those shots from deep as it shot just 36.7 percent from two-point range.

  • It was a total team effort for Arizona, who was led by Solomon Hill's 15 points. The junior added six rebounds, four assists and blocked a shot as he showed why he is arguably the best all-around player on the team.

  • Senior Kyle Fogg had another impressive outing. The guard scored 13 points, dished out six assists and collected two steals in the winning effort. Fogg was also an important factor from long-range as he knocked down three out of seven attempts from beyond the arc.

  • Senior forward Jesse Perry continues to be a rock in the middle for UA. Perry scored 11 points, grabbed nine rebounds and blocked a pair of shots. After a slow start in the first half, Perry picked up the slack in the second half and was an important factor down the stretch.

  • Guard Nick Johnson also hit key shots down the stretch and finished with 11 points. The freshman was efficient from deep as he connected on three out of his four attempts from three-point land.

  • Jordin Mayes finished with 12 points in his second straight game as a starter. Mayes was 2-for-5 from long range and played solid defense throughout the evening.

  • Josiah Turner had a very encouraging performance at Madison Square Garden on Thursday. The freshman finished with eight points, four rebounds and a pair of steals as he had his best overall outing since arriving on campus. Turner did turn the ball over four times, but the other aspects of his game should leave the Arizona faithful confident in his potential going forward.

  • Junior Kevin Parrom played in his second game of the season and played a key role off the bench. The forward hit two three-point shots early in the contest to help get the Wildcats rolling. He also grabbed three rebounds and led the bench with four assists.

  • UA did an excellent job of playing team basketball as the Wildcats dished out a total of 17 assists, compared to only 10 from St. Johns.

  • The Wildcats had their most efficient showing from the charity stripe through four games. UA shot 81 percent (17-for-21) from the foul line as a team.

  • Arizona did a much better job of taking care of the ball than the Red Storm did. UA only committed nine turnovers while St. Johns coughed the ball up 16 times.

  • Wildcat Authority Top Stories