Brendon Lavender: Lavender hit two three-point shots in the first half, but with the lack of continuity in the second half he could not find open shots and only had one three-point attempt in the second half. Perhaps the fear of a quick trigger led Lavender to being hesitant, but being the only one hitting shots meant he should have been more aggressive.
Josiah Turner: Turner got the start on Thursday night and while he still was playing too fast for the game and his teammates at times, he was able to really be a factor in the game especially early. The biggest issue for Turner was that the offense found itself stagnant and out of sorts for much of the game. Turner did not help the cause by taking it to the rim and forcing shots, but the offense will come easier with time.
Jordin Mayes: You could sense that Arizona was waiting on the moment where Mayes would hit one of his big three-point shots, but that moment never came. Mayes could not find a rhythm all game and when he cannot hit shots sometimes he becomes invisible. He was 0-4 from the field on the night.
Kyle Fogg: Fogg, like Mayes, needed to hit some big shots, but besides a three-point shot in the first half, did not make a big impact for the Wildcats. He scored seven points on 2 of 6 shooting and defensively he made the guards work for their shots, but it was easy for them to pass the ball down to the big men. Senior leadership was needed much, much more.
Angelo Chol: I thought Chol was aggressive, which was necessary. However, he was not much of an answer for Travis and David Wear either. Chol would foul instead of contest shots and could not keep them off of the boards. His effort should not be overlooked, but Chol is still learning how to play big at the college level.
Jesse Perry: Perry scored 13 points on 5 of 12 shooting but, besides getting his shot blocked a couple of times, that was not really the primary issue. Perry was getting pushed around all game and the Wear Twins let him have it. They were getting offensive rebounds and second chance points all night long. Granted, Perry is pretty much doing it by himself, which is a problem, but with Josh Smith not playing there was no way Perry should have not had his way in the lane.
Nick Johnson: You hate to see freshman with a lot of heart play so bad but it is pretty simple- you will never see Johnson play any worse than he did Thursday night while he is in an Arizona uniform.