Arizona Player of the Game:
Kevin Parrom– The senior was a do-it-all player for Arizona against Utah. While Parrom wasn't the leading scorer, he made the right decisions on offense and didn't try to do too much. He sat down on the baseline and free throw line against the zone and found ways to open up the floor. Parrom also led both teams with nine rebounds on the day.
The Wildcats looked better than they did on Thursday night against Colorado, but there were still things that went awry for Arizona. The offense had signs of greatness on Sunday with Parrom finding holes in the 2-3 zone, but there is still not enough aggression from the guards or Solomon Hill.
Arizona isn't going to beat any premier teams by dribbling around the arc for thirty seconds and launching a long ball. There was less of that kind of offense in the win over Utah, but Lyons was a dreadful one of nine from beyond the arc, with many of his shots drawing the front of the iron.
On the defensive side of the ball, Arizona did better for most of the game. The Utes shot forty percent from the field, but also had eleven offensive rebounds that led to eleven second chance points. Rebounding is something that the Wildcats need to be more consistent with as the season winds down.
Sean Miller Quotable:
We are happy with the win, but our team continues to make the same mistakes we made two months ago and we have to get better as we move forward if we want to accomplish something special in March."
"If I come off the bench and I only play 5 minutes a game, I'm still going to come in and show my best and impact the game in whatever ways I can -- whether it's scoring, rebounding or just playing defense," Ashley said.