How Sweet it is

Arizona defeated Harvard 74-51 on Saturday to advance to the Sweet 16. Read on for a complete recap of how it went down.

Arizona did everything it needed to and more on Saturday, as it defeated Harvard 74-51 to advance to the Sweet 16.

Solomon Hill got on the board first and Kevin Parrom added a three-pointer. Kenyatta Smith made two free-throws for Harvard's first points, but Mark Lyons hit a three and a jumper to give Arizona the 10-2 lead with 15:24 left in the half.

Brandon Ashley scored out of a timeout and Nick Johnson proceeded to go one of two from the line. Lyons then scored again and Ashley made two free-throws before a three-pointer by Siyani Chambers cut Arizona's lead to 17-5 with 11:47 left in the half.

Johnson added a three-pointer before Steve Moundou-Missi made two free-throws. Hill had a three of his own and Tarczewski followed with a basket. After a bucket by Christian Webster, Hill hit a three and followed with a dunk to extend Arizona's lead to 30-9 with 7:33 left in the half.

Harvard tried to get something going with a shot by Smith and Wesley Saunders, but Lyons then exchanged baskets with Saunders. Lyons and Tarczewski proceeded to score consecutive hoops and Arizona took a 35-15 lead with under five minutes left in the half.

After two free-throws by Parrom, Moundou-Missi made a shot. Hill answered with two free-throws, but Moundou-Missi made one of his own and a jumper as well. After a Tarczewski free-throw, Moundou-Missi scored again to cut Arizona's lead to 40-22 going into the half.

Tarczewski began the second half with two free-throws, but Smith scored in the paint and Webster hit a three-pointer that forced Sean Miller to call timeout early in the half. After a Lyons score, Chambers hit a three. However, Lyons scored and followed with a three to put the Wildcats up 49-30 with just under 16 minutes left.

Saunders hit three consecutive free-throws before a shot by Lyons and a three-pointer by Mayes. After a free-throw by Travis, Lyons hit a layup to put Arizona up 56-34 with 11:12 left in the half. Travis proceeded to make two free-throws and Laurent Rivard hit his first three of the game. However, Lyons responded with a three, as Travis followed with a basket.

Ashley got a bucket the next time down court to give Arizona a 61-41 lead with 9:12 left in the second half. After a Crimson free-throw, Smith dunked in an offensive board to cut the lead to 61-44. After a free-throw by Hill, Mayes added a jumper. Smith responded with a bucket, but Mayes came back with a three-point play. Webster and Johnson exchanged threes as Arizona led 70-49 with about four minutes left.


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