Arizona Player of the Game:
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson: Although it was a blow out victory, the true freshman played the best game of his young career at Arizona. From the moment he entered the game, Hollis-Jefferson played with 100-percent intensity, crashing the offensive boards and snatching up loose balls. His effort on the court helped Arizona pull away in the first half and that lead allowed the Wildcats to play free in the second half.
Hollis-Jefferson didn't lead in any categories, but still finished with 13 points and seven rebounds. The freshman also added an assist and a block in the game.
Stats of the Night:
100: Arizona broke the century mark for the first time all season against Fairleigh Dickinson. The Wildcats won the game 100-50 and it was a fitting way to end as the victory gave Sean Miller his 100th win as Head Coach of the Wildcats. His record currently sits at 100-43 with a 96-43 record the previous four years and a spotless 4-0 record this season.
Arizona played extremely well for the entire game. The Wildcats were a little slow out of the gates, but some help from the bench sparked a fire under the players and allowed Arizona to jump out to a big lead.
Any player on the court could have made a case for player of the game. Gabe York was phenomenal on offense throughout the entire game, ending with a career-high 20 points. He had several big shots and also grabbed two rebounds.
Aaron Gordon started slow, but ended the game with ten points and rebounds for his third double-double of the season. T.J. McConnell did his job as point guard and dished out season-high nine assists, while turning the ball over just once.
The Wildcats were just clicking on all cylinders after the first four minute of the game. The score was 89-41 when Jacob Hazzard entered the game for Arizona. The deficit was dwindled a little after that, but not by much.
It was the third time in four games that the Wildcats dismantled opponents once they started rolling. It begins to make the hopeful matchup with Duke that much more intriguing.
Sean Miller Quotable:
"To play a game with only five turnovers is outstanding," Miller said. "We made great decisions. That's a great sign early in the year."
"My teammates make me feel so comfortable," Hollis-Jefferson said. "I just like to have fun and play basketball. When you're having fun out there, everything's easier, so it's really easy with these guys."