Arizona Player of the Game:
Aaron Gordon – The freshman was playing his final regular season game in college and made it memorable, finishing with 21 points and eight rebounds. In addition, he also hit seven of his twelve free throws in the game. If not for Gordon's effort, Arizona might not have even been close in the second half once Oregon started to get hot.
Stats of the Game:
10-19: Oregon shot lights out from beyond the arc against Arizona and it was a big part of the upset. The Ducks hit ten of their nineteen threes for the game, including hitting seven of twelve in the second half. Those shots were vital down the stretch for Oregon, as back-to-back treys were what put Arizona away late.
General Thoughts: Although this game was not pretty by any means for the Wildcats, there is not much that can be taken from the outcome. It was Senior Night in Eugene and Oregon was playing for its NCAA Tournament life, while the Wildcats were winding down a tough road trip with the Pac-12 Title already in hand.
The only two players who even had decent games were Aaron Gordon and Kaleb Tarczewski. That is even pushing it a little bit because Tarczewski played pretty bad in the second half. It was just a game where nothing fell into place for Arizona and there is no reason to believe that this game was anything more than just one bad game in a hostile environment.
Sean Miller Quotable:
"They were highly motivated," Miller said. "With that, we had to play at our best and we didn't."
"They're fighting for a tournament berth and guys are in zones," said Johnson. "Give him (Calliste) credit, he made the shots."