Arizona Player of the Game:
Kaleb Tarczewski – Despite only finishing with three rebounds, Tarczewski was instrumental in helping Arizona pull away in the second half, as he finished with 14 points. He scored eight straight early in the first five minutes of the second period.
Tarczewski also played great defense throughout the night, holding Josh Scott to just nine points in the game. The center was not a huge force on the glass and did not block any shots, but was able to alter some shots and was a presence inside.Key Moments:
Stat of the Night:
92 - One of Arizona’s most biggest criticisms this season has been the poor free throw shooting on the road and in close games. The Wildcats made 23 of 25 shots from the charity stripe in the win over Colorado and it was one of the main factors in how Arizona was able to win by so much. The Wildcats finished 92-percent from the line and made more free throws than the Buffs attempted (21).
The shooting guard has also stepped up his defensive game, playing solid defense in the last few games and registering a block in the win.
Sean Miller Quotable:
“I told the team afterwards that this was one of those games, that I really have a great feeling about being their coach, about all of us being on the same team," Miller said.
"Reason why I say it is that I really felt about four days ago that our practices and the collective attitude of our team has never been better. And our preparation going into this game is what you want, especially this late in the year.
”"Our team has found its niche," York said. "We're all playing at a very high level. Our team is jelling together really well."