A closer look at Arizona's 92-37 win over NAU

Arizona defeated NAU 92-37 on Wednesday night. Read on to find out how it happened, including the player of the game, key moments, and more.

Arizona moved to 10-1 on the season, with a 92-37 home win over Northern Arizona. Here's a closer look at what happened:

Player of the Game:

Ryan Anderson - The senior had his way inside for a majority of the game, racking up his fourth double-double of the season. Anderson scored 18 points and pulled down 12 rebounds. There were a few other players that could have qualified for this, but Anderson did most of his heavy lifting in the first half when Arizona was building its lead. Without him, the Wildcats still win, but it might have taken longer to pull away.

Key Moments:

* Arizona opened the game with solid defense, though it could not get many shots to fall early. The Wildcats opened the game with a 7-0 run with five points coming from Dusan Ristic over the first five minutes of the game.

* Northern Arizona made a push to get back into the game, cutting Arizona's lead to just four at 20-16, but the Wildcats were able to pull away again, with Kadeem Allen leading the charge. He scored five straight points during a 9-0 run for the the home team and the Wildcats pulled away for good.

* Things only got worse for the Lumberjacks as the Wildcats came out of the locker room fired up and went on an 11-0 run, highlighted by an Allonzo Trier dunk in transition to spark the crowd. Arizona coasted the rest of the way towards the finish line.

Stat of the Game:

8:52 - Northern Arizona was rather cold to start both halves of the game on Wednesday. Combined, the Lumberjacks took 8:52 to score in the first and second half. During that time, Arizona went on a combined 18-0 run. 

Miller Quotable:

"I thought our second half we really put it together," Miller said. "Anytime you hold a team to nine points in 16, 17 minutes for a half, obviously a lot of good things are happening and I thought we had a lot to do with that."

Wildcat Quotable:

"He got on us really hard and told us to pick it up," Allen said. "We came out in the second half and played Arizona basketball."


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