Arizona moved to 15-3 on the season and got ahead at 3-2 in Pac-12 play with a 90-66 win over Washington State. Here's a closer look at what happened:
Player of the Game:
Parker Jackson-Cartwright - The sophomore played well for the second consecutive game, but was an instrumental part of the Wildcats' surge to pull away from the Cougars. The point guard finished with seven assists and two turnovers in the game. Jackson-Cartwright also knocked down three long balls for 13 points on the night. He grabbed three rebounds to close out his line.
* Both teams traded baskets for a majority of the first half, but the Wildcats started to pull away after about ten minutes of game play. With 8:32 left before halftime, Jackson-Cartwright took a post pass from Chance Comanche and buried his second three pointer of the night to give the Wildcats a 32-21 lead.
* The Wildcats continued to pull away and took all momentum into the locker room. Coming out of a timeout, Arizona had just seven seconds to get off a shot. Jackson-Cartwright found York coming off of a screen and the senior drilled a long ball. The shot put Arizona ahead 46-31 heading into halftime.
* Early in the first half, Arizona put one of the final nails in the coffin. Just two minutes into the half, York stole the ball and took it down the court for a monstrous dunk over Charles Callison. It capped a 10-0 Arizona run that put the Wildcats up 56-33.
Stat of the Game:
9 - Despite having concerns about depth with the multiple players missing from the rotation, Arizona had nine players score in the game. Ryan Anderson led the Wildcats with 15 points, but almost every player on the court had at least one field goal including Commanche, who got a dunk late in the game. Jacob Hazzard and Paulo Cruz both saw action in mop up time, but were the only Wildcats not to score.
"I thought the story of this weekend was Parker Jackson-Cartwright," Miller said. "He played the best basketball of his career in back to back games."
"I think I found my rhythm in the last two games," Parker Jackson-Cartwright said. "My teammates are doing a great job of finding me. My teammates and the coaching staff have given me a lot of confidence."null