A closer look at Arizona's 74-73 loss to California

Arizona fell to California 74-73 on the road on Saturday. Read on to find out more about the loss including the player of the game for Arizona, the key moments, and more.

Arizona fell to 16-4 on the season and 4-3 in Pac-12 play with a 74-73 loss to California.  Here's a closer look at what happened:

Player of the Game:

Ryan Anderson - The senior did his best to keep Arizona in the game, but his 14 points and nine rebounds weren't enough. Anderson was able to limit California's big man in the paint, but struggled to keep the Golden Bears off of the offense glass in the loss. The big man had an assist and just one foul in the game, but didn't score in the final seven minutes.

Key Moments:

* Arizona and California battled back and forth for the entire first half, with the Wildcats holding just a single point lead at halftime. The Golden Bears start to take over the game in the second half, scoring seven straight points and holding Arizona without a basket for the first four minutes of action.

* California extended its lead to as many as nine, but a 7-0 run by the Wildcats cut the lead back down to two. Just as Arizona battled back in the game, Jordan Mathews got a basket inside and Ivan Rabb found the bucket in transition. Jaylen Brown put in a jumper of his own and the Golden Bears were back in the lead 57-49.

* Down five with just over a minute to go, Arizona was able to tie the game with a Gabe York three pointer and a Kadeem Allen layup after a steal. Brown put the Golden Bears up with one of two free throws after Kaleb Tarczewski fouled out of the game. York tried to take the ball to the basket for the win with just seconds remaining, but was unable to score as time expired.

Stat of the Game:

12 - The Golden Bears dominated the offensive glass throughout the night. California pulled down 12 offensive rebounds in the game and turned it into 12 second chance points. Arizona won the overall rebounding battle, but got outhustled underneath California's basket too many times in the loss.

Miller Quotable:

“You have to credit Jordan Mathews for an incredible night," Miller said. "A lot of his shots came in transition. His teammates did a great job finding him, and when they did find him, he made us pay."


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