Arizona played one of its worst games of the season in a 75-72 loss to Colorado. Here's a closer look at what happened:
Player of the Game:
Allonzo Trier - The freshman was the best player wearing red on the court, finishing with 15 points and four rebounds in the loss. Trier had a chance to tie the game late, but his long ball try was just a tad bit hard. The freshman was solid on defense throughout the game, but it wasn't enough.
* Early in the second half, Arizona started letting the game get away. Just moments after halftime, Kaleb Tarczewski was whistled for his third foul of the game on a questionable call. Sean Miller was almost immediately assessed a technical foul. The free throws allowed Colorado to extend the lead to eight and give the Buffs all the momentum in the arena.
* Arizona fought back, cutting the lead to five at 73-64, but none of the Wildcat big men could handle Josh Scott, who scored back-to-back baskets and made it look easy. It extended Colorado's lead to 73-64 and put the Wildcats behind the eight ball.
* The Wildcats attempted to get back into the game late, cutting the lead all the way down to a single possession game. With the shot clock turned off, Gabe York dribbled the ball down the court and lost the ball out of bounds. On the following possession, Scott traveled, giving the ball back to Arizona with just 8 seconds on the clock. The Wildcats were able to get off one final shot, but Trier's try was too hard and the clock ran out.
Stat of the Game:
3 - While many factors were at play in Arizona's loss to Colorado, one of the most important stats was that the Wildcats only hit three three-pointers in the entire game, all coming in the second half. Arizona attempted eleven shots from behind the arc in the game, but was unable to capitalize on the big shots and failed to come away with the win.
"Sometimes you have to take your hat off to the opponent and say tonight they were the better team and they were," Miller said. "They were ready to play, they were the harder playing, more physical team. We can't let one game ruin all that we have achieved."