Channing Frye blocks a shot on the defensive end and then sprints down the court to finish the break.
PLAYER OF THE GAME
Andre Iguodala. Iguodala came up just two assists short of a triple-double. He scored 23 points, had 12 rebounds and dished out eight assists, with just one turnover.
TAKING CARE OF THE BALL
Arizona's three leading assist men, Iguodala, Chris Rodgers and Mustafa Shakur, combined for 22 assists and just three turnovers. As a team the Cats had 30 assists and 10 turnovers.
LITTLE BIG MAN
Hassan Adams may be able to lay claim to the title "Best 6-4 Shot Blocker." Adams had two blocks on bigger players. He led the Wildcats in blocks.
NO STRANGERS TO MCKALE PT. 1
The Nike Elite, or their previous incarnation as Marathon Oil, have been regulars in McKale. According to coach Glen Sergent one of his clubs has played an exhibition against the Wildcats 19 of the last 20 years. The lone miss coming in 1999. Daryl Cunningham has competed for Sergent the past four seasons, this being his fourth trip to Tucson.
NO STRANGERS TO MCKALE PT. 2
Three other Nike players have competed in Tucson previously. Jeff Boschee and his Kansas Jayhwaks beat the Cats in 2001. New Mexico's Wayland White was a winner in 1999. Lionel Armsted is 0-2 in the building. His West Virginia Mountaineers lost two games in the 2001 Fiesta Bowl Classic to Valparaiso and Pepperdine.
As a team the Wildcats shot 58.8%. Six players shot better than 50%, with Mustafa Shakur's 8-10 leading the way.
Team Nike began each half by making small runs. They opened both halves by scoring the first four points. In the first half they scored on their first five possessions, making their first four field goals.
Boschee scored in double figures in every game of the eight-game tour. He had 16 against the Wildcats.
"I give Arizona credit. They ran us out of energy. I like the way they get up and down the court. It reminded me of my senior year (at Kansas) when we played with three guards. We got up and down the court, and I see them doing some similar things. The way they pressure the ball is really going to help them."—Jeff Boschee, Team Nike and former Kansas guard.
Isaiah Fox sat out a second game as punishment for a shoplifting incident. He is expected to play against NAU.
BE TRUE TO YOUR SCHOOL
Boschee was wearing a pair of Kansas basketball shorts after the game while being interviewed.
Arizona starts the regular season on Monday against NAU.
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