Hassan Adams finished with 14 points and nine rebounds. More importantly he scored seven points in Arizona's 15-2 run that resulted in the Wildcats' first lead. Adams also had to log minutes at center when Channing Frye was in foul trouble.
PLAY OF THE GAME
Adams stole the ball at midcourt and outraced a pair of Bilikens to finish with a one-hand slam. The play was Arizona's first transition bucket and started the 15-2 run.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
Arizona had just one player over 6-7 play more than three minutes, yet outrebounded Saint Louis 38-28. Andre Iguodala had 13 boards for the Wildcats.
One reason the Wildcats played this game was to give Iguodala a game close to home. Springfield, Ill. is just 100 miles from St. Louis and Iguodala had a number of friends and family members make the drive. Kirk Walters had eight relatives and a few car loads of friends make the 480 mile drive from Grand Rapids, Mich. to see him play.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS PT. 2
Arizona committed 12 turnovers, but seven of them came in the game's first 12 minutes.
SLU scored just two field goals in their final 14 possessions of the second half. Those two buckets came on the final two possessions of the half.
BETTER LATE THAN NEVER
Arizona did not take the lead until the 11:21 mark of the second half. They never surrendered the lead.
For the second game in a row the Cats play a game decided by one-point.
Arizona has not played a game in St. Louis since 1957 when they lost 61-52 to Washington University.
Arizona is 18-15 against teams that are currently in Conference USA. The Cats have beaten Saint Louis the past two seasons. Their last game against another C-USA squad was in 1997 when they beat Tulane 81-62.
TURNOVERS: 12 (H Adams 3, M Shakur 3, C Frye 2, S Stoudamire, K Walters, C Rodgers, A Iguodala)
BLOCKED SHOTS: 4 (C Frye 2, H Adams 2)
STEALS: 3 (H Adams 3)
3-PT FGS: 8-20, .400 (A Iguodala 2-6, S Stoudamire 3-9, C Rodgers 3-5)
TURNOVERS: 10 (C Sloan 2, A Drejaj 2, I Ohanon 2, R Bryant, R Varner, T Frericks, J Fisher)
BLOCKED SHOTS: 0
STEALS: 5 (A Drejaj 2, C Sloan, J Johnson, T Frericks)
3-PT FGS: 9-25, .360 (C Sloan 0-3, J Fisher 2-3, A Drejaj 2-8, R Bryant 5-11)