A Closer Look: Arizona over Liberty

The Cats cruised to another win in the Fiesta Bowl Classic. Arizona is now 36-1 in Fiesta Bowl Classic games and is one game away from their 18th Fiesta Bowl win. It also marked the great debut of Ivan Radenovic.

PLAYER OF THE GAME
Andre Iguodala had his second triple-double, matching the school record of Loren Woods. Iguodala had 13 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists. He also had a block and five steals.

PLAY OF THE GAME
Ivan Radenovic banked home a mid-range jumpshot moments after entering the game.

TURNING POINT
Trailing just 5-4 Liberty appeared to take the lead on a lay-up but a foul was called away from the ball. Head coach Randy Dunton was assessed a borderline technical and the Wildcats scored eight points before the Flames could again touch the ball. Chris Rodgers sank both free throws, then Salim Stoudamire hit a three on the ensuing possession. The Cats stole the inbounds pass and Rodgers knocked down another three.

POINTS, POINTS, POINTS
Six player finished in double figures and Mustafa Shakur finished one-field goal short. He was 4-4 from the field but played just 13 minutes as punishment for missing the practice.

GREAT DEBUT
Ivan Radenovic more than lived up to the hype. The freshman scored 17 points and pulled down nine rebounds in 26 minutes.

FIRST TIMER
Chris Rodgers got his first Arizona start. Normal starter Mustafa Shakur was late getting back from Christmas break and the 6-4 sophomore got the start in his place. Rodgers scored 13 points and had three assists in 27 minutes.

SLOPPY START
Each team had a traveling violation on their first possession.

HOT SHOT
Salim Stoudamire missed just one field goal attempt. He was 5-6 from the field and 4-5 from behind the arc.

OUCH
Kirk Walters left the game in the second half after a collision bloodied his nose. He did not return and the team was waiting to see if it was broken.

QUALITY TIME
Matt Brase, Ryan O'Hara and Jason Ranne all saw time at the end of the first half and then again with almost 5:00 left in the game.

HOT SHOOTING
Arizona shot a season-best 59.4 percent from the floor (38-of-64) vs. Liberty. It was just the second time this season that Arizona has shot 50 percent or better from the field (.571 vs. Marquette, Dec. 13).

NOTABLE QUOTABLE
"Did you see how high he jumped!"—Exclaimed Valpo coach Homer drew after a Hassan Adams transition dunk Drew was at press row scouting the Arizona/Liberty game.

Liberty 91
PLAYER MIN FGM-A FTM-A OFF REB AST PF PTS
L. Sneed 14 0-5 2-2 3 5 0 5 2
J. Sarchet 22 3-6 0-0 1 5 1 3 6
G. Martin 32 4-8 5-6 0 5 5 3 14
B. Woodson 27 3-8 0-0 1 5 2 2 6
R. Mantlo 32 6-9 2-5 1 1 8 1 17
J. Riber 1 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 3
J. Clarke 1 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 2
M. Persson 1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0
G. Turner 13 0-1 2-2 0 0 1 1 2
D. Dees 22 7-12 1-2 3 3 3 1 18
L. Blair 20 7-12 0-0 0 1 0 3 17
L. Lightbourne 13 2-2 0-1 0 0 1 1 4
H Segun 2 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 200 34-66 12-18 9 26 22 21 91
  .515 .667  
TEAM REBS: 2
TURNOVERS: 20 (G Martin 6, B Woodson 4, J Sarchet 3, L Blair 3, G Turner, D Dees, J Clarke, L Lightbourne)
BLOCKED SHOTS: 1 (L Blair)
STEALS: 12 (G Martin 3, G Turner 2, J Sarchet 2, L Blair 2, R Mantlo, D Dees, L Lightbourne)
3-PT FGS: 11-25, .440 (G Martin 1-3, B Woodson 0-3, R Mantlo 3-5, J Riber 1-1, D Dees 3-6, L Blair 3-7)

Arizona 107
PLAYER MIN FGM-A FTM-A OFF REB AST PF PTS
H. Adams 24 6-11 0-0 1 2 4 2 12
A. Iguodala 29 6-7 0-0 3 11 11 1 13
C. Frye 15 5-10 5-6 1 3 1 4 15
C. Rodgers 27 4-7 3-3 0 0 3 1 12
S. Stoudamire 26 5-6 3-4 0 2 4 2 17
R. O'Hara 4 0-1 0-0 0 1 0 0 0
J. Ranne 11 1-2 1-2 0 0 0 0 4
F. Torres 6 1-2 2-4 0 0 0 0 4
M. Shakur 13 4-4 0-0 1 3 3 0 8
M. Brase 5 1-2 0-0 1 1 1 0 2
K. Walters 14 0-2 3-4 0 0 0 1 3
I. Radenovic 26 5-10 6-6 4 9 1 1 17
Totals 200 38-64 23-29 11 32 28 12 107
  .594 .793  
TEAM REBS: 4
TURNOVERS: 19 (I Radenovic 5, S Stoudamire 3, A Iguodala 3, M Shakur 3, F Torres 2, J Ranne, H Adams, C Rodgers)
BLOCKED SHOTS: 5 (C Frye 2, H Adams 2, A Iguodala)
STEALS: 10 (A Iguodala 5, H Adams 2, J Ranne, C Rodgers, K Walters)
3-PT FGS: 8-16, .500 (H Adams 0-3, A Iguodala 1-1, C Rodgers 1-2, S Stoudamire 4-5, J Ranne 1-2, I Radenovic 1-3)

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