Both Hassan Adams and Andre Iguodala played great games, but Iguodala hit the game winner so he gets the nod with 20 points and nine rebounds.
PLAY OF THE GAME
Iguodala hits the game winning three with no time left on the shot clock and a defender diving at his feet.
Adams and Iguodala scored the Wildcats' first 17 points, with Adams netting 12 of them.
CONTINUING THE TREND
Arizona wins it's 18th Fiesta Bowl Classic and run their record to 37-1 in the event. Lute Olson is 37-0 when on the sidelines in the tournament.
Olson won his 300th game at McKale Center. He's also one win away from 700.
FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING
6-4 Hassan Adams lost his first tip-off since Olson assigned him the role.
HOT AND COLD
The Ragin' Cajuns made three three pointers in the first 2:41 of the game and then did not hit another until early in the second half.
Arizona is now 2-0 all time versus the Ragin' Cajuns.
Lute Olson is now 7-1 in games against former assistants and 3-0 against former Arizona assistants. He lost 70-62 in 1984 to former Iowa assistant Dick Kuchen. He beat Kuchen 3-of-4 times, Kevin O'Neal (Marquette) once and Jay John (Oregon State) twice.
FUTILITY PT. 1
Arizona was twice held without a field goal for over 6:00. The first time was a 6:37 stretch from the end of the first half stretching into the second half. They were held again for 6:49 from the 8:04 mark until there was just 1:15 left in the game.
FUTILITY PT. 2
Arizona guards were 1-14 from behind the arc.
During one stretch early in the second half Louisiana-Lafayette shooters made five straight three pointers.
"Unless they have six guys on the floor, somebody will be open."—Olson on Lafayette's strategy of packing the inside on the Cats' final shot.
|TEAM REBS: 2|
TURNOVERS: 16 (D Mitchell 6, A Landry 4, B Hamilton 2, B Boyd 2, L Bridges 2)
BLOCKED SHOTS: 0
STEALS: 16 (B Hamilton 4, D Mitchell 4, C Cameron 3, B Boyd 2, L Bridges 2, A Landry)
3-PT FGS: 11-31, .355 (B Boyd 3-17, A Landry 6-10, L Bridges 2-4)
|TEAM REBS: 2|
TURNOVERS: 23 (A Iguodala 5, C Rodgers 5, I Radenovic 4, S Stoudamire 3, C Frye 2, H Adams 2, M Shakur 2)
BLOCKED SHOTS: 6 (C Frye 4, H Adams 2)
STEALS: 8 (H Adams 2, M Shakur 2, S Stoudamire, I Radenovic, C Rodgers, A Iguodala)
3-PT FGS: 9-31, .290 (H Adams 2-9, A Iguodala 3-4, C Frye 1-1, C Rodgers 1-6, S Stoudamire 0-5, M Shakur 0-3, I Radenovic 2-3)