Salim Stoudamire. The junior guard scored 26 points on 10-14 shooting, 6-9 from behind the arc. He also had three assists, three rebounds and a pair of steals.
PLAY OF THE GAME
Stoudamire took a pass on the wing and drove straight to the hoop for a monster one-hand slam.
Arizona finished the second half with a 15-5 run and never looked back.
Lute Olson wins his 700th game.
Olson's milestone wins, all on the road, have come in exciting fashion. No. 500 came on Miles Simon's ¾ court heave against Cincinnati. No. 600 came against No. 1 ranked Stanford at Maples Pavilion in Palo Alto. Now 700 comes against rival ASU.
Andre Iguodala was again in the neighborhood for a triple-double, but did not reach double figures in any category. He had nine points, eight rebounds and eight assists.
BATTLE OF THE BIG MEN
Ike Diogu and Channing Frye put up similar numbers. Diogu scored 18 points and had 11 rebounds, but was just 5-17 from the field. It was the most misses in his short career. He added five blocks. Frye scored 17 and had seven rebounds, but was 8-13 from the field. He added four assists and two blocks.
Arizona probably had close to 5,000 fans in attendance. As the game was ending they began to chant "This is our house."
The official attendance was 14,518, the third largest in Wells Fargo history. According to SID Doug Tamaro, it is either the first or second largest crowd since several hundred seats were lost to handicap seating.
During pregame introductions Salim Stoudamire stopped and exchange gestures and smiles with Ivan Radenovic. Later in the game Radenovic got the shooter's roll on a foul shot and pointed to Stoudamire who was laughing on the bench.
For the first time in several games Channing Frye took the jump ball. He got his hand on the ball but ASU came up with the first possession of the game.
Arizona never trailed in the game. Channing Frye scored a bucket 1:42 into the game and that was that.
Arizona has won 17-of-18 against the Devils. The Wildcats hold a 131-73 lead in the series.
At the 11:40 mark the lights dimmed in the arena. Play was not halted and it never happened again.
Right after the ASU student section began chanting "Lute's and a..-hole" The UA faithful responded with "N.I.T., N.I.T."
BACK IN UNIFORM
Although he did not play, Beau Muhlbach was back in uniform for the first time since injuring his foot.
INFLATING THE NUMBERS
Stevie Moore scored 23 points, but 11 of those came in the final 7:35.
Arizona is now 22-1 in their last 23 regular season Pac-10 games.
TURNOVERS: 16 (M Shakur 4, H Adams 4, I Radenovic 3, S Stoudamire 2, C Rodgers 2, A Iguodala)
BLOCKED SHOTS: 4 (C Frye 2, A Iguodala, H Adams)
STEALS: 10 (H Adams 5, S Stoudamire 2, C Rodgers 2, M Shakur)
3-PT FGS: 7-19, .368 (A Iguodala 0-3, S Stoudamire 6-9, H Adams 1-2, J Ranne 0-1, C Rodgers 0-2, I Radenovic 0-2)
|Arizona State 74|
TURNOVERS: 17 (S Moore 5, A Morill 4, J Braxton 2, K Crandall 2, I Diogu, W Fameni, J Hill, C Low)
BLOCKED SHOTS: 5 (I Diogu 5)
STEALS: 7 (K Kruger 2, A Morill, I Diogu, J Braxton, S Moore, C Low)
3-PT FGS: 10-24, .417 (I Diogu 1-4, S Moore 4-7, K Crandall 1-1, K Kruger 1-2, J Hill 3-10)
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