A Closer Look: Ho, hum, another Olson milestone

Lute Olson tied Fred Enke for all-time Wildcat wins, but it almost went unnoticed. The ease that the Wildcats demonstrated in disposing of the Cal Bears made this game a no-contest event. However, the acrobatic antics of Hassan Adams and Andre Iguodala, along with Beau Mulhbach's show-stopping Michael Jordan-like dunk attempt to end the game highlighted the evening and kept the crowd entertained.

B>MORE MILESTONES
With the win Lute Olson equaled the school record with victories. He tied Fred Enke with 509 UA wins.

PLAYER OF THE GAME
Salim Stoudamire scored 18 points, all in the first half, on 6-8 shooting (4-5 from three-point land) in just 26 minutes. He played just seven minutes in the second half and sat out the remainder of the game icing sore knees and an aggrivated hip.

PLAY OF THE GAME
Running the break, Andre Iguodala got the ball on the wing and headed to the basket. He appeared to be going for a reverse lay-up, but instead brought the ball under the basket and up over the rim for a two-handed, reverse slam dunk.

WORST PLAY OF THE GAME
Normally explosive Beau Muhlbach stole the ball in the final seconds of he game. He raced down the court, but took off a little too far from the basket and his break-away slam attempt hit the front of the rim. Although the play was a bit embarassing, Muhlbach fell to the ground laughing as his teammates fell over themselves in hysterics.

HOT HAND
Stoudamire missed his first shot of the game and then proceeded to knock down his next six in a row.

CAREER HIGHS
Mustafa Shakur had a career high seven assists, while fellow freshman Kirk Walters had a career high six points.

FAREWELL
Ryan O'Hara played his final game for the Wildcats after joining the team on December 4th. He played in six games and managed just one rebound. He leaves the team to hit the weight room and concentrate on getting ready for spring football drills.

HOME OPENERS
The Wildcats are now 16-4 in conference home openers.

OPPOSITES ATTRACT
In the first half Arizona had 12 assists and just a pair of turnovers. Conversely, Cal had three assists and 14 turnovers. The Wildcats stole the ball seven times in the half, while Hassan Adams had both turnovers. The Bears had no steals in the half.

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