Salim Stoudamire scored a career high 34 points, on 13-17 shooting. He nailed 7-9 three-pointers and added four assists.
PLAY OF THE GAME
Stoudamire drives the middle of the lane, comes up and under with the ball after he is air born and lays the ball in, all while shredding three defenders.
The Cats score the last 10 points of the first half, forcing four turnovers on four UCLA possessions. Chris Rodgers scores eight points in a 26-second span.
Andre Iguodala had his third triple-double of the season. The sophomore scored 14 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and dished 10 assists.
Channing Frye had 15 points in just 15 minutes of play. Frye was saddled with foul trouble and fouled out with 4:38 to play. Frye failed to grab a rebound.
POTENT OFFENSE…SORT OF
UCLA shot 66% from the field and still lost. Of course they had just four offensive rebounds and 28 turnovers.
DEFENSE TO OFFENSE
Arizona scored 50 points off of the 28 Bruin turnovers. 15 of the turnovers were Wildcat steals.
Arizona has shot over 50% in seven of their last nine games and nine of the last 12.
Both teams started off fast. UCLA scored on their first four possessions, while Arizona converted on six of their first seven trips down the floor.
HOT, HOT, HOT
Chris Rodgers scored eight points in a 26 second span at the end of the first half. He caused two turnovers, one leading to a lay-in and another resulting in one of his two three-point baskets.
UCLA has not won at McKale since 1997. SLIGHT ALTERATION
Chris Rodgers got the start over Hassan Adams after a great defensive performance against USC. Rodgers had not started since the Louisiana-Lafayette game in December.
"Chris will be fine, I think he had a little splinter in his hand."--Mustafa Shakur said jokingly, when asked why Chris Rodgers had trouble with a few lob passes.