A Closer Look: Arizona over Team Georgia

Arizona looked impressive against Team Georgia, but they should have. Arizona rolled in a game that was never really in doubt and in turn we don't really know that much about the team. Here are the latest news, notes and stats from the game.

PLAYER OF THE GAME

Channing Frye. The senior center dominated. He scored 27 points and ripped down 16 rebounds. He did all of that in just 27 minutes. Frye was only 8-16 from the field but was a solid 7-7 from the free throw line.

PLAY OF THE GAME

Hassan Adams had a number of great dunks, but he had a one-handed dunk that may have been the most forceful throwdown he's had yet in a Wildcat uniform.

TURNING POINT

The Wildcats go on a 20-6 first half run and Team Georgia never got back in the game.

DID NOT PLAY

Isaiah Fox did not play due to what Lute Olson said was "a team thing, a failure to fulfill his team requirements."

The Cats also held out Kirk Walters, Beau Muhlbach and Mohamed Tangara. Tangara is still nursing an injury but is expected to play on Thursday, at least limited minutes. Walters and Muhlbach are being held out in case the coaches decide to redshirt him.

IN CONTROL

Mustafa Shakur dished out 11 assists with only one turnover. Stellar numbers any way you look at it.

POINT GUARD

Salim Stoudamire acted as the team's primary back up at point guard when Mustafa Shakur took a rest.

POST PLAYERS

With Tangara and Fox being held out, freshman walk-on Bret Brielmaier served as the team's third big man. The Cats also used Hassan Adams at power forward, at least defensively. Olson said he would have no problem using Adams down low until the post situation resolves itself.

GOOD DEFENSE

The Wildcats held Team Georgia to just 33.3% shooting. They forced nine steals.

REBOUNDS

Arizona not only out rebounded Team Georgia by 15, but they had as many defensive rebounds as Team Georgia had total rebounds.

SMALL LINE-UP

At one point the Cats used a front-line of Brielmaier, Adams and Chris Rodgers.

NOTABLE QUOTABLE

"I'm willing to play center if coach wants me to," Salim Stoudamire said to the media after the game.

"That's a good quote, make sure you put that in there," noted Channing Frye to reporters after Stoudamire made his comments.

All Photos by Carl F. Shifflette III


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