Another stellar performance that Cat fans have been looking for was that of Isaiah Fox. Fox finally looked comfortable out on the floor, making his presence known to both teams. He does nothing spectacular, no major dunks or anything of the like, but he knows how to make himself available for an easy pass and lay up. Fox had 10 points, a season high.
One performance that is a bit of a drop off from the last few games was Jawann McClellan. He simply did not seem to be in the right place at the right time against MSU. His shot also appears to be a bit flat, and that could be something to keep an eye on, as he shoots more and more from the outside. McClellan had three points on 1-of-5 shooting, two rebounds and three turnovers.
Chris Rodgers continued to struggle a bit with his shooting, going 2-for-7, and 0-for-3 from the outside. The Wildcats expected more of an impact from Rodgers (aside from his stellar defense), after the solid shooting season he had a year ago.
Arizona hopes to ride its two-game winning streak through the non-conference schedule. After this win, if the Cats lose any more games before the Pac-10 season, it will be a disappointment.
Potential Baskets Missed (PBM)—A PBM is a missed lay up, or a jump shot that goes in and out of the basket. Against Wake Forest, the Cats had 19, and against Wyoming, they had 13. Against Miss. State, Arizona had 16 PBMs.
Total missed lay ups—12, 8 in first half, 4 in second half
Total in and out shots—4, 3 in first half, 1 in second half
Adams—3 missed lay ups and 1 in and out shot
Fox—3 and 0
Frye—3 and 0
McClellan—1 and 0
Rodgers—1 and 1
Shakur—1 and 2
Stoudamire—0 and 0
The totals for the last 3 games:
Total missed lay ups—35, 21 in first half, 14 in second half
Total in and out shots—13, 4 in first half, 9 in second half
Adams—7 and 3
Brase—0 and 1
Dillon—1 and 0
Fox—7 and 0
Frye—7 and 1
McClellan—3 and 0
Radenovic—2 and 1 (left early in Wyoming game, did not play against Miss State)
Rodgers—1 and 1
Shakur—3 and 3
Stoudamire—4 and 3
Tangara—0 and 0
Verdejo—0 and 0