A Closer Look: Cats continue to dominate series

It was the 100th meeting between Arizona and Arizona State in Tucson. For the 75th time the Wildcat won on their home floor. The Cats are starting to really come together and playing ASU seems to be a recipe for success.

PLAYER OF THE GAME
Mustafa Shakur. Shakur had been a little shaky the past few games, but came up big against ASU. He finished the game with 20 points and three assists, but had a huge first half with 15 points, including eight in a row in a run that gave Arizona the lead.

PLAY OF THE GAME
Hassan Adams found Ivan Radenovic all alone down low for an easy slam dunk.

TURNING POINT
Ike Diogu gets called for an iffy goal tending call. The Devils get a bucket on the next possession but after that the Cats go on a 13-3 run, turning a nine-point lead into an insurmountable 19-point lead.

STREAKS
The Wildcats have won eight straight this season and 19 of the last 20 against ASU.

BESTS
Hassan Adams had a career high eight assists. Shakur had a season high 20 points, while Frye had a season high 21 points.

A TALE OF TWO HALVES
Mustafa Shakur scored 15 points in the first half, while Salim Stoudamire had 15 in the second half.

DEFENSE
After scoring eight points in the first 2:23, Ike Diogu did not score again until there were just :55 left in the first half.

TURNOVERS
Arizona forced 19 ASU turnovers, while Arizona committed just 10, two of which were offensive fouls.

THE SERIES
Arizona now leads the series 133-73. They are 75-25 in Tucson.

NO RESPECT
The scoreboards on the sides of McKale displayed Ike Diogu's name as "Ike Diogo" throughout the game.

IN THE STANDS
Among those on hand were Miles Simon and Anaheim Angels owner Artie Moreno.

Arizona St.
 Name Min FG 3Pt FT Off Reb Ast TO Stl Blk PF Pts 
 I. Diogu 39 8-13 1-2 6-11 5 11 2 4 1 5 4 23 
 S. Angounou 32 6-11 0-0 0-0 3 6 2 2 1 1 3 12 
 J. Braxton 26 4-9 0-2 2-2 5 8 2 3 1 0 3 10 
 K. Kruger 31 4-8 3-6 3-5 0 4 2 2 0 0 4 14 
 S. Moore 32 4-11 1-6 1-2 0 2 4 3 0 0 3 10 
 A. Morill 4 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
 T. Pierce 11 1-2 0-1 0-1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0
 B. Krueger 8 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 2 0 0 0 0 4
 C. Austin 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
 T. Jackson 13 1-2 1-1 3-4 0 1 2 2 0 0 0
 Totals 200 29-57 6-18 15-25 14 35 15 19 3 7 21 79 
 Percentages:   .509 .333 .600   Team Rebounds: 3
 Arizona
 Name Min FG 3Pt FT Off Reb Ast TO Stl Blk PF Pts 
 H. Adams 28 3-14 0-2 2-2 7 10 7 2 1 1 2
 I. Radenovic 26 4-9 0-3 1-1 1 5 1 1 0 0 5
 C. Frye 24 7-13 0-0 7-8 0 6 2 2 1 0 3 21 
 M. Shakur 35 8-12 4-5 0-0 0 2 3 1 2 0 2 20 
 S. Stoudamire 29 5-7 4-5 4-4 1 4 3 1 2 0 2 18 
 I. Fox 14 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
 J. McClellan 7 2-2 1-1 2-2 2 3 1 1 0 0 2
 D. Dillon 6 1-1 1-1 0-1 1 2 1 0 0 0 1
 C. Rodgers 27 3-8 1-3 2-3 1 4 1 0 2 0 2
 J. Verdejo 1 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
 M. Brase 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 B. Brielmaier 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
 Totals 200 34-69 11-20 18-21 13 36 21 10 8 1 22 97 
 Percentages:   .493 .550 .857   Team Rebounds: 1

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