Chris Rodgers. The junior guard scored just 11 points, but had three rebounds and nine assists. He was 3-6 from behind the arc and had three steals. Most importantly he played lockdown defense on Aaron Brooks holding the speedy PG to just 10 points and 10 turnovers.
PLAY OF THE GAME
There were really too many great dunks to pick just one. Hassan Adams had yet another great alley-oop. Mustafa Shakur, Salim Stoudamire and Jawann McClellan all had nasty one-handed dunks. However, we'll go with the one that got the fans the most excited. Kirk Walters took a pass in the blocks, made nice spin move and took off from outside the paint to attempt a dunk. At first it looked like he was too far away for the slam, but the sophomore had more hops than we gave him credit for, because he finished with a great two-handed slam.
With 14:23 to play Channing Frye completes a three-point play that puts the Wildcats up 10. That sparked the Cats and they'd put the Ducks away over the next few minutes.
WHAT A HALF
The Wildcats shot 70% in the second half, which put them over 50% for the game. They were 21-30 in the pivotal second half. Even more impressive was the fact that the Cats were 20-26 before Olson cleared the bench.
MOVING ON UP
Arizona's 92 points gets them over the 80 points per game mark for the first time since the early part of the season.
Salim Stoudamire hit an NBA three pointer at the first half buzzer to give Arizona a nine-point lead. He was 1-7 prior to that and was 6-7 the rest of the way.
Salim Stoudamire was 4-6 behind the three-point arc. He's now hitting 55.2% of his three-pointers.
Lute Olson is two Pac-10 wins away for tying John Wooden for the all-time conference lead. Olson has 302 Pac-10 wins.
ONE TO GO
Oregon point guard Bryce Taylor committed 10 turnovers.
The Wildcats had 20 assists to just 11 turnovers. They had just two at the break. Oregon had just 11 assists and 19 turnovers.