The art of living dangerously

Arizona needed a win and had to come from behind in the final minute to do just that. The Wildcats forced three turnovers in the final minute and held on for a 70-68 win.

Arizona got the come from behind win that they found so difficult to achieve this season. Down five in the final minutes the Cats forced three turnovers outscored the Ducks 7-0 down the stretch.

Mustafa Shakur hit four free throws in the final minute, including the game tying and game deciding points and Kirk Walters had a big bucket to propel the Cats to the win. Ivan Radenovic's free throw was the final margin and although he missed the second, Aaron Brooks was forced to heave a half court shot at the buzzer.

Shakur hit his first two free throws and the Wildcats then forced a turnover. The Cats got two looks at the basket before the ball squirted out of bounds and the Cats retained possession. The Cats inbounded to Kirk Walters and despite a high pass, the junior center held onto the ball and scored on a tough jump hook.

The Cats forced another turnover under the basket and Shakur drove the lane and drew the foul. He nailed the two shots and the Wildcats went on the defensive. Aaron Brooks drove the lane but got caught in the air and came down out of bounds without making a pass or getting a shot off.

Surprisingly it was the inside play that led the way for the Wildcats. Kirk Walters scored a career high 18 points, while Ivan Radenovic scored 15. Hassan Adams added 14.

Chamberlain Oguchi scored 21 to lead the Ducks.

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