News, notes and stats: Texas

Arizona had it's hands full with No. 8 Texas. The Longhorns were in it until the final possession. Here are some news, notes and stats from the game including a complete box score.

PLAYING THE BEST
This was Texas' fifth meeting against a top-ranked team. With the loss Texas is 0-5 against No. 1's.

ALL-WINDEX
Coming into this game Texas had a +9.2 rebounding margin. The Wildcats out-rebounded Texas by five, 46-41.

HOME SWEET HOME
Seven of Texas' players are from the Lone Star State. Arizona has just one player from Arizona, Phoenix's Channing Frye.

DEFENSE
The Wildcats used a number of different defenders on T. J. Ford including, Will Bynum, Jason Gardner, Salim Stoudamire and Hassan Adams.

ON THE BOARDS
Jason Gardner led the Wildcats with eight defensive rebounds, not bad from the shortest player on the court. Isaiah Fox had five on the offensive end and eight total.

SIZE DIFFERENTIAL
Texas has just one player over 6-8, 6-9 reserve center Jason Klotz. Arizona has three, including two starters. Ironically the best players for each team are the shortest. Jason Gardner and T.J. Ford are both listed at 5-10.

FIRST TIME STARTER
Longhorn freshman power forward Brad Buckman started for the first time in his career. He replaced injured Deginald Erskin. Buckman scored just four points and had five rebounds before fouling out.

JUMP START
Ford sat twice in the first half and each time sparked a run for the Longhorns upon his return. The Longhorns had runs of 9-2 and 7-3 after Ford re-entered the game.

THAT'S A NEW ONE
Chris Rodgers was called for a charge after a shot. The referees ruled that Rodgers released the ball before running over a stationary T.J Ford. The seldom-called sequence resulted in a made basket and a personal foul for Rodgers.

MR. CLUTCH
Jason Gardner scored six of his 13 points in the final 2:07 of the game.

TEXAS 70

Player

FG

FGA

3pt

3ptA

FT

FTA

PTS

RB

AST

TO

BLK

ST

MIN

Buckman

2

4

0

0

0

0

4

2

0

1

1

0

13

Thomas

7

12

0

0

6

10

20

12

0

1

0

0

27

Mouton

1

6

1

2

1

2

4

4

2

1

0

0

13

Ford

5

15

1

3

2

3

13

4

9

6

0

2

35

Ivey

1

4

0

2

1

1

4

3

3

1

0

0

27

Paulino

0

1

0

0

1

2

1

0

0

1

0

0

5

Harris

3

10

3

9

3

3

12

2

0

2

0

0

27

Erskin

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

9

Klotz

2

4

0

0

2

2

6

8

0

0

0

0

16

Ross

0

1

0

1

0

0

0

1

2

1

0

0

15

Boddicker

3

7

1

3

0

0

7

3

0

0

0

0

14

Ogden

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0+

TOTALS

24

66

6

20

16

23

70

41

16

14

1

2

200

Percentages

36.4

30.0

69.6

ARIZONA 73

Player

FG

FGA

3pt

3ptA

FT

FTA

PTS

RB

AST

TO

BLK

ST

MIN

Iguodala

3

5

1

1

2

4

9

5

2

2

0

1

20

Anderson

2

7

0

0

2

2

6

7

1

3

1

0

28

Fox

4

6

0

0

3

4

11

8

1

1

0

0

26

Bynum

1

5

0

2

0

0

2

2

1

2

0

0

13

Gardner

5

14

0

4

3

6

13

8

7

1

0

1

37

Rodgers

1

3

0

0

0

0

2

1

1

0

0

0

5

Stoudamire

4

11

4

8

2

2

14

3

2

2

0

1

25

Adams

4

9

0

0

0

0

8

5

0

1

0

1

20

Latimore

2

2

0

0

3

4

7

1

0

0

0

0

14

Frye

0

4

0

0

0

0

1

3

0

0

0

0

12

TOTALS

26

66

5

15

16

24

73

46

15

13

1

4

200

Percentages

39.4

33.3

66.7


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