The Wildcats' 14-1 start is the fourth best in school history. Two teams have started 20-1 (1946-47 and 1987-88) and another started 18-1 (1942-43)
NOT SO HOT
Arizona did not make a free throw in the second half until Jason Gardner sank one with 2:49 to play. The Cats did not make a field goal in the final 4:01 of the game, yet outscored ASU 8-7 over the stretch.
IN THE DOGHOUSE
Salim Stoudamire played just 20 minutes and was on the bench for most of the second half. When asked why, Lute Olson just said, "I wasn't happy with a couple of things that happened."
TALE OF TWO HALVES
The Cats shot 53.3% in the first half and 39.3% in the second. Conversely, ASU was limited to 25% shooting in the first half and hit 48% in the second.
Both Arizona and ASU have outrebounded their opponents in the Pac-10. Arizona won the battle of the boards…by one!
Andre Iguodala dished out a career high seven assists. His previous high was five.
LITTLE GUY GETS UP
Jason Gardner, the shortest player in the game was tied with Channing Frye for the game high with seven rebounds. Gardner outrebounded Luke Walton, Rick Anderson, Isaiah Fox, Ike Diogu and Tommy Smith.
ASU freshman Ike Diogu has scored in double figures every game this season. His 15 points extended the streak to 11 straight games.
The Wildcats have won 19 of the last 20 against ASU at McKale.
SEVEN'S NOT HEAVEN
The Sun Devils are just 1-6 in their seven match-ups against No.1 ranked teams. Their lone win over a No.1 team was in 1981 when they beat Oregon State 87-67.
Tommy Smith leads the Pac-10 in blocks but had just none against the Cats.
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|TEAM REBS: 4|
TURNOVERS: 19 (I Diogu 6, T Smith 4, J Braxton 2, K Crandall 2, K Dodd, J Hill, S Redhage, C Millage, C Osborne)
BLOCKED SHOTS: 2 (I Diogu 2)
STEALS: 4 (S Redhage, T Smith, J Braxton, I Diogu)
3-PT FGS: 6-14, .429 (C Millage 1-4, K Dodd 1-2, K Crandall 4-7, J Hill 0-1)
|TEAM REBS: 2|
TURNOVERS: 16 (S Stoudamire 4, A Iguodala 3, R Anderson 2, J Gardner 2, H Adams 2, L Walton, C Rodgers, I Fox)
BLOCKED SHOTS: 4 (R Anderson, C Frye, S Stoudamire, A Iguodala)
STEALS: 12 (J Gardner 4, R Anderson 3, H Adams 2, L Walton, C Frye, A Iguodala)
3-PT FGS: 6-14, .429 (L Walton 1-2, R Anderson 1-2, S Stoudamire 1-3, J Gardner 3-6, H Adams 0-1)