Jason Gardner, in his final game at McKale, scored 27 points. Gardner was 8-15 from the field, including 4-8 from behind the arc.
PLAY OF THE GAME
Hassan Adams stole the ball and quickly got it to Jason Gardner on the break. Adams was rewarded on the other end when Gardner lobbed a pass that looked a bit high. Instead Adams grabbed it with one hand and slammed it home. It gave the Cats the lead for good.
SECOND HALF SUCCESS
Jason Gardner and Salim Stoudamire combined for 48 points, 40 of which came in the crucial second half. Channing Frye was just 3-9 in the first half and 3-4 in the second half, making his last three shots.
PAR FOR THE COURSE
Both the Wildcats and Ducks average over 80 points a game. The teams did not disappoint as each eclipsed the 80-point mark.
Hassan Adams and Andre Iguodala combined for 15 points, going 6-9 from the field and ripping down 10 rebounds. Each player had three steals.
REVENGE IS SWEET
Last year the Ducks swept the Cats. This year the Cats returned the favor, taking both games against Oregon.
Luke Ridnour broke Ron Lee's single season assist mark. With his seven dishes against Arizona, the pass-happy junior now has 189. He also owns the 3rd and 4th highest totals.
The Ducks were 18-0 when their five post players combined for 22 or more points. The five players actually scored 24 points but lost. The Ducks lost for only the second time when reserve center Ian Crosswhite scored in double figures. They are 12-2 when the big guy scores 10 or more.
Luke Ridnour scored in double figures in all 29 games this year. He is one of three players to accomplish the feat.
For only the fourth time all season the opposition had more assists than the Ducks. The Wildcats dished out 18 assists, Oregon just 12. The Oregon bench has now outscored the opposition 21 times in 29 games. Duck reserves had 25 points, Wildcat reserves just 17.
Talk about this on the BASKETBALL MESSAGE BOARDS
|TEAM REBS: 1|
TURNOVERS: 20 (L Ridnour 5, L Jackson 4, R Johnson 4, M Short 4, B Helquist 3)
BLOCKED SHOTS: 2 (J Anderson, R Johnson)
STEALS: 4 (L Ridnour 3, I Crosswhite)
3-PT FGS: 7-20, .350 (L Jackson 1-3, J Davis 2-5, L Ridnour 3-8, I Crosswhite 1-1, A Joseph 0-3)
|TEAM REBS: 1|
TURNOVERS: 10 (S Stoudamire 3, J Gardner 2, R Anderson, L Walton, H Adams, I Fox, C Frye)
BLOCKED SHOTS: 4 (H Adams 2, I Fox, C Frye)
STEALS: 13 (J Gardner 3, L Walton 3, A Iguodala 3, H Adams 3, R Anderson)
3-PT FGS: 6-15, .400 (L Walton 0-2, R Anderson 0-2, S Stoudamire 2-3, J Gardner 4-8)