#2 Mark Lyons – After struggling in the first game of the Diamond Head Classic, Lyons bounced back with a superb performance, finishing with 19 points and three rebounds. More importantly, the senior dished out four assists, generating a flow for the offense.
Arizona came out and battled with Miami early on, but then the depth started to take effect. Brandon Ashley missed a majority of the first half with foul trouble, but the Wildcats were able to fill his void with Jerrett and Angelo Chol.
Having quality players off the bench allowed Arizona to keep the same composure and create a sizable lead that let the Wildcats feel comfortable for most of the game.
As always, there were negatives to take away from the game as well, as Arizona finished the game with 16 turnovers. Sean Miller has always been adamant that ball control should always be a main focus and he isn't going to like that number.
Sean Miller Quotable:
"It was one of our best performances of the year and it came at the expense of a good team," Miller said. "We're trying to be a team that can do some special things and I think that we want to be hard on ourselves. There's always things that we can do better."
"We can always get better. Nobody is perfect," Lyons said. "We're jelling real well together."