The Nitty Gritty on the Wildcats
Home court: McKale Center (14,545)
All-time record: 1,438-789 (98 years)
Joined Pac-10: 1978-79
Current record: 17-6, 9-5 in Pac-10 play
Standing in Pac-10 and rankings: Second in the Pac-10, #13 in coaches poll, #14 in the AP poll.
Note: Arizona was picked to finish first in the Pac-10 by the media.
Head coach: Lute Olson is in his 21st year as head coach at the University of Arizona.
Career record: 691-239 (30 years); Arizona record: 510-200 (20 years); Pac-10 record: 282-79 (20 years)
2002-03 record: 28-4, 17-1 in Pac-10 play
- Pac-10 Tournament: Lost in the opening round to UCLA, 96-89 in overtime. Recap
Most points (OSU): 116, Jan. 13, ‘79
Most points (UA): 111, Jan. 28, ‘95 (at UA)
Longest OSU streak: 11 wins (1979-84)
Longest UA streak: 17 wins (1990-98)
Margin of victory (OSU): 36 (116-80), Jan. 13, ‘79 (@ OSU)
Margin of victory (UA): 51 (99-48), Jan. 23, ‘97 (@ UA)
Overtime games: 2 games (tied 1-1)
What it all means
(from the official press release)
As a result of Thursday's action, Oregon State has closed the gap between ninth and seventh. The Beavers enter Saturday at 4-9 in conference action, trailing both Washington State and USC by one-half game (5-9). Should OSU and WSU tie for a position in the standings, OSU would earn the edge by sweeping the two-game series this season. Should OSU and USC share a position, the two play in the final regular season game March 6 at Gill Coliseum, USC would earn the spot by -- A. winning both games -- or -- B. by defeating a higher placed team in the standings (Arizona) -- Oregon State still has two opportunities to defeat the league's top two clubs -- Saturday vs. Arizona, and next Thursday at No. 1 Stanford. Other scenarios could also enter the picture, but the previous two are the most likely in event of a tie with the Trojans.
(Full Roster | Season Stats)
Leading Scorer: Salim Stoudamire, 17.0
Leading Rebounder: Andre Iguodala, 8.7 rpg
Leading Assist Man: Andre Iguodala, 5.3 apg
Blocked shots leader: Channing Frye, 2.2 bpg
Minutes played per game: Andre Iguodala, 32.4 mpg
Most steals per game: Andre Iguodala, 1.7 spg
Returning starters: center Channing Frye and guard Salim Stoudamire
G 15 Mustafa Shakur (6-3, 178) - superb passer, shooter, and ball handler...good leadership skills...possesses a strong work ethic...a McDonald's All-American...named the number one point guard recruit in the nation...has started 21 of 23 games...in 30.3 minutes is averaging 9.5 points, 3.7 rebounds, 4.5 assists (eighth in conference)...has the most turnovers with 66...shooting .524 from the field, .371 from the three point line, and .825 from the free throw line...has increased his success rate by at least 10-percent from three point range and the free throw line in the second half of the season...scored eight points on 3 of 6 shooting in 29 minutes in Tucson...also added five boards and five assists.
G 20 Salim Stoudamire (6-1, 176) - great defender
who hustles up and down the court...lefty who stays calm in any situation...one
of the best shooters in the nation...almost automatic from the free throw
line...good ball handling skills and very quick off the dribble...shooting
.472 from the field, .442 from three point range (fourth in conference), and .789 from the line...has
hit a team leading 68 three pointers...averaging a team leading 17.0 points
(fifth in conference)
while also adding 3.0 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 30.4 minutes per game...scored
20 points on 7 of 9 shooting, including 5 of 6 from three point range...also
had two steals and four assists in 24 minutes versus the Beavs.
C 45 Channing Frye (6-10, 235) - good hands, long arms, an intimidating presence in the middle...decent mid-range jumper...good work ethic...smart shot blocker...shooting a team best .545 from the field (ninth in conference), .758 from the line...in 29.1 minutes is averaging 14.9 points (ninth in conference), a team and conference leading 2.2 blocks and 7.0 rebounds (seventh in conference)...has started all 23 games...in 20 minutes scored nine points, grabbed four rebounds, two blocks, and one steal at Arizona.
F 24 Andre Iguodala (6-6, 200) - has the skills
to play both outside and inside...extremely long arms and legs...great defender
and passer...made the Pac-10 all-freshman team last year...a defensive
rebound machine...in 23 games this
year is averaging 13.1 points, a team leading 5.3 assists (second in
conference), a team leading 1.7 steals (fourth in conference), and a team leading 8.7 rebounds
(third in conference)...shooting .468
from the field, .306 from downtown, and .758 from the free throw line in a
team leading 32.4 minutes per game...in 30 minutes scored 19 points on 9 of
12 shooting, also added eight rebounds and a team leading seven assists
F 21 Hassan Adams (6-4, 201) - intense, emotional player...powerful and athletic on both ends of the court...magnificent leaper with a vast array of dunks at his disposal...has a scorers' mentality...named to the Pac-10 all-Freshman team last year...in 29.9 minutes is averaging a team best 16.6 points (sixth in conference), 7.2 rebounds (fifth in conference), 1.9 assists, and 1.6 steals (ninth in conference)...shooting .533 from the field (tenth in conference), .377 from three point range, and .692 from the free throw line...has started all 23 games this season...scored 18 points, grabbed a team leading 10 rebounds, grabbed two steals, and swatted four shots in 25 minutes in the McKale Center.
G 13 Chris Rodgers (6-3, 203) - can play either guard spot...smooth touch from the outside...makes his teammates better when in the game...perhaps the best defender on the team...high energy...has started four games, played in all 23...shooting .411 from the field, .405 from three point range, and a team best .852 from the free throw line...averaging 8.9 points and 2.6 rebounds in 23.6 minutes...one of the first players off the bench...in 25 minutes scored 12 points, grabbed three rebounds, and added seven assists versus OSU.
F 55 Ivan Radenovic (6-10, 218) - in 16 games off the bench is averaging 7.4 points and 3.4 rebounds...in 16.0 minutes per game is shooting .396 from the field, .281 from three point distance, and .829 from the charity stripe...in 19 minutes scored nine points and added two rebounds at Arizona.
C 54 Kirk Walters (6-10, 212) - runs the floor well and has soft hands...decent leaper...has played in 18 games...in 6.2 minutes per game has taken just 14 shots from the field...averaging 1.0 points and .8 rebounds...in ten minutes scored three points and grabbed one rebound versus Oregon State.
G 11 Jason Ranne (6-4, 201) - deadly spot-up shooter with almost unlimited range...a former walk-on who is now on scholarship...has played in 16 games...playing time decreased as Pac-10 play started...averaging just 3.8 minutes per game...three points and two rebounds in seven minutes on 1 of 2 shooting in Arizona.
TEAM STATISTICS ARIZ OPP -------------------------------------------------------- SCORING....................... 2028 1788 Points per game............. 88.2 77.7 Scoring margin.............. +10.4 - FIELD GOALS-ATT............... 733-1506 652-1498 Field goal pct.............. .487 .435 3 POINT FG-ATT................ 178-459 183-513 3-point FG pct.............. .388 .357 3-pt FG made per game....... 7.7 8.0 FREE THROWS-ATT............... 384-494 301-417 Free throw pct.............. .777 .722 REBOUNDS...................... 914 803 Rebounds per game........... 39.7 34.9 Rebounding margin........... +4.8 - ASSISTS....................... 443 395 Assists per game............ 19.3 17.2 TURNOVERS..................... 343 364 Turnovers per game.......... 14.9 15.8 Turnover margin............. +0.9 - Assist/turnover ratio....... 1.3 1.1 STEALS........................ 166 168 Steals per game............. 7.2 7.3 BLOCKS........................ 111 47 Blocks per game............. 4.8 2.0 WINNING STREAK................ 3 - Home win streak............. 4 - ATTENDANCE.................... 174673 102738 Home games-Avg/Game......... 12-14556 9-9808 Neutral site-Avg/Game....... - 2-7232
BY PERIOD 1st 2nd Total ------------ ---- ---- ---- Team........ 976 1052 - 2028 Opponents... 836 952 - 1788
Quick, athletic guards - The combination of Stoudamire, Shakur, and Adams will keep the ball moving. They can all dribble, shoot, and pass...first in the Pac-10 in assists with 19.3 a game.
Offensive fire power - First in the conference in scoring offense (88.2 ppg), second in scoring margin (+10.4), second in three-point field goal percentages (.388), second in three point field goals made (7.7 3 fgmg) and first in field goal percentages (.487).
Solid in the center - Frye has developed into one of the premier centers in college basketball. His presence in the middle keeps opponents out of the paint, while his size gives the 'Cats an advantage on the offensive side of the court as well...as a team they are first in blocked shots (4.8 bpg), first in defensive rebounds (25.7), and first in offensive rebounds (14.1).
Coaching - Lute Olson picked up his 500th career Arizona win and the 700th win of his career this year. There is no doubt he is one of the best coaches in the game.
- Not enough minutes - With the immense amount of talent on the roster it will be hard to get everyone minutes on the team.
If the Arizona Wildcats had any concern about a letdown after their hard-fought victory over Oregon, their win over Oregon State showed they didn't have to worry. Freshman guard Hassan Adams scored 14 points to lead No. 4 Arizona to a 80-65 victory over the Beavers on Saturday night. Recap
Salim Stoudamire and Hassan Adams scored 20 points apiece - making 16 of 21 shots in the process - to lead 14th-ranked Arizona to a 109-75 rout of Oregon State on Thursday night. It was the 21st loss in a row for the Beavers at McKale Center. Oregon State hasn't won at Arizona since 1983, the season before Lute Olson became the Wildcats' coach...Oregon State turned away in Tucson
News from the Latest Wildcat Game
Less than a week after scoring a career-high 34 points against UCLA,
Salim Stoudamire bettered himself with 37 against Oregon.
"I made a conscious effort to be aggressive," Stoudamire said Thursday night after leading No. 14 Arizona to a 100-87 victory over the Ducks.
Hassan Adams added 26 points and 14 rebounds for Arizona (17-6, 9-5 Pac-10), the league's second-place team behind top-ranked and undefeated Stanford...Arizona Overwhelms Oregon, 100-87
- This is the final regular season road game for Arizona this year.
- Arizona is 11-1 this season when scoring 90 or more points, 6-5 when
below 90 points.
- The 'Cats have won nine of the last 10 meetings between the teams,
including seven in a row. They are 16-10 while playing in Gill Coliseum.
- Lute Olson is 8-1 versus his former assistant coaches, including 3-0 against
Jay John. Olson
is 36-6 against the Beavers all-time.
- The Wildcats have missed postseason
play just once during his 20 year tenure. Twenty-four of his last 25 teams
have advanced to NCAA play.
- Arizona won the national championship in 1997 after finishing fifth in the
- The Wildcats have been to the Final Four four times under Lute Olson. (1988,
1994, 1997, 2001).
- The last time the Wildcats won less than 20 games was the 1986-87 season when they went 18-12. The Cats have had 16 consecutive 20 win seasons.
Arizona is playing good basketball right now and they have many fantastic athletes. But the Beavers keep it close before the Wildcats pull away early in the second half.
|2||Isiah Fox||C||6-9||269||SO||Santa Monica, CA|
|5||Ryan O'Hara||F||6-6||198||RS FR||Pasadena, CA|
|11||Jason Ranne||G||6-4||201||SR||Tulsa, OK|
|12||Fil Torres||G||6-2||200||SR||Lisle, IL|
|13||Chris Rodgers||G||6-4||200||SO||Portland, OR|
|15||Mustafa Shakur||G||6-3||178||FR||Philadelpha, PA|
|20||Salim Stoudamire||G||6-1||177||JR||Portland, OR|
|21||Hassan Adams||G||6-4||201||SO||Los Angeles, CA|
|24||Andre Igoudala||F||6-6||207||SO||Springfield, IL|
|30||Matt Brase||F||6-6||215||JR||Phoenix, AZ|
|45||Channing Frye||C||6-10||235||SO||Phoenix, AZ|
|54||Kirk Walters||C||6-10||212||FR||Grand Rapids, MI|
|55||Ivan Radenovic||F||6-10||218||FR||Belgrade, Serbia-Montenegro|