Inside the Box Score: Arizona

Stanford experienced undulating waves of failure and success on Saturday against rival Arizona. An excellent defensive team this season, the Cardinal could not stop the Wildcats early or late. Stanford did bag a trio of standout offensive performances, but they could not match one single sensational Arizona onslaught. Stats and trends emerging from this overtime rollercoaster are quite intriguing.

As the regular season comes to an end, let's take a look at the stats from this tough overtime loss to Arizona and see what stands out as Stanford heads to Staples to face USC on Thursday at 6:00pm in the quarterfinals of the Pacific-10 Tournament:

-  The most points scored by an individual before Ivan Radenovic's 37 points today against Stanford was 26 by Ayinde Ubaka in Stanford's home loss vs. California.

-  In the first and last five-minute stretches of the game, Arizona shot 11-of-12 (91.7%) from the field with one turnover, while Stanford shot just 3-of-10 (30%) with six turnovers.  The rest of the game, the Wildcats were 19-of-49 (38.8%), while the Cardinal shot 24-of-53 (45.3%).

-  Radenovic's total line in two victories over the Cardinal: 59 points on 19-of-32 shooting, 15 rebounds (six offensive), 12 assists, four turnovers, six steals, and just one personal foul in 80 minutes of game time (out of possible 85).

-  Despite their size advantage, the Cardinal have been on the wrong side of the "points in the paint" statistics in more than a handful of games this season.  Today was no exception, as Stanford was outscored in the painted area by the Wildcats, 40-18.

-  Stanford endured three stretches of three-plus minutes without scoring in the first half.  In those stretches (4:12, 3:35 and 3:27), the Cardinal were outscored 24-0 by Arizona.

-  In 96 minutes of play against teams with the moniker of "Wildcats," Fred Washington went to the free throw line exactly zero times.  So far this season, outside of the match-ups with Arizona and Northwestern, Washington has gone to the charity stripe at least once in every other game.

-  The Cardinal had a resurgence from the free throw line in the second half of the conference slate.  During the first round of conference play, Stanford shot 67.4% (130-of-193).  In the second round, Stanford shot 78.4% (131-of-167), an astounding 11% increase.

-  This was the first time all season that Stanford had three players break the 20-point barrier with Kenny Brown (22), Brook Lopez (21) and Lawrence Hill (20).  The trio shot 23-of-46 from the field (50%), while the rest of the team was 4-of-17 (23.5%).


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