The Wildcats led a balanced attack against the Sun Devils during their 73-49 whooping at McKale Center, Sunday afternoon. Arizona played “as cool as the other side of the pillow”, shooting a consistent 51% from the field. The Wildcats’ convincing performance is a good sign that the wounds have healed after UNLV dished them their first loss just 12 days ago. As a result of the win, Arizona improves to 13-1 and will attempt to rally as they head to the wilderness for the weekend to take on the Ducks and Beavers in Oregon.
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The Wildcats shot a near perfect 16 of 19 from the charity stripe. That’s around 15% more efficient than their season average. Kudos to Coach Sean Miller for turning the team’s focus back to the basics during the 11 days they had to recuperate from their loss to UNLV. This type of consistency from the line will be vital as the Wildcats come closer to March.
Just call him butter, ’cause he’s on a roll!
Brandon Ashley was stroking from beyond the arc, nailing 3 of 4 three-pointers. Ashley has been nearly automatic from deep, converting on almost 50% of threes on the season. Seven of Ashley’s ten three pointers have come in just the last five games, indicating that fans can expect to see Ashley let it fly on the outside more than ever.
He must be a bus driver, ’cause he was taking him to school!
Slowed down only by foul trouble, Stanley Johnson was a force for each of the 25 minutes he was on the floor. Draining over 60% of his shots, Johnson finished with 13 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, and one steal.
And the Lord said you got to rise up!
We might as well call Rondae Hollis-Jefferson the Windex man, because he’s always cleaning the glass (As shown below).
Aside from being Arizona’s most emphatic leaper, Jefferson was easily the Cats most effective player against the Sun Devils. Jefferson stuffed the stat sheet with 13 points, 8 boards, 4 assists, while also adding in a block and steal.
You aint gotta go home, but you gotta get the heck outta here!
Arizona has further cemented their rights to the territorial cup by improving its all time record against ASU men’s basketball to 141-74. Additionally, the Wildcats have properly defended their home court by winning every match up at McKale five years in a row. So get out of here puny Sun Devils!