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Archives: Jan. 2013

Jan.
31st

Arizona postgame quotes, head coach Sean Miller, Solomon Hill and Nick Johnson

Arizona Coach Sean Miller

Opening statement:

I’d size the game up like this: that was as bad of an offensive first half as we’ve had all season. Along the lines of Southern Miss, because we had 12 turnovers and it’s kind of a struggle because we have individually talented guys and usually as the season grows things become easier to play together as a team. It’s not an intent issue where people don’t want to play team ball, being able to pass, being patient on possessions, taking what the defense gives, we didn’t have any of that in the first half. We were so fortunate to be down five points. And the reason why we were only down five points was because of our defense. And it was hard for them to score. We played the entire second half with only five turnovers and although it wasn’t pretty, between Solomon (Hill) and Mark (Lyons) they went a combined 0-for-8 from the three, and that’s never good for our team, but we were better. And our defense remained the same. Sometimes on the road when you can find a way and play great defense and learn, it means the world. Because you are not going to be perfect, especially in conference play. To me, this is our hardest earned victory of the season.

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Jan.
31st

Video and quotes: Lorenzo Romar postgame Arizona

Opening Statement:
Probably the most physical game we’ve played all year. Lost of contact neither team backed off from the other. Arizona did a great job defending us, we did a great job of defending them, and the difference in the game was they scored twenty points off of our turnovers, we scored 10 off of ours and we had the same number of turnovers, 17. We had more turnovers that were of the touchdown type, where there is no defense for it. They got out and they were able to get easy baskets and we also didn’t shoot foul shots as well. In a close game like that when you combine those two that’s the difference in the game. Very hard fought game. Our guys definitely came ready to play.

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Jan.
31st

Five questions and answers about Arizona with Bruce Pascoe of the Arizona Daily Star

Arizona's Mark Lyons is viewed as a "money" player for the Cats. / AP photo, Ralph Freso
Arizona’s Mark Lyons is viewed as a “money” player for the Cats. / AP photo, Ralph Freso

Arizona beat writer Bruce Pascoe of the Arizona Daily Star was good enough to take time and answer five questions about the Wildcats leading up to tonight’s game between Washington and eighth-ranked Arizona:

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