Feb. 1, 2011
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Stanford Cardinal (11-9, 4-5 Pac-10)
No. 21/22 Arizona Wildcats (18-4, 7-2 Pac-10)
Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011 6 p.m.
Maples Pavilion (7,329) Stanford, CA
Series History: Arizona leads 52-29
Last Meeting: Arizona 67, Stanford 57 (Jan. 9, 2011)
Radio: XTRA Sports 860 AM (PBP: John Platz, Analyst: Drew Shiller)
KZSU 90.1 FM (PBP: Kevin Zhang, Analyst: Anurag Reddy)
TV: Fox Sports Net Arizona (PBP: Dave Sitton, Analyst: Corey Williams)
The Opening Tip
The second half of Pac-10 play gets underway this week with a pair of home games for Stanford (11-9, 4-5 Pac-10). Up first is a tough challenge in No. 21/22 Arizona (18-4, 7-2 Pac-10). The Cardinal finds itself in the middle of the Pac-10 standings.
Thursday's game can be heard live on XTRA Sports 860 AM and Stanford's official athletics website, www.gostanford.com, featuring the chemistry-rich tandem of John Platz (play-by-play) and Drew Shiller (analyst). KZSU 90.1 FM also provides local coverage. The game will be televised on Fox Sports Net Arizona, with Dave Sitton (play-by-play) and Corey Williams (analyst) describing the action.
Scouting No. 21/22 Arizona
Arizona (18-4, 7-2 Pac-10) enters the week tied with Washington for first place in the Pac-10 standings. The Wildcats have the most wins (18) of any Pac-10 club.
The Wildcats have won six of their last seven games overall, with the only loss coming at Washington two weeks ago in a showdown of the league's top two teams.
Arizona is 5-4 away from home and will play five of their final games on the road.
The Wildcats lead the Pac-10 and rank 18th nationally with a field goal shooting percentage clip of 48.3. In addition to averaging 77.2 points per game, the Wildcats shoot 40.7 percent from three-point territory and 74.3 percent from the foul line.
Players to watch include: Derrick Williams (19.8 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 63.8 FG shooting, 15 blocks, 21 steals), Lamont Jones (8.7 ppg, 82.2 free throw shooting) and Solomon Hill (8.2 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 51.3 FG shooting).
Stanford All-Time vs. Arizona
Arizona owns a 52-29 all-time advantage in the series, which dates back to the 1937-38 campaign. The Wildcats claimed this year's earlier meeting in Tucson, 67-57, and have now won four in a row following a four-game Stanford winning streak from 2008-09. Close games have been the norm, with 19 of the last 24 contests decided by 10 points or less. That includes both of last year's games, most notably Arizona's 71-69 win at Maples Pavilion last February in which Lamont Jones' buzzer-beater proved to be the difference.
Who To Watch Against Arizona
Jeremy Green has been very effective in five career games, averaging 16.2 points while scoring more buckets (29) and points (81) against Arizona than any Pac-10 team. Jarrett Mann has also enjoyed offensive success against the Wildcats, having made 10-13 from the field while averaging 7.0 points in four career meetings. Josh Owens has averaged 9.3 points in three career matchups, making 13-25 from the field.