Numbers Never Lie: 5 important stats from Arizona's win over Oregon

Numbers Never Lie: 5 important stats from Arizona's win over Oregon

Wayne Tinkle said in his postgame radio interview OSU knew Evans would give them everything he could in the second half. "Well, we got zoned tonight and they looked pretty smart for doing it". They went with their skilled lineup which we thought they might and Keanu and Ira Lee were the answers.

"This week was not easy, it was tough and we just had to stick through it". They didn't play Wooten.

Tres Tinkle (18 points, 10 rebounds) had his fourth double-double of the season. Sam Thomas had 14 points to lead the Wildcats (4-12, 0-5).

Remy Martin added his usual spark as well, dropping 12 points and adding three assists.

Not all was bad in the first half as ASU guard Kodi Justice was electric from long range, connecting on 3-of-4 shooting, including back-to-back three-pointers with 3:30 left in the half. He scored all 22 of his points in the second half alone.

It wasn't just his scoring, he also added seven assists along with his 22 points.

"That third quarter, when the kids were challenged, they went out and did a heck of a job", said.

"That's two or three games in a row that we've defended quite well, so I think we're getting better in that area". On Saturday, he hit for a season-high 20 points and stuffed the stat sheet everywhere else, with 7 rebounds, 2 blocks and 2 steals. "We get higher percentage shots when we drive and kick it, things like that".

"We were coming off losses where doubt creeps in", Rueck said. "I think we've beaten a few good ones, Davis was a good team, the Washingtons are good, (but) we (hadn't) beaten a great team yet and in order to do that we have to relax, we have to calm down, we have to be poised and we have to focus on execution".

#14 UCLA 81, Utah 74: Michaela Onyenwere and Jordin Canada scored 20 points each to lead the visiting Bruins. OR only had a 1-point cushion heading into halftime, 27-26.

Ionescu had 14 points by halftime, but she said the missed 3-pointers and early foul trouble for Hebard and freshman Satou Sabally had a snowball effect on Oregon's offense.

"The biggest quality Keanu has is that he stays with it", Miller said. "A win's a win".

AD fined: Utah athletic director Chris Hill was fined $10,000 by the Pac-12 for inappropriate language and public comments regarding men's basketball officiating after Sunday's loss to Arizona State.

OR has six losses already and isn't yet a projected NCAA Tournament team, but UA coach Sean Miller said the Wildcats' 90-83 win Saturday was their best of the season because the Ducks are on the rise.

OR won the rebounding battle.

OR has five players scoring in double figures this season, but only six Ducks scored against Arizona. No bench player scored for Arizona. Each starter scored as the lead stretched to 13 points in the second half and four players finished in double figures. "If you leave her open, that's a layup", said. "I just got the opportunity and ran with it". Afterward, the senior spent 20 minutes popping rapid-fire 3s in the empty arena with two student managers rebounding for her.

Marie Gulich scored the last three points and Mikayla Pivec got a hand on a potential game-tying shot as No. 22 Oregon State won 57-54 at No. 18 Arizona State in a Pac-12 showdown Friday night.

Oregon State had a 37-33 rebounding advantage and turned 14 offensive rebounds into 15 second-chance points.