NCAAB Game Recap - Wake Forest at Arizona
Sun Dec 1, 2019 9:00 PM EST

MD
84
Marq
63
F
Wake
66
Ariz
73
F
LaSal
72
Vill
83
F
TexAM
62
Fairf
67
F
Mercer
66
Canis
76
F
N DA
56
Campbl
58
F
Maine
40
UConn
64
F
CenCT
71
UMassL
73
F
LongB
79
Penn
95
F
South
65
Tul
82
F
URI
81
WVU
86
F
(N/A)
57
SacHr
101
F
GrgWas
65
SCar
74
F
MD-ES
45
Ford
66
F
Hof
91
HolyC
69
F
Mont
63
NM
72
F
Vermt
52
Yale
65
F
JackSt
52
AF
76
F
Charl
56
UCF
77
F
UNCW
54
Stan
72
F
S UT
51
LoyMa
61
F
SIU
60
StLou
69
F
Temp
66
David
53
F
Niag
65
Norf
61
F
UtVal
61
ColSt
92
F
GaSo
72
FlGlf
57
F
BethC
65
GaTec
68
F
IL-C
70
FlAtl
71
F
PorSt
76
OrSt
81
F
Bingha
65
LoyMD
77
F
Prov
80
Pepp
77
F
Harv
62
USC
77
F
SJSU
64
UCLA
93
F
NebOm
66
StMar
75
F
InWor
56
Portl
65
F
USD
61
StBon
70
F
(N/A)
41
HI
58
F
Tows
Corn
Canc

Dec 1, 2019, 9:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Wake Forest (5-3)

33

33

66

(14) Arizona (9-0)

39

34

73

No. 14 Arizona beats Wake Forest for Wooden Legacy title
Mon Dec 2, 2019 12:30 AM

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Arizona’s talented freshmen have led the way early, but on Sunday night in the Wooden Legacy championship game it was a pair of seniors who stood out for the 14th-ranked Wildcats.

Dylan Smith scored 20 points and Chase Jeter added 17 points and nine rebounds in a 73-66 victory over Wake Forest on Sunday night. It is Arizona’s first early season tournament title since 2014, when it won the Maui Invitational.

“Our younger guys get a lot notoriety because they have been great additions, but if Dylan and Chase didn’t play the way they did I don’t know if we would have won tonight,” coach Sean Miller said.

Arizona - which is 8-0 for the first time in five seasons - shot 58% or better in wins over Pepperdine and Penn but was a season-low 43.1% from the field (25 of 58) against Wake. However, it had a 36-18 advantage in points in the paint and outrebounded the Demon Deacons by five.

“The offensive glass helped us. Chase was getting the rebounds and either going to the basket or kicking it out for open shots,” Smith said.

The Wildcats (9-0) led most of the game with their largest advantage being 56-41 eight minutes into the second half. Jeter scored seven points and Smith added four during the early parts of the half.

The Demon Deacons (5-3) had a 14-4 run to get within 68-64 with 43 seconds remaining but could not draw closer. Arizona closed the game making five of its last six free throws.

“Jeter and Smith were the guys that we wanted to force to make shots and they did,” Wake Forest coach Danny Manning said. “I thought we had some chances but did not string together enough shots.”

Olivier Sarr led Wake with 21 points and 13 rebounds while Brandon Childress scored 19. The Demon Deacons shot 32.2% from the field (19 of 59) but were 23 of 26 from the foul line.

KEY RUN

Arizona was out in front for the first six minutes before Wake Forest scored 10 straight points to take a 23-16 lead with 11:23 remaining in the first half. The Demon Deacons’ lead was short-lived as the Wildcats went on a 14-0 run. Max Hazzard, a graduate transfer from nearby UC-Irvine, started the rally with two straight 3-pointers.

Arizona extended its lead to 37-27 with three minutes left before Wake scored six of the last eight points in the half to cut it to 39-33 at halftime.

MANNION MVP

Arizona’s Nico Mannion was named the tournament’s MVP. The freshman point guard hit the game-winning shot against Pepperdine on Thursday and scored 24 against Penn on Friday but was held to nine against Wake. He did hit a jumper with 1:51 remaining off a timeout to push Arizona’s lead to 68-61.

Smith, Jeter and Sarr joined Penn’s AJ Brodeur on the all-tournament team.

BIG PICTURE

Arizona: The young Wildcats showed they can win away from the McKale Center with three wins in four days. A tournament win is big for any school, but it does carry an extra dose of confidence for a team with eight newcomers.

“In each of these games we showed some good things and then a number of areas where we have to grow,” Miller said. “We can take these wins and feel better about ourselves.”

Wake Forest: The Demon Deacons were playing in the final of a November/December tournament for the first time since 2008, when they won the 76 Classic in Anaheim. That tournament would merge with the Wooden Legacy starting in 2013.

UP NEXT

Wake Forest: At Penn State on Wednesday.

Arizona: At Baylor on Saturday.

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Leaders

Wake Forest PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
O. Oguama 0 0 0 5 1 2
I. Massoud 0 0 0 2 0 0
Arizona PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
C. Koloko 0 0 0 0 0 0
D. Smith 20 0 1 1 0 1

Team Comparison

Wake Ariz
Points For 66 73
Field Goals 19/59-32% 25/58-43%
Three Pointers 5/16-31% 6/16-38%
Free Throws 23/26-88% 17/24-71%
Offensive Rebounds 11 11
Defensive Rebounds 27 32
Rebounds 42 48
Blocks 3 5
Steals 5 4
Turnovers 10 11
Personal Fouls 21 20
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Ariz Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sun Dec 1 Wake 66 @ Ariz 73 I. Mucius 4 J. Baker 2

Game Information

Stadium: Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California
Attendance: 2,185
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