NCAAB Game Recap - Colorado at Arizona
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:30 PM EST

BYU
69
Gonz
92
F
Baylor
75
OkSt
68
F
Lou
79
Duke
73
F
Aub
47
Fla
69
F
Butl
66
DeP
79
F
Kansas
66
Tex
57
F
Nev
55
SDSU
68
F
Oreg
64
Wash
61
F(OT)
FlaSt
83
Mia-FL
79
F(OT)
KY
73
Ark
66
F
WVU
68
KansSt
84
F
UConn
55
Vill
61
F
Hou
65
WichSt
54
F
Purd
50
MD
57
F
Seton
82
StJon
79
F
Colora
54
Ariz
75
F
OhSt
76
PSU
90
F
IaSt
52
TxTch
72
F
NW
71
Ill
75
F
Prov
74
Crei
78
F
UMBC
60
UNH
65
F
IL-C
75
IUPUI
66
F
Syr
71
VaTec
69
F
UNC
52
Pitt
66
F
LaSal
63
URI
66
F
Detr
80
WIGB
83
F
SCar
81
TexAM
67
F
Oral
92
IPFW
68
F
Citad
79
VMI
88
F
MiaO
62
Ball
71
F
LoyMD
80
Army
81
F
Tuls
67
Tul
54
F
TCU
63
Okla
83
F
Clem
54
NCSU
60
F
Marq
84
GTown
80
F
MOSt
68
Evans
58
F
ChaSo
79
HiPt
60
F
Hartfo
57
Vermt
74
F
StBon
63
VACom
91
F
JMU
61
Tows
69
F
StJos
87
Penn
81
F
Hamp
88
UNCA
86
F
Dart
62
Harv
67
F
Ohio
60
E MI
58
F
W&M
57
Drex
84
F
Elon
78
Del
79
F
Boston
70
Colg
79
F
ArkSt
80
CoCar
75
F
Buff
86
CenMI
67
F
Longw
58
Campbl
68
F
Toled
99
Akr
89
F
Rich
97
GMas
87
F
Mercer
90
Samf
75
F
Sac
49
S UT
74
F
NebOm
76
Denv
91
F
GASt
65
Troy
75
F
Rice
68
SoMis
81
F
TexAr
78
ULMo
58
F
Mizzu
74
Alab
88
F
OrSt
76
WaSt
89
F
LoyMa
53
USF
61
F
StMar
78
Pepp
69
F
TexPA
70
UtVal
72
F
NoAZ
64
N CO
58
F
ColSt
78
AF
65
F
UTEP
70
TexSA
86
F
GaSo
68
SthAL
74
F
LongI
74
Bry
60
F
KennSt
48
NJIT
66
F
StFNY
69
Merrim
64
F
(N/A)
53
RobM
49
F
Lafy
66
Navy
68
F
CenCT
52
MtStM
79
F
UAB
68
FlAtl
65
F
Hof
67
Charl
69
F
NIU
64
BGSU
66
F
HolyC
69
Amer
81
F
NCAT
75
Copp
79
F
CenAR
72
Nich
79
F
How
58
Morg
68
F
NCC
86
BethC
59
F
TNTec
59
E IL
84
F
GrgWas
75
UMass
51
F
ArkLR
73
App
57
F
FlGlf
65
N AL
70
F
Lamar
58
TXAMC
64
F
JacSt
64
SIU-E
56
F
StPet
71
Quin
51
F
USC-Up
67
GWebb
83
F
Kent
63
W MI
67
F
Radf
75
Presb
64
F
FlaAM
65
SCSt
81
F
Charl
63
W Ky
80
F
N TX
51
LaTec
50
F
MorSt
59
Belm
77
F
InWor
56
SFA
80
F
Alc
105
MsVl
73
F
E KY
92
TNSt
88
F
APSU
92
TN-M
81
F
Murr
96
SEMO
91
F(OT)
SoFL
54
UCF
55
F
Stetsn
64
Jacksn
59
F
UCDav
66
CSNor
62
F
NM
78
UNLV
99
F
Fres
65
Wyo
50
F
E WA
71
MTSt
58
F
Tenn
66
Vand
45
F
NrthIA
86
Brad
71
F
PVAM
64
Gram
57
F
MD-ES
52
Norf
62
F
Stan
78
USC
82
F(OT)
AlSt
65
AlaAM
56
F
TXSo
77
JackSt
66
F
Oakl
68
WIMil
73
F
Ind
82
Nebras
74
F
Clev
49
NoKY
75
F
YSU
72
WriSt
79
F
ETSU
85
WCU
66
F
Albany
62
Stony
70
F
SacHr
65
StFPA
72
F
NE
74
UNCW
76
F(OT)
Chat
52
UNCG
72
F
OlDom
67
Marsh
68
F
Monm
65
Manh
58
F
Lipsco
60
Lib
67
F
MidTN
69
FlInt
83
F
Corn
61
Colum
75
F
Leh
56
Buck
72
F
McNee
65
NOrl
52
F
CS-Ful
66
LongB
62
F
Temp
52
SMU
68
F
UVA
63
GaTec
58
F
IndSt
77
Valpa
86
F
TxSt
68
ULLa
59
F
LSU
80
Miss
76
F
SamH
95
HBU
75
F
SeLA
55
AbCh
76
F
UGA
59
MisSt
91
F
South
75
ArkPB
56
F
Pacif
80
SCla
84
F
Ida
63
Mont
67
F
Utah
64
AzSt
83
F
NMSt
75
Seatt
67
F
USD
77
Portl
67
F
UtSt
83
Bois
88
F(OT)
IdaSt
76
PorSt
82
F
UCRiv
53
UCIrv
69
F
UCSB
63
HI
70
F
CSBak
ChiSt
PPD
GrCan
UMKC
PPD

Arizona 75, Colorado 54

Jan 18, 2020, 2:30 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

(20) Colorado (14-4)

23

31

54

Arizona (13-5)

34

41

75

Arizona earns dominant 75-54 win over No. 20 Colorado
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:48 PM

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) Arizona freshmen Nico Mannion, Josh Green and Zeke Nnaji all played one of their best games of the year on Saturday. So did some of the unheralded veterans like Dylan Smith, Ira Lee and Max Hazzard.

The athleticism was impressive, the shots were falling and the defense was intense. When it was over, Arizona had powered its way to a 75-54 win over No. 20 Colorado that was rarely in doubt in front of a raucous crowd at the McKale Center that enjoyed every minute.

After a few weeks of underachieving, the Wildcats are starting to look more like the Pac-12 powerhouse they were projected to be.

"That was one of those really fun afternoons," Arizona coach Sean Miller said.

Smith and Green both scored 13 points while Mannion and Nnaji each added 12. There were some good individual moments - like Green's up-and-under layup or Lee's offensive rebounding and dunks - but this win was much more about the entire roster playing up to its capability.

"We were just super focused, super locked-in," Mannion said.

Arizona (13-5, 3-2 Pac-12) has won all three of its home conference games. The Wildcats had a double-digit lead for the last 18 minutes of Saturday's game, stopping the brief Colorado rallies with quick baskets.

Arizona got contributions from all over the roster. Hazzard scored nine points on three 3-pointers, Jemarl Baker Jr had seven points and Lee had six points and seven rebounds. Nnaji added 12 rebounds, including seven on the offensive end.

Colorado (14-4, 3-2) took a 10-5 lead in the opening minutes, but Arizona rallied with the next seven points and the Buffaloes never led again. McKinley Wright led Colorado with 15 points and D'Shawn Schwartz added 12.

Arizona shot 52% from the field in the second half to slowly pull away. The Wildcats also had a 39-25 rebounding advantage.

"We pride ourselves on defense and rebounding, and we didn't do either one," Colorado coach Tad Boyle said.

Arizona jumped out to a 34-20 lead late in the first half when Smith snatched the ball out of Shane Gatling's hands and ran the length of the floor before finishing with a slam.

Wright countered for Colorado with a 3-pointer at the buzzer that banked in off the glass, pulling the Buffaloes within 34-23 at the break.

Colorado shot just 8 of 25 (32%) in the first half. Boyle pointed to a few things the Buffaloes could have done better, but also said Arizona played a terrific game.

"Sometimes as a coach you want to look inward, and you have to, and I will, but there's also times when you look at the other team and say `We got their best shot tonight,"' Boyle said. "We got Arizona's best shot. I'm not sure Arizona got Colorado's best shot."

HAZZARD TIME

Hazzard had another quality game two nights after pouring in 24 points during a win against Utah. The 6-foot senior is a graduate transfer from Cal Irvine and had six 3-pointers against the Utes.

He provided some instant offense again off the bench on Saturday, knocking down those three 3-pointers in 16 minutes. Hazzard drew some gasps from the crowd when he pulled up on a fast break for a 3-pointer. Those gasps turned to cheers when it splashed through the net.

That's usually not a shot Miller would love, but with Hazzard, the coach will make an exception.

"Not all of our players are equal when they pull up from 3," Miller said. "Some make more than others. You can ask the players on our team, when you see that guy shoot every day, he can really, really get going."

BIG PICTURE

Colorado: The Buffaloes are a quality defensive team even if this wasn't one of their best outings. But the offense must be more efficient if they're going to be a contender for the top of the Pac-12.

Arizona: Two straight home wins might have put the Wildcats back on track and they'll be tough to beat if they play like this. Arizona's freshmen are growing up quickly and they're getting lots of contributions from others like Hazzard, Baker and Lee.

UP NEXT

Colorado: The Buffaloes return home to face Washington State on Thursday.

Arizona: The Wildcats get a week off before a road game against Arizona State on Saturday.

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Leaders

Colorado PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
A. Strating 0 0 0 0 0 0
M. Daniels 0 0 0 0 0 0
Arizona PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
C. Koloko 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Green 13 0 2 1 0 1

Team Comparison

Colora Ariz
Points For 54 75
Field Goals 18/49-37% 28/59-47%
Three Pointers 7/23-30% 9/22-41%
Free Throws 11/17-65% 10/13-77%
Offensive Rebounds 7 13
Defensive Rebounds 18 26
Rebounds 32 43
Blocks 1 2
Steals 5 3
Turnovers 12 11
Personal Fouls 14 15
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Jan 18 Colora 54 @ Ariz 75 D. Walton 2 S. Gettings 3

Game Information

Stadium: McKale Memorial Center, Tucson, Arizona
Attendance: 14,279
Game Time: