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Notebook: Oregon State at Arizona Wildcats

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Greg Byrne congratulates Sean Miller on his 100th win at Arizona two seasons ago (YouTube video capture)

Greg Byrne congratulates Sean Miller on his 100th win as Arizona’s coach two seasons ago. Miller goes for his 300th career victory tonight. (YouTube video capture)

SEAN MILLER (299-104, 12TH YEAR) MILESTONES

WIN NO. 1: Xavier over Oakland, 69-58, Nov. 19, 2004, Cintas Center, Cincinnati.

WIN NO. 50: Xavier over Fordham, 71-56, Jan. 11, 2007, Rose Hill Gym, The Bronx, N.Y.

WIN NO. 100: Xavier over Auburn, 81-74, Dec. 3, 2008, Cintas Center, Cincinnati

WIN NO. 150: Arizona over Stanford, 67-57, Jan. 9, 2011, McKale Center, Tucson

WIN NO. 200: Arizona over Miami, 69-50, Dec. 23, 2012, Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu

WIN NO. 250: Arizona over Mount St. Mary’s, 78-55, Nov. 14, 2014, McKale Center, Tucson

–The latest Joe Lunardi ratings at ESPN has Arizona at No. 21, which means the Wildcats would be about a No. 5 seed if the NCAA tournament bracket was announced today. …

–By the time Lute Olson earned his 300th career win, he was starting his 15th season as a head coach. He achieved that mark in Arizona’s season-opening win over New Mexico in the 1988-89 season, the season after the Wildcats made their first Final Four appearance and were upset by the Lobos at The Pit as the No. 1-ranked team. Harvey Mason Jr., father of Arizona walk-on guard Trey Mason, scored a career-high 20 points in that game. Arizona will attempt to give Sean Miller, in his 12th season, his 300th career win tonight against the Ducks. Mike Krzyzewski also achieved his 300th victory in his 15th season like Olson. Krzyzewski was only 43 while Miller is 47. Olson was 54 by the time he reached his 300th win. …

–The Beavers have won only once in Tucson since 1983 — 63-55 on Feb. 13, 2010, in Miller’s first season at Arizona. That’s a 31-1 stretch for the Wildcats against the Beavers at McKale Center. …

–Arizona will try to avoid having a sub-.500 conference record at the halfway point for the first time since interim coach Russ Pennell’s team was 4-5 in 2008-09. Even Miller’s first team in 2009-10 was 6-3 and in first place at the turn. …

Gary Payton II, who has a shot at Pac-12 Player of the Year, leads the Beavers in scoring, rebounding, assists and steals. Lester Conner (1981-82) is the only Beaver to lead the team in all four categories. Payton is the only player in the Pac-12 in the top 10 in scoring (16.7, fifth), rebounding (8.1, eighth), assists (5.4, second) and steals (2.4, first). It will be interesting to see who can match up with him the most. It most likely will be Kadeem Allen, who can ill-afford to have the same kind of defensive lapses he had against Oregon. …

Kaleb Tarczewski is only six points shy of matching fellow center Joseph Blair at 1,086 career points. Blair is No. 43 overall on Arizona’s career scoring chart and the No. 8 center in career scoring in Arizona history. A.J. Bramlett, No. 42 overall at 1,098, is at No. 7 among center scorers at Arizona. Tarczewski is in reach of passing Blair and Bramlett. The next post player at No. 6 is Jordan Hill, who scored 1,208 points in his career. It’s feasible for Tarczewski to pass Hill also. …

–Other Tarczewski record chase news: He is at 118 starts in his career, which puts him at No. 8 on the Arizona list. With a start today he will match Channing Frye and Kyle Fogg for sixth place with 119 starts. Jason Gardner holds the record of 135. Arizona would have to play three games in the Pac-12 tournament and at least four (Elite Eight) in the NCAA tournament for Tarczewski to match Gardner’s mark. … Tarczewski remains at 101 wins in games in which he has played in his career, eight shy of Matt Muehlebach’s mark of 109. …

–Arizona has already faced the father-son coach-player combo of Steve AlfordBryce Alford. Now comes Wayne Tinkle and Tres Trinkle. In three games as a starter, Tres Tinkle is averaging a team-high 15.0 points. He has lived up to his name (in Spanish) knocking down multiple 3-pointers in four consecutive games. …

–Not good news for Arizona, which had 19 turnovers in the loss to Oregon the other night: Oregon State has fewer turnovers than their opponent in their eight Pac-12 games to date. …

Gabe York is certainly feeling the strain as Arizona’s lone perimeter threat with Allonzo Trier out, although York has come through making three-pointers, many of them in the clutch. His productivity rating at this site, however, stands at only .511, below the team mark of .600. He has led the Wildcats only twice in productivity this season (against ASU and Northwestern State). In order for Arizona to make a deep run in the NCAA tournament, York’s production level across the board (aside from making three-pointers) will have to improve. Guard play can not be understated when the postseason starts. Oregon’s backcourt looked much better than Arizona’s on Thursday and it was not close. How often can you say that about an opponent matched against Arizona’s backcourt since Lute Olson came to town? …

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NO. 18 ARIZONA (16-5, 4-4) VS.
OREGON STATE (12-7, 3-5)

Tip Time: 7:30 p.m. MST
TV: Pac-12 Networks (Spero Dedes/Don MacLean)
Radio: Arizona IMG Sports Network (Brian Jeffries/Ryan Hansen)

THE SERIES
Overall: Arizona leads 59-21
In Tucson: Arizona leads 32-6
Current Streak: Arizona won 1
Last Meeting: Arizona won 57-34 in Tucson (1-30-15)
Sean Miller vs. Oregon State: 8-4

WHAT IS PRODUCTIVITY RATING?:
PP: Productivity Points (Points, assists, rebounds, steals, blocked shots, FGs made, FTs made added together and then subtracted by missed FGs, missed FTs, personal fouls and turnovers)
MIN: Minutes played overall
PR: Productivity rating per minute played (Productivity points divided by minutes played)

SEASON PRODUCTIVITY RATING

Player Pos G S PP MIN PR
Ryan Anderson PF 20 20 558 586 .952
Kaleb Tarczewski C 13 11 264 327 .807
Dusan Ristic C 21 9 303 383 .791
Allonzo Trier SG 16 11 317 450 .704
Kadeem Allen PG 21 21 320 532 .602
Mark Tollefsen SF 21 9 266 515 .517
Gabe York SG 21 21 351 687 .511
P.Jackson-Cartwright PG 21 0 122 437 .279
Elliott Pitts SG 7 2 7 149 .047
AVG 5-9.9 MIN
Chance Comanche C 14 0 41 83 .494
Justin Simon SG 18 0 62 150 .413
AVG 1-4.9 MIN
Jacob Hazzard PG 5 0 8 15 .533
Paulo Cruz SG 4 0 -3 10 -.300
TOTAL TEAM 21 2595 4325 .600

PRODUCTIVITY REPORT
ARIZONA PAC-10/12
PLAYERS OF THE YEAR:

Name (Year) G S PP MIN PR
Derrick Williams (2011) 38 38 1190 1141 1.043
Sean Elliott (1989) 33 33 1128 1125 1.003
Chris Mills (1993) 28 28 838 870 .963
Sean Elliott (1988) 38 38 1167 1249 .934
D. Stoudamire (1995) 30 30 964 1092 .883
Mike Bibby (1998) 35 35 905 1124 .805
Jason Terry (1999) 29 29 877 1107 .792
Nick Johnson (2014) 38 38 848 1254 .676

Previous result:
OREGON 83, ARIZONA 75
PRODUCTIVITY RATING

* — STARTERS

Player Pos PP MIN PR
*Ryan Anderson PF 38 32 1.188
*Kaleb Tarczewski C 21 28 .750
Dusan Ristic C 7 13 .538
*Kadeem Allen PG 18 34 .529
*Gabe York SG 14 36 .389
*Mark Tollefsen SF 9 29 .310
P.Jackson-Cartwright PG 4 19 .211
LESS THAN 10 MIN
Chance Comanche C 1 3 .333
Justin Simon SG -3 6 -.500
TOTAL TEAM 109 200 .545

ARIZONA’S TOP SCORING CENTERS
Rank: Overall school ranking.

Rank Name Years Points
2. Bob Elliott 1973-77 2131
9. Channing Frye 2001-05 1789
14. Anthony Cook 1985-89 1590
15. Sean Rooks 1988-92 1497
25. Frank Smith 1979-83 1329
32. Jordan Hill 2006-09 1208
42. A.J. Bramlett 1995-99 1098
43. Joseph Blair 1992-96 1086
44. Kaleb Tarczewski 2012-16 1080
51. Ed Stokes 1989-93 984

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HOW ARE THEY DOING?
Present RPI ranking of non-conference opponents Arizona has played according to KenPom.com.

Rank Opponent Rec Result Date
No.40 Gonzaga 16-5 UA/68-63 12/5/15
No.43 Providence 17-4 PC/69-65 11/27/15
No.64 UNLV 13-8 UA/82-70 12/19/15
No.76 Boise State 15-6 UA/88-76 11/19/15
No.76 Boise State 15-6 UA/68-59 11/29/15
No.104 Long Beach State 10-12 UA/85-70 12/22/15
No.123 Fresno State 14-7 UA/85-72 12/9/15
No.182 Missouri 8-12 UA/88-52 12/13/15
No.244 Pacific 6-13 UA/79-61 11/13/15
No.254 Santa Clara 7-15 UA/75-73(OT) 11/26/15
No.334 NAU 3-16 UA/92-37 12/16/15
No.336 Northwestern State 4-14 UA/61-42 11/22/15
No.345 Bradley 3-19 UA/90-60 11/16/15

PAC-12 POMEROY RATINGS
Present RPI ranking of Pac-12 teams according to KenPom.com.

Rank Opponent Ovr P12 Pomeroy
No.18 Arizona 16-5 4-4 .8936
No.19 Oregon 17-4 6-2 .8935
No.28 USC 15-5 5-3 .8529
No.41 California 14-7 4-4 .8179
No.45 Utah 16-5 5-3 .8091
No.50 Colorado 16-5 5-3 .7931
No.59 Arizona St. 12-9 2-6 .7536
No.67 UCLA 12-9 3-5 .7536
No.84 Oregon St. 12-7 3-5 .7214
No.85 Washington 14-6 6-2 .7186
No.96 Stanford 11-8 4-4 .6918
No.141 Washington St. 9-11 1-7 .5615

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THREE-POINT FIELD GOALS CAREER

Rank FG Player Years
1. 342 Salim Stoudamire 2001-05
2. 318 Jason Gardner 1999-2003
3. 272 Damon Stoudamire 1992-95
4. 193 Jason Terry 1996-99
4. 193 Kyle Fogg 2008-12
6. 191 Matt Othick 1989-92
7. 190 Chase Budinger 2006-09
8. 186 Khalid Reeves 1991-94
9. 185 Gabe York 2012-present
10. 176 Miles Simon 1994-98

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ARIZONA SCHEDULE/PRODUCTIVITY RESULTS
*-John Wooden Legacy in Fullerton/Anaheim (Calif.)

Date Opponent Results TeamPR Productivity Leader Pos PP MIN PR
Jan. 28 Oregon 83-75 (L) .545 Ryan Anderson PF 38 32 1.188
Jan. 23 at California 74-73 (L) .525 Dusan Ristic C 18 18 1.000
Jan. 21 at Stanford 71-57 (W) .606 Ryan Anderson PF 31 31 1.000
Jan. 16 Washington St. 90-66 (W) .695 Ryan Anderson PF 30 24 1.250
Jan. 14 Washington 99-67 (W) .870 Ryan Anderson PF 38 25 1.520
Jan. 9 at USC 103-101 (4OT) (L) .453 Dusan Ristic C 15 18 .833
Jan. 7 at UCLA 87-84 (L) .630 Kaleb Tarczewski C 29 24 1.208
Jan. 3 at ASU 94-82 (W) .740 Gabe York SG 34 30 1.133
Dec. 22 Long Beach State 85-70 (W) .665 Allonzo Trier SG 29 31 .935
Dec. 19 UNLV 82-70 (W) .650 Dusan Ristic C 30 25 1.200
Dec. 16 NAU 92-37 (W) .860 Ryan Anderson PF 38 19 2.000
Dec. 13 Missouri 88-52 (W) .700 Ryan Anderson PF 28 24 1.667
Dec. 9 Fresno State 85-72 (W) .595 Allonzo Trier SG 42 33 1.273
Dec. 5 at Gonzaga 68-63 (W) .450 Allonzo Trier SG 27 35 .771
Nov. 29 *Boise State 68-59 (W) .485 Kadeem Allen PG 23 25 .920
Nov. 27 *Providence 69-65 (L) .410 Ryan Anderson PF 44 32 1.375
Nov. 26 *Santa Clara 75-73 OT (W) .436 Ryan Anderson PF 27 36 .750
Nov. 22 Northwestern State 61-42 (W) .440 Gabe York SG 21 26 .750
Nov. 19 Boise State 88-76 (W) .695 Parker Jackson-Cartwright PG 23 18 1.278
Nov. 16 Bradley 90-60 (W) .710 Allonzo Trier SG 43 23 1.870
Nov. 13 Pacific 79-61 (W) .595 Ryan Anderson PF 40 26 1.538

ALLSPORTSTUCSON.com publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He is a former Arizona Daily Star beat reporter for the Arizona basketball team, including when the Wildcats won the 1996-97 NCAA title. He has also written articles for CollegeAD.com, Bleacher Report, Lindy’s Sports, TucsonCitizen.com, The Arizona Republic, Sporting News and Baseball America, among many other publications. He has also authored the book “The Highest Form of Living”, which is available at Amazon.

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