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Notebook: Arizona Wildcats at Washington State

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Allonzo Trier will not make his return tonight from a broken hand that has sidelined him in the last six games. He might return Friday night at Washington. Since Trier’s last appearance at USC on Jan. 9, Gabe York’s productivity rating has slightly declined from .537 to .528. That includes York’s performance on Saturday against Oregon State, which was one of the best of his career with an .857 rating. Trier on the floor at the same time with York and Kadeem Allen or Parker Jackson-Cartwright makes the backcourt much more formidable because of the switching defenses Trier can attract. As it is right now without him, the guard play has mostly slumped until the game against the struggling Beavers. …

Sean Miller earned career win No. 300 in his 12th season with Arizona’s 80-63 win against Oregon State last Saturday. Ernie Kent, who is in his 21st season as a head coach, has a career record of 347-284. He coached at St. Mary’s for six seasons before coaching at his alma mater, Oregon, from 1996-97 to 2009-10. He has a record of 10-20 against Arizona as coach of the Ducks and Cougars. His best stretch against Lute Olson was a 5-2 run from 2006 to 2008, which included a win over the Wildcats in the opening round of the 2007 Pac-10 tournament. … Since then he is 2-7 with a three-game losing streak to Miller as Washington State’s coach. …

— This from the Arizona media-relations department: Arizona will play its sixth and seventh road games of the conference slate when it travels to Washington State tonight and Washington on Friday. Arizona/ASU and Utah/Colorado are the only Power 5 programs to play seven of their first 11 conference games on the road. After adding the American, Atlantic 10, Big East, Mountain West, West Coast, Big West, Missouri Valley and Ohio Valley conferences, Arizona/ASU, Utah/Colordao and Loyola Marymount are the only schools to open league play with seven of their first 11 games on the road. Post Washington, Arizona will finish the league schedule with five of their final seven games in McKale. …

— Ranked No. 23 is an unlucky number for opponents playing at Washington State. All three of Washington State’s wins over the No. 23 team took place at home, as it is 3-1 against the 23rd-ranked team at home. The only loss came in overtime by 2 points to Oregon on Feb. 16, 2013. …

— The Cougars have been led this season by captains, roommates and juniors, Josh Hawkinson and Ike Iroegbu. Hawkinson leads the team in scoring (16.0 a game) and rebounding (10.7), while Iroegbu is at 14.9 points per game with a team-best 3.9 assists per game. Combined, the forward and guard are shooting .540 (230-for-426) from the field and are accounting for 40 percent of the Cougars’ points this season. In the game three weeks ago at McKale Center, the duo combined to shoot 11-of-22 from the field and scored 25 points. The rest of the team tried only 19 field goals but they managed to make 12. The key was Arizona holding the Cougars to only four offensive rebounds while the Wildcats outrebounded them overall 35-23. …

— Another important element aside from Arizona’s rebounding tonight will be its defense. The Wildcats allowed the Cougars only 66 points in the first meeting. The Cougars under Kent are 0-13 when scoring less than 60 points and 1-22 when scoring less than 70 points in his two seasons. …

— Career marks watch: Kaleb Tarczewski, who plays his best basketball it seems against Washington State, is only 10 points shy of A.J. Bramlett’s career scoring mark of 1,098. If Tarczewski passes Bramlett, he will become the No. 42 scorer in school history as well as the school’s No. 7 scoring center. In Arizona’s 86-59 win in Pullman, Wash., last year, its fourth straight win at Washington State, Tarczewski posted 17 points while making all six of his field goal attempts …

— With two more three-pointers, York will join Jason Terry and Kyle Fogg as the fourth-leading three-point shooters in school history at 193 made. York is presently tied with Matt Othick at No. 6 with 191. He has a realistic chance of becoming only the fourth Arizona player to reach 200 three-pointers behind Salim Stoudamire (342), Jason Gardner (318) and Damon Stoudamire (272). In case you’re wondering, Steve Kerr made 114 three-pointers in his career, all in his senior season of 1987-88 after the three-point line was adopted. …

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NO. 23 ARIZONA (17-5, 5-4) VS.
WASHINGTON STATE (9-12, 1-8)

Tip Time: 8:06 p.m. MST
TV: Pac-12 Networks (Ted Robinson/Steve Lavin)
Radio: Arizona IMG Sports Network (Brian Jeffries/Jeff Dean)

THE SERIES
Overall: Arizona leads 60-16
In Pullman: Arizona leads 26-9
Current Streak: Arizona won 9
Last Meeting: Arizona won 90-66 in Tucson (1-16-16)
Sean Miller vs. Washington State: 9-2

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 21 21 585 618 .947
Dusan Ristic C 22 9 314 395 .795
Kaleb Tarczewski C 14 12 276 358 .771
Allonzo Trier SG 16 11 317 450 .704
Kadeem Allen PG 22 22 340 562 .605
Gabe York SG 22 22 381 722 .528
Mark Tollefsen SF 22 9 281 549 .512
P.Jackson-Cartwright PG 22 0 139 458 .303
Elliott Pitts SG 7 2 7 149 .047
AVG 5-9.9 MIN
Chance Comanche C 15 0 41 85 .482
Justin Simon SG 19 0 61 153 .399
AVG 1-4.9 MIN
Jacob Hazzard PG 5 0 8 15 .533
Paulo Cruz SG 4 0 -3 10 -.300
TOTAL TEAM 22 2726 4525 .602

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:
ARIZONA 80, OREGON STATE 63
PRODUCTIVITY RATING

* — STARTERS

Player Pos PP MIN PR
Dusan Ristic C 11 12 .917
*Gabe York SG 30 35 .857
*Ryan Anderson PF 27 32 .844
P.Jackson-Cartwright PG 17 21 .810
*Kadeem Allen PG 20 30 .667
*Mark Tollefsen SF 15 34 .441
*Kaleb Tarczewski C 12 31 .387
LESS THAN 10 MIN
Chance Comanche C 0 2 .000
Justin Simon SG -1 3 -.333
TOTAL TEAM 131 200 .655

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. Kaleb Tarczewski 2012-16 1088
44. Joseph Blair 1992-96 1086
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.35 Gonzaga 17-5 UA/68-63 12/5/15
No.47 Providence 18-5 PC/69-65 11/27/15
No.77 Long Beach State 11-12 UA/85-70 12/22/15
No.92 UNLV 13-10 UA/82-70 12/19/15
No.98 Boise State 16-7 UA/88-76 11/19/15
No.98 Boise State 16-7 UA/68-59 11/29/15
No.126 Fresno State 14-7 UA/85-72 12/9/15
No.196 Missouri 8-13 UA/88-52 12/13/15
No.234 Pacific 6-14 UA/79-61 11/13/15
No.245 Santa Clara 8-15 UA/75-73(OT) 11/26/15
No.327 Northwestern State 6-14 UA/61-42 11/22/15
No.339 NAU 3-17 UA/92-37 12/16/15
No.341 Bradley 3-21 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.14 Oregon 18-4 7-2 .9028
No.19 Arizona 17-5 5-4 .8971
No.30 USC 17-5 6-3 .8560
No.38 Utah 17-5 6-3 .8229
No.43 California 14-8 4-5 .8142
No.51 Colorado 17-5 6-3 .8007
No.61 UCLA 13-9 4-5 .7712
No.67 Arizona St. 12-10 2-7 .7556
No.75 Washington 14-7 6-3 .7337
No.84 Oregon St. 12-8 3-6 .7194
No.103 Stanford 11-9 4-5 .6740
No.150 Washington St. 9-12 1-8 .5407

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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
6. 191 Gabe York 2012-present
8. 190 Chase Budinger 2006-09
9. 186 Khalid Reeves 1991-94
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. 30 Oregon St. 80-63 (W) .655 Dusan Ristic C 11 12 .917
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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