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Notebook: USC at Arizona Wildcats

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ARIZONA’S 1,000-POINT SCORERS
Overall

Player Years Points
Ryan Anderson 2011-16 1665
Kadeem Allen 2012-16 1633
Mark Tollefsen 2012-16 1219
Kaleb Tarczewski 2012-16 1109
Gabe York 2012-16 999

Before Arizona
Player School Points
Kadeem Allen Hutchinson (Kan.) JC 1425
Ryan Anderson Boston College 1282
Mark Tollefsen San Francisco 1006

— With their senior seasons winding down, with only four games remaining at McKale Center, including tonight’s game against USC, the careers of Gabe York, Kaleb Tarczewski, Ryan Anderson and Mark Tollefsen will be discussed more with each passing game. York’s first basket against the Trojans will give this senior group four 1,000-point career scorers. That does not include Kadeem Allen, a redshirt junior, who played his first two years in college at Hutchinson (Kan.) Junior College. Allen has 1,633 points in college, 1,425 of them at Hutchinson. Anderson and Tollefsen scored the bulk of their points in the three previous seasons at Boston College and San Francisco, respectively. Tarczewski reached 1,000 points earlier this season. …

— Has Arizona ever had five players on the same roster in the same season who had 1,000 points or more in their careers? The answer: Yes. In Arizona’s first Final Four season of 1987-88, the Wildcats had five players who reached 1,000 points in their collegiate careers by the end of that season: Steve Kerr (1,445), Craig McMillan (1,174), Tom Tolbert (1,495), Sean Elliott (1,820) and Anthony Cook (1,012). Kerr and McMillan were seniors who scored all their points at Arizona. Tolbert played in only 10 games in two seasons at Cal-Irvine before transferring to Cerritos (Calif.) Junior College. He had 22 points with Irvine and 519 with Cerritos before scoring 954 points at Arizona in the 1986-87 and 1987-88 seasons. Elliott and Cook were juniors in 1987-88. Elliott finished with a school-record 2,555 points and Cook had 1,590. …

(Left to right) Tom Tolbert, Sean Elliott, Craig McMillan, Anthony Cook and Steve Kerr reached 1,000 points in their collegiate careers by the end of the memorable 1987-88 sesaon (Javier Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

(Left to right) Tom Tolbert, Sean Elliott, Craig McMillan, Anthony Cook and Steve Kerr reached 1,000 points in their collegiate careers by the end of the memorable 1987-88 sesaon (Javier Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

— Who thought USC and Arizona would be playing in mid-February for the chance to remain in first place in the loss column? The Wildcats, yes. USC was picked to finish 10th in the Pac-12 in the preseason media poll. Arizona was the favored pick to win it all with 18 first-place votes. USC has a solid chance of making the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2011. The Trojans’ freshmen were not yet in high school at that time. USC (No. 22) actually has a better RPI than Arizona (No. 28). The Wildcats, who are only 1-4 against the RPI Top 50, could sure use a win over the Trojans to potentially improve their seed in the NCAA tournament …

— USC’s Andy Enfield is starting to make his mark as a recruiter who can coach. According to research by J.D. Hamilton of the NCAA, USC’s 10-game improvement from last season (12-20 to 18-6) is seventh-best in the country and tops among teams in the Power 5 conferences.

— Arizona will not face a better guard tandem when it comes to distributing the ball than Jordan McLaughlin (123 assists) and Julian Jacobs (120) this season. They are one of two sets of guards in the country with at least 120 assists. The other pair is Emmett Naar (143) and Joe Rahon (141) of Saint Mary’s. Backtrack: Arizona actually scrimmaged against Naar and Rahon when the teams held a private workout before the season. …

— USC is also one of the most balanced teams the Wildcats will face. The Trojans have six players averaging 10.6 or more points and eight players have averaged 3.1 rebounds or more in the first 24 games. Seven different Trojans have scored at least 19 points in a game this season. USC has four players with at least 40 three-point baskets this season. In the previous meeting with Arizona, a four-overtime thriller, guard Elijah Stewart tied his career high of 27 points when he hit a pair of free throws with 22 seconds left in the fourth overtime to secure the victory, USC’s first over a top 10 opponent since the 2011 season. Jacobs had 18 points, nine assists and a career-best seven steals. …

— The Trojans have two of the better freshmen in the Pac-12 also with post player Chimezie Metu and forward Bennie Boatwright. Both are not afraid of playing on the road. Metu had a season-high 21 points and eight rebounds at UCLA. Boatwright’s best performance was 23 points and 12 rebounds at Oregon. … The Trojans also have experience with junior center Nikola Jovanovic scoring 25 points with 15 rebounds in the loss at ASU on Friday. Darion Clark, a redshirt junior who transferred from Charlotte, led the Trojans with seven rebounds in the first meeting against Arizona. …

— The Wildcats must flex their strength against USC — their defensive rebounding, of which they rank No. 1 nationally securing 78.3 percent of available defensive rebounds. Arizona managed to grab 33 of USC’s 45 failed attempts last month in Los Angeles, a percentage of 73.3 percent. With the way USC can score, averaging 83.3 points a game, Arizona can ill-afford to allow the Trojans second chances …

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USC (18-6, 7-4) VS.
NO. 17 ARIZONA (20-5, 8-4)

Tip Time: 6:07 p.m. MST
TV: ESPN (Aaron Goldsmith/Steve Lavin)
Radio: Arizona IMG Sports Network (Brian Jeffries/Ryan Hansen)

THE SERIES
Overall: Arizona leads 63-42
In Tucson: Arizona leads 37-10
Current Streak: USC won 1
Last Meeting: USC won 103-101 (4OT) in LA (1-9-16)
Sean Miller vs. USC: 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)

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 24 24 695 713 .975
Dusan Ristic C 25 9 338 440 .768
Kaleb Tarczewski C 17 15 329 447 .736
Allonzo Trier SG 18 12 342 492 .695
Kadeem Allen PG 25 23 339 610 .556
Gabe York SG 25 25 423 823 .514
Mark Tollefsen SF 25 11 308 628 .490
P.Jackson-Cartwright PG 25 2 184 545 .338
Elliott Pitts SG 7 2 7 149 .047
AVG 5-9.9 MIN
Chance Comanche C 16 0 45 87 .517
Justin Simon SG 20 0 62 175 .354
AVG 1-4.9 MIN
Jacob Hazzard PG 5 0 8 15 .533
Paulo Cruz SG 4 0 -3 10 -.300
TOTAL TEAM 25 3056 5125 .596

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 meeting:
USC 103, ARIZONA 101 (4 OT)
PRODUCTIVITY RATING

* — STARTERS

Player Pos PP MIN PR
Dusan Ristic C 15 18 .833
*Kaleb Tarczewski C 26 40 .650
*Allonzo Trier SG 31 53 .585
*Gabe York SG 30 55 .545
*Kadeem Allen PG 21 47 .447
Mark Tollefsen SF 5 29 .172
*Ryan Anderson PF 3 31 .097
P.Jackson-Cartwright PG 0 19 .000
LESS THAN 10 MIN
Justin Simon SG 5 8 .625
TOTAL TEAM 136 300 .453

Previous game:
ARIZONA 81, UCLA 75
PRODUCTIVITY RATING

* — STARTERS

Player Pos PP MIN PR
*Kaleb Tarczewski C 25 28 .893
*P.Jackson-Cartwright PG 24 28 .857
*Allonzo Trier SG 21 26 .808
Dusan Ristic C 10 16 .625
*Ryan Anderson PF 17 30 .567
*Gabe York SG 19 35 .543
Kadeem Allen PG 0 21 .000
Mark Tollefsen SF -2 16 -.167
LESS THAN 10 MIN
None
TOTAL TEAM 114 200 .570

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

Rank Opponent Rec Result Date
30 Gonzaga 20-6 UA/68-63 12/5
59 Providence 19-7 PC/69-65 11/27
87 L.Beach St 14-12 UA/85-70 12/22
102 UNLV 15-11 UA/82-70 12/19
103 Boise St 17-9 UA/88-76 11/19
103 Boise St 17-9 UA/68-59 11/29
132 Fresno St 16-9 UA/85-72 12/9
174 Missouri 9-16 UA/88-52 12/13
240 Pacific 7-17 UA/79-61 11/13
253 Santa Clara 9-17 UA/75-73(OT) 11/26
312 NW St 7-15 UA/61-42 11/22
337 Bradley 4-22 UA/90-60 11/16
341 NAU 4-20 UA/92-37 12/16

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

Rank Opponent Ovr P12 Pomeroy
15 Arizona 20-5 8-4 .8970
21 Oregon 20-6 9-4 .8804
26 USC 18-6 7-4 .8566
32 California 17-8 7-5 .8432
46 Utah 18-7 7-5 .8156
62 Arizona St. 14-11 4-8 .7685
63 UCLA 13-11 4-7 .7680
64 Colorado 19-7 8-5 .7660
73 Washington 15-10 7-6 .7476
75 Oregon St. 15-9 6-7 .7467
113 Stanford 12-11 5-7 .6391
157 Washington St. 9-15 1-11 .5193

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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
41. Kaleb Tarczewski 2012-16 1109
43. A.J. Bramlett 1995-99 1098
44. Joseph Blair 1992-96 1086
51. Ed Stokes 1989-93 984

MOST CAREER REBOUNDS

Reb Player Years
1190 Al Fleming 1973-76
1083 Bob Elliott 1974-77
975 Channing Frye 2001-05
861 Anthony Cook 1986-89
837 Bill Reeves 1954-57
832 Michael Wright 1998-2001
824 Ernie McCray 1957-60
817 A.J. Bramlett 1996-99
808 Sean Elliott 1986-89
784 Kaleb Tarczewski 2013-16

MOST CAREER VICTORIES IN GAMES PLAYED

Player Years Wins
Matt Muehlebach 1988-91 109
Jason Gardner 2000-03 107
Matt Othick 1989-92 106
Anthony Cook 1986-89 105
Sean Elliott 1986-89 105
Jud Buechler 1987-90 105
Jordin Mayes 2011-14 105
Kaleb Tarczewski 2012–16 105
Sean Rooks 1989-92 104
Khalid Reeves 1991-94 104
Reggie Geary 1993-96 104
Michael Dickerson 1995-98 104

MOST CAREER STARTS

Starts Player Years
135 Jason Gardner 2000-03
133 Sean Elliott 1986-89
129 Mustafa Shakur 2004-07
129 Solomon Hill 2010-13
123 Anthony Cook 1986-89
122 Kaleb Tarczewski 2013-16
119 Channing Frye 2002-05
119 Kyle Fogg 2009-12
117 Salim Stoudamire 2002-05
109 Craig McMillan 1985-88

CHASING 1,000 POINTS
Rank is school rank

Rank Player Years Points
50 Matt Muehlebach 1988-91 1006
51 Gabe York 2013-16 999
52 Ed Stokes 1990-93 984
53 Brandon Ashley 2013-15 979
54 Rick Anderson 1998-03 968

THREE-POINT FIELD GOALS CAREER

FG G Player Years
342 129 Salim Stoudamire 2001-05
318 136 Jason Gardner 1999-2003
272 123 Damon Stoudamire 1992-95
199 115 Gabe York 2012-present
193 129 Jason Terry 1996-99
193 139 Kyle Fogg 2008-12
191 129 Matt Othick 1989-92
190 100 Chase Budinger 2006-09
186 128 Khalid Reeves 1991-94
176 114 Miles Simon 1994-98

THREE-POINT GOALS SEASON

Rank FG Player Season
1. 120 Salim Stoudamire 2004-05
2. 114 Steve Kerr 1987-88
3. 112 Damon Stoudamire 1994-95
4. 106 Jason Gardner 2001-02
5. 93 Damon Stoudamire 1993-94
6. 85 Khalid Reeves 1993-94
7. 78 Salim Stoudamire 2003-04
8. 77 Mike Bibby 1997-98
9. 76 Jason Terry 1998-99
10. 76 Jason Gardner 2000-01
68 Gabe York 2015-16

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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
Feb. 12 UCLA 81-75 (W) .570 Kaleb Tarczewski C 25 28 .893
Feb. 6 at Washington 77-72 (W) .505 Ryan Anderson PF 41 33 1.242
Feb. 3 at Washington St. 79-64 (W) .575 Ryan Anderson PF 52 32 1.625
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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