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Notes and Numbers: Arizona Wildcats vs. Oregon

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Ryan Anderson is in select company when it comes to rebounding in a season, only 58 shy of matching Jordan Hill’s school-record 375 set in 2008-09 under interim coach Russ Pennell. Hill was Lute Olson’s second recruited player to record at least 300 rebounds in a season. Ben Davis had 313 in 1995-96. Anderson is Sean Miller’s third player to eclipse 300 with his 317 following another triple-double (17 points and 11 rebounds) against Colorado on Thursday here. Derrick Williams had 314 in 2010-11 and Aaron Gordon posted 303 in 2013-14. I immediately had to research stats because I thought Pete Williams and Michael Wright must have produced more than 300 rebounds in a season. Wright came close in 1999-2000 with 297. Williams had 278 in 1983-84, Olson’s first season at Arizona …

— In terms of rebounding, Arizona hopes to literally rebound against Oregon today in the semifinals of the Pac-12 tournament at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. The Wildcats allowed Colorado too many second chances in the 82-78 win yesterday as the Buffaloes pulled down 25 offensive rebounds, which translated to a 34-24 scoring edge of points in the paint. Colorado often did not cash in on those second opportunities because Arizona matched in second-chance points with 26. The Wildcats might not be so lucky to win if that kind of effort, or lack thereof, happens against Oregon today. “We didn’t play hard; we didn’t box out,” Kadeem Allen told reporters afterward. “(Colorado’s) 25 offensive rebounds is probably a record for Coach Miller. Our lack of effort sticks out the most.” Those words must make Miller’s blood boil. Entering the Colorado game, the Wildcats ranked third in the nation in defensive rebounding percentage at .766 (according to KenPom) and sixth in rebounding margin at plus-9.9. The only Arizona team with a better rebounding margin was the 1950-51 Wildcats, who had an unassailable mark of plus-19.3 rebounding margin. …

— Allen said he and Miller have talked often about what it means to be the starting point guard and the significance of his role with the Wildcats. Allen played a credible game against Colorado, scoring 12 points while making all four of his shots and he also had two blocked shots and one steal. But he had only two assists (with no turnovers) and just two rebounds in 29 minutes. As he gains more confidence coming off a redshirt year — he should have crossed that hurdle by now through 32 games — he is becoming a little more demonstrative with his teammates, a true sign of a leader. He clapped his hands emphatically after making a couple of his shots against Colorado. “I don’t show a lot of emotion when I play,” Allen admitted. “I was talking to Coach Miller and he was telling me to enjoy it, to enjoy the excitement because things go really fast.” Seize the opportunity, in other words. Miller is recruiting multi-talented guards who can handle the point guard position if necessary. Allen will be a senior next year. He must show he should have the ball in his hands as much as possible. “In talking to Coach Miller, he told me to be more aggressive,” Allen said. “He told me that’s why he brought me here.” Expect Allen to penetrate more and try to draw fouls with either attempting to shoot or find the open man. He has an athleticism and strength edge over Oregon point guard Casey Benson, who has a 4.3-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio. Can Allen disrupt Benson enough with his aggressive play? That is something to watch on the defensive end. How Allen and Parker Jackson-Cartwright run Arizona’s motion offense against Oregon’s 2-3 zone is also intriguing. …

— Oregon has the athleticism, length and versatility to stretch Arizona’s defense tonight. The Ducks showed that in the first meeting, outscoring Arizona 44-28 in the paint. Although the Wildcats have more bulk and size with Anderson and Tarczewski, Oregon owned the lane, outscoring Arizona 9-3 in second-chance points. Anderson had 22 points and 10 rebounds and Tarczewski posted 11 points and five rebounds but the performance of Oregon guard Dillon Brooks (24 points on 10 of 19 shooting) and forward Dwayne Benjamin (15 points on 3 of 5 shooting from three-point range) was more pronounced. Slender forward Chris Boucher also extended Arizona defense with his ability to shoot from the outside (although he missed two three-pointers against the Wildcats). …

— A significance difference for Arizona was that freshman scoring sensation Allonzo Trier was out for the first time in that Oregon game following the four-overtime loss at USC in which he broke his right hand. The Wildcats missed his scoring punch. His absence disrupted the flow as Arizona committed 19 turnovers, which contributed to Oregon taking 21 more shots than Arizona (62 to 41). When asked what he could have provided the Wildcats in that game, Trier said, “Another body, another guy who can contribute. I’m a guy who can bring energy and make good things happen.” … Trier is coming off scoring 23 crucial points against Colorado, making 6 of 11 shots from the field (3 of 4 from three-point range) and 8 of 9 from the free-throw line. Trier now has eight games of scoring at least 20 points. The game against Oregon today figures to be his type of game with Oregon being a guard-oriented team. “Every game is my type of game,” Trier said matter-of-factly. Who can argue with him? …

Gabe York mentioned playing a team full of guards and wings like Oregon “are games I live for.” He is coming off a 1-of-5 shooting performance from three-point range after going 9 of 14 against Stanford. He said he had games of making 13 and 12 three-pointers in high school. Arizona needs him to have a hot hand and make at least four or five today. “I have to outmatch my opponent,” York said, referring to Oregon guards like Brooks and Tyler Dorsey and Elgin Cook. “They broke our (winning) streak at home. You have to keep that in the back of your mind. We made a lot of mistakes in this game (against Colorado). How you improve upon mistakes like that sets you apart.” …

— Boucher had three blocked shots Thursday against Washington to move his season total to 101. That allowed him to become the first player in Pac-12 history to have 100 blocks and 30 three-pointers in the same season, as well as the first to do it at the NCAA Division I level since 1996. His 19 points and 11 rebounds against the Huskies increased his team-high double-doubles to eight … Arizona had 11 blocked shots against Colorado increasing its season total to 154. That ranks seventh in school history. The record of 192 was set in 1999-2000 behind Loren Woods and Wright. Allen is second on the team with 27 blocked shots behind Tarczewski’s 30. Allen also leads the team with 34 steals. …

— The Wildcats are on a “Revenge Tour” here in Vegas. They have already defeated Colorado, which upset the Wildcats two weeks ago in Boulder, Colo. They can try to exact revenge on Oregon, which snapped the Wildcats’ 49-game winning streak at McKale Center. If the Wildcats advance, they could face Utah, which defeated the Wildcats in Salt Lake City two weeks ago. Arizona has avenged losses to UCLA and Cal. Maybe the Wildcats could get a shot at Providence in the NCAA tournament and have some payback there. …

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NO. 15 ARIZONA (25-7)
VS. 8 OREGON (26-6)

Tip Time: 7 p.m. MST
TV: Pac-12 Networks (Announcers TBA)
Radio: Arizona IMG Sports Network (Brian Jeffries/Ryan Hansen)

THE SERIES
Overall: Arizona leads 49-27
Neutral Court: Oregon leads 2-1
Current Streak: Oregon won 1
Last Meeting: Oregon won in Tucson, 83-75 (1-28-16)
Sean Miller vs. Colorado: 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 31 31 893 906 .986
Kaleb Tarczewski C 24 22 455 644 .707
Dusan Ristic C 32 9 382 543 .703
Allonzo Trier SG 25 19 470 691 .680
Kadeem Allen PG 32 26 420 777 .541
Gabe York SG 32 32 567 1092 .519
Mark Tollefsen SF 32 13 353 732 .482
P.Jackson-Cartwright PG 32 6 248 675 .367
Elliott Pitts SG 7 2 7 149 .047
AVG 5-9.9 MIN
Chance Comanche C 21 0 62 119 .521
Justin Simon SG 23 0 69 187 .369
AVG 1-4.9 MIN
Jacob Hazzard PG 7 0 21 26 .808
Paulo Cruz SG 6 0 -5 16 -.313
TOTAL TEAM 32 3901 6525 .598

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 vs. Oregon:
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

Previous game:
ARIZONA 82, COLORADO 78
PRODUCTIVITY RATING

* — STARTERS

Player Pos PP MIN PR
*Ryan Anderson PF 38 27 1.407
*Allonzo Trier SG 29 33 .879
*Kadeem Allen PG 21 29 .724
Dusan Ristic C 5 12 .417
P.Jackson-Cartwright PG 7 19 .368
*Gabe York SG 13 36 .361
*Kaleb Tarczewski C 4 33 .121
LESS THAN 10 MIN
Chance Comanche C 6 4 1.500
Mark Tollefsen SF -4 7 -.571
TOTAL TEAM 119 200 .595

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

Rank Opponent Ovr P12 Pomeroy
No.14 Arizona 25-7 12-6 .8970
No.16 Oregon 26-6 14-4 .8956
No.20 California 23-9 12-6 .8836
No.23 Utah 25-7 13-5 .8736
No.49 USC 21-12 9-9 .7980
No.55 Colorado 22-11 10-8 .7811
No.59 Oregon St. 19-12 9-9 .7732
No.74 UCLA 15-17 6-12 .7324
No.91 Washington 18-14 9-9 .7658
No.97 Arizona St. 15-17 5-13 .6880
No.103 Stanford 15-15 8-10 .6707
No.193 Washington St. 9-22 1-17 .4173

ARIZONA’S 1,000-POINT SCORERS
Overall

Player Years Points
Ryan Anderson 2011-16 1773
Kadeem Allen 2012-16 1685
Mark Tollefsen 2012-16 1245
Kaleb Tarczewski 2012-16 1166
Gabe York 2012-16 1112

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

1987-88 (by end of that season)
Player Years Points
Sean Elliott 1985-88 1820
Tom Tolbert 1986-88 1495
Steve Kerr 1983-88 1445
Craig McMillan 1984-88 1174
Anthony Cook 1985-88 1012

Before Arizona
Player School Points
Tom Tolbert UC Irvine/Cerritos JC 541

THREE-POINT GOALS SEASON

FG Player Season
120 Salim Stoudamire 2004-05
114 Steve Kerr 1987-88
112 Damon Stoudamire 1994-95
106 Jason Gardner 2001-02
93 Damon Stoudamire 1993-94
89 Gabe York 2015-16
85 Khalid Reeves 1993-94
78 Salim Stoudamire 2003-04
77 Mike Bibby 1997-98
76 Jason Terry 1998-99
76 Jason Gardner 2000-01

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
220 122 Gabe York 2012-16
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

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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
38. Kaleb Tarczewski 2012-16 1166
43. A.J. Bramlett 1995-99 1098
44. Joseph Blair 1992-96 1086
52. 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
857 Kaleb Tarczewski 2013-16
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

MOST SEASON REBOUNDS

Reb Player Years
375 Jordan Hill 2008-09
373 Leo Johnson 1950-51
343 Bill Reeves 1955-56
343 Al Fleming 1974-75
341 Bob Elliott 1975-76
329 Al Fleming 1975-76
317 Ryan Anderson 2015-16
314 Joe Skaisgir 1961-62
314 Derrick Williams 2010-11
313 Ben Davis 1995-96
303 Aaron Gordon 2013-14

MOST CAREER VICTORIES IN GAMES PLAYED

Player Years Wins
Kaleb Tarczewski 2012–16 110
Matt Muehlebach 1988-91 109
Jason Gardner 2000-03 107
Matt Othick 1989-92 106
Gabe York 2013-16 105
Anthony Cook 1986-89 105
Sean Elliott 1986-89 105
Jud Buechler 1987-90 105
Jordin Mayes 2011-14 105
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 Kaleb Tarczewski 2013-16
129 Mustafa Shakur 2004-07
129 Solomon Hill 2010-13
123 Anthony Cook 1986-89
119 Channing Frye 2002-05
119 Kyle Fogg 2009-12
117 Salim Stoudamire 2002-05
109 Craig McMillan 1985-88

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ARIZONA SCHEDULE/PRODUCTIVITY RESULTS
*-John Wooden Legacy in Fullerton/Anaheim (Calif.)
**-Pac-12 Tournament in Las Vegas (Nev.)

Date Opponent Results TeamPR Productivity Leader Pos PP MIN PR
March 10 **Colorado 82-77 (W) .595 Ryan Anderson PF 38 27 1.407
March 5 Stanford 94-62 (W) .695 Gabe York SG 42 30 1.400
March 3 Cal 64-61 (W) .400 Ryan Anderson PF 30 32 .938
Feb. 27 at Utah 70-64 (L) .405 Chance Comanche C 9 11 .818
Feb. 24 at Colorado 75-72 (L) .610 Ryan Anderson PF 32 32 1.000
Feb. 17 ASU 99-61 (W) .825 Allonzo Trier SG 34 24 1.417
Feb. 14 USC 86-78 (W) .675 Mark Tollefsen SF 23 21 1.095
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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