Arizona Basketball

Solomon Hill joins elite 20-10 club in Arizona’s victory over Harvard

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G: Games played. S: Number of starts.
BP: Bench points. A player gets three points if he is first off the bench, two if second and one if third. Shows Sean Miller’s rotation.
HAR: Productivity points against Belmont
HMIN: Minutes played against Belmont
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)
TMIN: Minutes played overall
PR: Productivity rating per minute played (Productivity points divided by minutes played)
NOTE: Player must average at least 10 minutes a game to be listed in primary rotation

Fitting for Arizona senior forward Solomon Hill that he recorded his second double-double this season in the Wildcats’ 74-51 drubbing of Harvard in the West Regional second round Saturday.

Hill’s scoring and rebounding effort enabled him to join Arizona’s elite 20-10 Club — players who rank among the top 20 scorers and top 10 rebounders in the program’s history. Hill now has 1,414 points and 770 rebounds in his career. He passed Joe Nehls (1,409 points) to move into 20th in scoring and Jordan Hill (763 rebounds) to 10th in rebounding with his performance against the Crimson.

“You look at a guy like Solomon; he’s been a rock for us,” Arizona coach Sean Miller said in the postgame press conference. “There from the very beginning all the way through, I’ve never been prouder of a kid. He has grown and matured off the court every bit as much as he has on the court and I really believe he’s going to play in the NBA.”


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Solomon Hill is now a member of Arizona's elite 20-10 club

Solomon Hill is now a member of Arizona’s elite 20-10 club

— With the victory over 14th-seeded Harvard, No. 6 Arizona took care of business once again. The Wildcats are now 7-0 in the second game of the NCAA Tournament against a double-digit seed. In two of those seven years, the UA won the NCAA title in 1997 and advanced to the national championship in 2001.

— Miller is now 8-0 in his coaching career at Xavier and Arizona against lower-seeded teams.

— Arizona next plays in Los Angeles on Friday against the winner of No. 10 seed Iowa State and No. 2 Ohio State. They will play today in Dayton at 9:15 a.m.

— Mark Lyons led the Wildcats with 35 productivity points in 33 minutes against Harvard. In the games against Belmont and Harvard, Lyons had 62 productivity points in 67 minutes, a productivity rating of .925.

“You know, it’s a great feeling,” said Lyons, who advanced to the Sweet 16 two times previously with Xavier. “I’m playing for my original coach (Miller recruited Lyons to Xavier) who recruited me, playing with a bunch of guys who believe in me and got faith in me; we’ve been coming together as a team. It’s great to be back in the Sweet 16 and trying to advance.”

Defensive Rebounding Percentage (DRB%): Determined by dividing Arizona’s defensive rebounds (33 against Harvard) by the opposition’s offensive rebounds (11 for the Crimson) added to Arizona’s defensive rebounds (33) — 33/(11 + 33) = season-high 75.0 percent.

Offensive Rebounding Percentage (ORB%): Determined by taking Arizona’s offensive rebound total season-low three, mostly because of Arizona’s hot shooting) divided by that total (three) and the defensive rebounds of the opponent (22 for Harvard) — 3/(3 + 22) = 12.0 percent.

Ideal marks are 72 percent DRB% and 38 percent ORB%.

NEXT UP: Arizona vs. Ohio State/Iowa State, March 29
Arizona 74, Harvard 51
— Mark Lyons 35 PP/33 MIN
Arizona 81, Belmont 64
— Kaleb Tarczewski 21 PP/20 MIN
UCLA 66, Arizona 64
— Brandon Ashley 21 PP/25 MIN
Arizona 79, Colorado 69
— Nick Johnson 29 PP/35 MIN
Arizona 73, ASU 58
— Nick Johnson 28 PP/36 MIN
UCLA 74, Arizona 69
— Grant Jerrett 25 PP/24 MIN
USC 89, Arizona 78
— Solomon Hill 31 PP/38 MIN
Arizona 73, Washington State 56
— Kevin Parrom 32 PP/33 MIN
Arizona 70, Washington 52
— Solomon Hill 29 PP/33 MIN
Arizona 68, Utah 64
— Brandon Ashley 18 PP/22 MIN
Colorado 71, Arizona 58
— Angelo Chol 14 PP/20 MIN
California 77, Arizona 69
— Brandon Ashley 21 PP/29 MIN
Arizona 73, Stanford 66
— Mark Lyons 41 PP/36 MIN
Arizona 79, Washington State 65
— Mark Lyons 22 PP/23 MIN
Arizona 57, Washington 53
— Nick Johnson 26 PP/34 MIN
Arizona 74, USC 50
— Solomon Hill 22 PP/24 MIN
UCLA 84, Arizona 73
— Nick Johnson 29 PP/33 MIN
Arizona 71, Arizona State 54
— Mark Lyons 34 PP/31 MIN
Arizona 80, Oregon State 70
— Brandon Ashley 19 PP/22 MIN
Oregon 70, Arizona 66
— Mark Lyons 24 PP/37 MIN
Arizona 60, Utah 57
— Solomon Hill 29 PP/35 MIN
Arizona 92, Colorado 83 (OT)
— Kevin Parrom 28 PP/34 MIN
Arizona 68, San Diego State 67
— Kevin Parrom 28 PP/26 MIN
Arizona 69, Miami 50
— Kevin Parrom 21 PP/21 MIN
Arizona 73, East Tennessee State 53
— Brandon Ashley 27 PP/22 MIN
Arizona 89, Oral Roberts 64
— Grant Jerrett 24 PP/21 MIN
Arizona 65, Florida 64
— Solomon Hill 31 PP/37 MIN
Arizona 66, Clemson 54
— Mark Lyons 30 PP/33 MIN
Arizona 63, Southern Mississippi 55
— Kevin Parrom 19 PP/30 MIN
Arizona 85, Texas Tech 57
— Solomon Hill 26 PP/26 MIN
Arizona 93, NAU 50
— Nick Johnson 27 PP/22 MIN
Arizona 94, Long Beach State 72
— Brandon Ashley 40 PP/24 MIN
Arizona 72, UTEP 51
— Mark Lyons 21 PP/25 MIN
Arizona 82, Charleston Southern 73
— Brandon Ashley 26 PP/24 MIN

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Site publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner


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