Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

NCAAB

#2 Arizona fends off Stanford, 84-80

#2 Arizona fends off Stanford, 84-80

Christian Koloko recorded 24 points and nine rebounds to help #2 hold off 84-80 in the Pac-12 quarterfinals on Thursday afternoon at Las Vegas.

Bennedict Mathurin added 20 points and seven rebounds as top-seeded Arizona (29-3) advances to Friday’s semifinals. The Wildcats will face either fourth-seeded Colorado or fifth-seeded Oregon.

Spencer Jones scored a career-best 28 points and collected eight rebounds for ninth-seeded Stanford (16-16), which lost for the eighth time in its last 10 games.

Harrison Ingram added 16 points and Michael O’Connell scored 11 for the Cardinal, who put up a fight in a game featuring 22 lead changes.

Kerr Kriisa added 10 points for Arizona, which shot 47.7 percent from the field, including 9 of 24 from 3-point range. Koloko was 10 of 12 from the field.

The Cardinal connected on 54.2 percent of their shots and were 11 of 20 from behind the arc.

Ingram knocked down back-to-back jumpers to give Stanford a 73-72 lead with 4:28 left.

Mathurin’s dunk gave the Wildcats a 76-75 edge with 3:17 remaining and Koloko’s putback made it a three-point margin with 1:59 remaining.

Ingram hit another shot 21 seconds later to bring Stanford within 78-77. But Justin Kier hit a jumper and Koloko slammed home a dunk to make it a five-point game with 27 seconds left.

Ingram buried a trey to cut the Cardinal’s deficit to 82-80 with 13 seconds to play. Arizona’s Pelle Larsson made two free throws with 8.5 seconds left to seal it.

Azuolas Tubelis scored the first basket of the second half to give Arizona a 42-37 advantage before the Cardinal ripped off the next nine points. Jones hit two 3-pointers and O’Connell made a trey to give Stanford a four-point lead with 18:02 remaining.

The lead switched back and forth and the Cardinal kept the pressure on before the Wildcats created a little breathing room.

The Wildcats received a 3-pointer by Kriisa with 7:15 left and Koloko followed with two free throws 41 seconds later to hold a 70-65 lead.

Jones followed with a layup to surpass the 26 points he scored in Wednesday’s comeback victory over Arizona State. But Dalen Terry followed with a putback to give the Wildcats a 72-67 lead with 6:03 remaining.

Mathurin scored 14 points in the first half as Arizona led 40-37 at the break. Jones had 13 in the half for Stanford.

 

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

PlayAction Podcast

SGPN | The Propcast | Week 4 NFL Player Props

NFL

Munaf Manji (@SportsNerd824) & Rod Villagomez (@rjvillagomez) of @TheSGPNetwork offer 5 player props each for Week 4.

SGPN | NFL Week 4 Afternoon Games & SNF Betting Preview
SGPN | NFL Week 4 Afternoon Games & SNF Betting Preview

NFL

The @SGPNNFL Pod covers the Week 4 late games as @SportsNerd824 & @ReichelRadio break down all four, including Tampa Bay & Kansas City.

SGPN | NFL Week 4 Picks
SGPN | NFL Week 4 Picks

NFL

The @GamblingPodcast guys pick every week 4 NFL game against the spread, including two locks, a ML dog and a three-team teaser

JetNation | Zach to Return vs Steelers
JetNation | Zach to Return vs Steelers

NFL

This week, @JetNation hosts Dylan Tereman & Glenn Naughton break down the Bengals loss, the return of QB Zach Wilson & the Steelers game.

SGPN | Diehard Eagles | Jaguars-Eagles Predictions
SGPN | Diehard Eagles | Jaguars-Eagles Predictions

NFL

The @DiehardEagles52 guys talk Philly's win over Wentz & WAS, Hurts' domination, rising expectations, 2nd half struggles,& picks vs JAX

Inside Pack Sports Live | NC State-Clemson Preview
Inside Pack Sports Live | NC State-Clemson Preview

NCAAF

The @InsidePackSport staff looks at tonight's NC State-Clemson showdown, matchups on both sides of the ball, key players & much more!

Buckeye Huddle | Is Michigan Football On Upset Alert & More
Buckeye Huddle | Is Michigan Football On Upset Alert & More

NCAAF

Tony Gerdeman of @BuckeyeHuddle joins host Tom Orr to break down Michigan-Iowa and the rest of this week’s biggest college football games.

SGPN | College Football Experience | Navy-Air Force Preview
SGPN | College Football Experience | Navy-Air Force Preview

NCAAF

SGPN's @TCEonSGPN previews Navy & Air Force. @TheColbyD is joined by AFA specialist @Falcon8fan of @HistoryFalcon to break it down.

SGPN | College Football Experience | Washington-UCLA Preview
SGPN | College Football Experience | Washington-UCLA Preview

NCAAF

SGPN's @TCEonSGPN previews Friday's Washington-UCLA game. @TheColbyD & @Scott_Bowser discuss whether Chip Kelly and UCLA will move to 5-0.