Ąžuolas Tubelis scored 21 factors and No. 10 Arizona defeated No. 14 Indiana 89-75 on Saturday evening within the Vegas Clash.
The Wildcats (8-1) held off Indiana’s surge after their lead was trimmed to 59-56 on consecutive 3-pointers by the Hoosiers halfway via the second half. Arizona responded with three straight 3s to construct its cushion again to double digits.
Indiana (8-2) obtained as shut as 5 late within the sport, however the Wildcats’ dominance close to the rim stored the Hoosiers at bay. Oumar Ballo’s dunk with 1:42 left added an exclamation level.
“I love the way these guys play and we love getting up and down,” Arizona coach Tommy Lloyd stated. “And then there is no panic. It’s fun. It’s fun being in those moments. I like to tell our guys, just let it rip and let’s run our stuff and trust our offense and usually that’ll be the solution in and of itself.”
Azuolas Tubelis carries Arizona to victory with 21 factors and 7 boards
Arizona ahead Azuolas Tubelis carries the Wildcats to victory over the No. 14 Indiana Hoosiers with 21 factors and 7 boards.
Ballo had 15 factors and 12 rebounds. Pelle Larsson scored 16 factors and Kerr Kriisa completed with 14.
Arizona additionally obtained an enormous enhance with 17 factors from a bench that typically doesn’t present that a lot offense.
“It’s huge, because people before the season were talking that we don’t have depth,” Kriisa stated. “But I think today our young guys really showed their character.”
Indiana had 5 gamers in double figures, led by Race Thompson with 16 factors and 9 rebounds. Miller Kopp scored 14, Tamar Bates added 13, and Xavier Johnson and Trayce Jackson-Davis every completed with 11.
The Wildcats, who entered main the nation in area aim share (55.2%), together with a 64.5% clip from 2-point vary, completed 31 of 63 (49.2%), with 21 of 38 (55%) coming from contained in the arc.
Arizona lastly discovered its groove from the 3-point line after going 8 of 48 (16.7%) from past the arc, hitting 10 of 25 (40%) from lengthy vary.
Arizona used a 17-0 run to construct a 27-8 lead, however the Hoosiers tightened their protection and battled again to inside 5. Indiana’s 23-9 spurt late within the first half was sparked by 4 3-pointers.
The Wildcats shot 45.5% from the ground earlier than halftime, together with 4 of 12 from 3-point vary. Indiana was 12 for 37 (32.4%), together with 5 of 15 from past the arc.
For the sport, Arizona outscored the Hoosiers 42-22 within the paint.
“We got down early but I thought we fought. I can’t fault effort,” Indiana coach Mike Woodson stated. “I thought we gave great effort, but you’ve got to give a lot of credit to this team. This Arizona team is a good team. I thought the game was won in the paint and they were the better team tonight in the paint.”
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Reporting by The Related Press.
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