The Arizona Men’s Basketball defeated the Sacramento State Hornets with a score of 105-60 in their first ever matchup.
With that win, Arizona went 6-0.
Arizona started strong, took a 10-point lead in just five minutes and finished the half-time with 25 at 47:22.
Sacramento, now 3-3, struggled to keep up Arizona’s pace and physicality. Coach Tommy Lloyd experimented again with a full-size press, which has so far been delivering good results.
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Arizona spun the ball 13 times in play and accumulated an impressive 48 rebounds, which nearly doubled Sacramento’s 25. Arizona shot 54 percent from the field (38/70) with a majestic 53 percent (9/17) from the 3-point line and 77% from free throws (20/26).
Azuolas Tubelis leads Arizona with 22 points and six rebounds, followed by Christian Koloko with 20 and seven rebounds. Bennedict Mathurin was limited to six points and seven rebounds. Bryce Fowler, Sacramento’s star, scored 10 points.
“We have to try to move the ball and isolate the boys in every game. Put constant pressure on the defense,” said manager Lloyd. “Kerr let us go up and down. I really noticed his guidance. He rises, really grows. Now we’re going to prepare the PAC-12 exactly as we did the last few games.
“We like our chemistry, we play with each other. We don’t mind giving up a good shot to take a great one, ”said Pelle Larsson.
Next up: Arizona will face Washington Huskies in McKale on Thursday before taking to the streets against Oregon State on Sunday.
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