Arizona-Duke thread

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A spot in West Regional final is up for grabs when the Pac10 and Atlantic Coast conferences assemble in Anaheim.

Not counting vacated appearances, this is UA’s 27th NCAA Tournament appearance overall and the program has a 45-25 (.643) record in its previous NCAA Tournament action … This is the Wildcats’ 14th Sweet 16 appearance, and eight have been when playing in the West Region … Twenty-eight of UA’s 45 NCAA Tournament victories have come while playing in the West.

Duke has now advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament 26 times overall, including 20 times under Coach K. Duke has reached the Sweet 16 in 12 of the last 14 years. The Blue Devils are 6-3 all-time against Pac 10 opponents in the NCAA Tournament, including a 1-0 mark against Arizona. Duke topped Arizona, 82-72, in the 2001 NCAA Championship game in the only tournament meeting between the two schools. Duke has won four straight NCAA Tournament games against Pac 10 opponents, dating back to an 82-77 loss to California on March 20, 1993.

Krzyzewski can make more history at Duke, tie Knight and Wooden with two wins in the West Regional

Duke’s Kyle Singler: Kyrie Irving is ‘only going to help’ title run

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Miller optimistic about Parrom’s ankle heading into Duke game

Williams boosting Wildcats with late-game heroics

No shortage of history between Arizona and Duke

Arizona’s Probable Starters
No. Name…………………. Ht…. Wt… Yr. ..PPG… RPG… APG
F 23 Derrick Williams …6-8… 241… So. ..19.1… 8.2….. 1.1
F 33 Jesse Perry ………..6-7 ..210… Jr. ..6.4.. 4.3….. 0.6
F 44 Solomon Hill ………6-6.. 226…. So..8.0.. 4.6….. 1.7
G 21 Kyle Fogg…………… 6-3. 180 …Jr. .. 8.1.. 1.9…. 2.7
G 12 Lamont Jones…….. 6-0 196 ….So. . 9.5.. 1.6… 2.4

2010-11 Blue Devil roster

No. Name (Ht., Wt., Yr.) Pos. ……………..PPG…… RPG…….. APG
1 Kyrie Irving (6-2, 180, Fr.) G …………..17.0 ……3.8………. 4.7
2 Nolan Smith (6-2, 185, Sr.) G ……………20.9….. 4.5………. 5.3
3 Tyler Thornton (6-1, 185, Fr.) G ………..1.6……. 0.7……… 1.0
5  Mason Plumlee (6-10, 230, So.) F ……..7.2……. 8.4……… 1.5
12  Kyle Singler (6-8, 230, Sr.) F ………….17.0…… 6.8…….. 1.6
15 Josh Hairston (6-7, 210, Fr.) F …………1.5……. 1.3……… 0.1
20 Andre Dawkins (6-4, 205, So.) G ……….8.1……. 1.9 ……..0.6
21 Miles Plumlee (6-10, 245, Jr.) F ………..4.9 …….5.0…….. 0.4
30 Seth Curry (6-2, 180, So.) G ……………..9.5……. 1.9……… 2.0
34 Ryan Kelly (6-11, 235, So.) F …………….6.7…… 3.8……… 0.9
51 David Mayer (6-4, 195, Fr.) G
52 Todd Zafi rovski (6-9, 235, So.) F
53 Casey Peters (6-4, 200, Sr.) G

Stats Comparison
…………………………………….Duke……………………… Arizona
Points…………………………… 81.0…………………………. 76.4
Opp. Points……………………. 63.9…………………………. 67.7
Rebounds……………………… 38.1………………………….. 34.4
Opp. Rebounds ………………35.0…………………………… 30.8
Off. Rebounds ………………..12.1……………………………. 10.4
Opp. Off. Rebounds………… 12.7…………………………….. 9.9
Field Goal Pct………………. .472…………………………… .470
Opp. Field Goal Pct. ………..401……………………………. .445
3-Point Pct…………………. .374……………………………. .399
Opp. 3-Point Pct………….. .316…………………………….. .291
3-Point FGs………………….. 7.9…………………………….. 7.9
Opp. 3-Point FGs ……………4.6……………………………… 4.6
Free Throw Pct. ……………..751…………………………….. .747
Opp. Free Throw Pct. ……….647……………………………. .672
Personal Fouls………………. 17.7…………………………….. 18.7
Assists …………………………14.4 ………………………………….14.1
Turnovers…………………… 12.1 …………………………………..12.9
Opp. Turnovers…………… 14.8……………………………………. 12.8
Blocked Shots……………….. 4.3…………………………………… 2.6
Steals………………………….. 7.3…………………………………….. 5.2

Notes courtesy of arizonawildcats.com and goduke.com

4 Responses to "Arizona-Duke thread"

  1. Smitty   March 24, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    I don’t like that rule. Guy is getting trapped and a coach calls timeout from the other side of the floor. Negates good defense.

  2. Casey   March 24, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    Who is that new guy in the Duke lineup? Oh wait, no, it’s Kyle Singler. Welcome back to the lineup after your four-game sojourn.

  3. Wally   March 25, 2011 at 9:19 am

    Holy crap … Arizona is coming of age! Derick Williams is a stud … but they’ve got some other good players too.

  4. Casey   March 25, 2011 at 11:57 am

    Williams, and Arizona, have really pulled their game together at the right time. I saw Williams play a couple of times earlier this year. He didn’t come close to what he has shown over the last two games. Everyone is going to talk about those two dunks (which were eye-popping), but the play that got me was the 3 he hit late in the first half. He was at a stand still, five feet behind the arc with a hand in his face and he nailed it. If you’re Duke, you had to be thinking -‘oh, this can’t be good.’

    Interesting thing is Williams is one of those guys that originally committed to USC bu left with the fallout regarding Floyd.

    Now, here’s the thing – in this age of hyperbole, does he take the bait and jump to the draft?

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