Stanford, Arizona Hook Up Saturday Afternoon At Maples
Feb. 26, 2010
Stanford Cardinal (13-15, 7-9 Pac-10)
Arizona Wildcats (13-14, 7-8 Pac-10)
Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010 4 p.m.
Maples Pavilion (7,329) Stanford, CA
Series History: Arizona leads 50-29
Last Meeting: Arizona 76, Stanford 68 (Jan. 28, 2010)
Radio: XTRA Sports 860 AM (PBP: Dave Flemming, Analyst: John Platz)
KZSU 90.1 FM (PBP: Ben Spielberg, Analyst: Mark Friese)
TV: CSNBA (PBP: Ted Robinson, Analyst: Dan Belluomini)
FSN Arizona (PBP: Dave Sitton, Analyst: Corey Williams)
The Opening Tip
Stanford (13-15, 7-9 Pac-10) hosts Arizona (13-14, 7-8 Pac-10) on Saturday afternoon in a critical matchup with both teams looking to avoid the play-in game of the Pac-10 Tournament. The Cardinal is now two games below the .500 mark with two home games remaining in the regular season.
Saturday's game can be heard live on XTRA Sports 860 AM and Stanford's official athletics website, www.gostanford.com, featuring the chemistry-rich tandem of Dave Flemming (play-by-play) and John Platz (analyst). KZSU 90.1 FM provides coverage with Ben Spielberg (play-by-play) and Mark Friese (analyst). There is dual television coverage with Comcast SportsNet Bay Area (Ted Robinson, Dan Belluomini) and FSN Arizona (Dave Sitton, Corey Williams).
Game Time Set For Mar. 6
The Pac-10 has announced the wildcard television selections for next week. Stanford's Mar. 6 game versus Cal will tip at 3 p.m. and be televised nationally by FSN.
Tabbed sixth in this year's Pac-10 preseason media poll, Arizona checks in at 13-14 overall and 7-8 in league competition. The Wildcats were defeated 95-71 by California on Thursday night in Berkeley, as the Golden Bears shot 56.7 percent overall.
Since a four-game winning streak to close out the month of January, Arizona has dropped five of its last six with the only win coming against Oregon (70-57) on Feb. 11.
The Wildcats average 71.3 points per game while shooting 44 percent overall, 35.9 percent from long range and 74.0 percent from the charity stripe.
Watch out for: Derrick Williams (15.5 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 58.2 percent from the field) and Nic Wise (14.7 ppg, 89.1 percent free throws, 90 assists, team-high 46 three-pointers).
Stanford All-Time vs. Arizona
Arizona owns a 50-29 all-time advantage in the series, which dates back to the 1937-38 campaign. Stanford has won four of the last six games following a six-game losing streak from 2004-07. The Wildcats escaped with a 76-58 victory back on Jan. 28 in Tucson. Close games have been the norm, with 17 of the last 22 contests decided by 10 points or less.
Who To Watch Against Arizona
In eight career games, Landry Fields is averaging 9.8 points per game on 27-51 shooting from the field with 14 assists. Back on Jan. 4, 2009, Fields posted the first double-double (19 pts., 12 reb.) of his career. Jeremy Green has also been effective in three games, averaging 17.0 points per game on 18-43 shooting with 11 triples. In two career contests, Jarrett Mann has scored nine points on 4-5 shooting with 10 rebounds and nine handouts.
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