#ThrowbackThursday: 2010-11 Pac-10 Champions
TUCSON, Ariz. – The 13th installment of our #ThrowbackThursday series takes a look at the 2010-11 team that went 14-4 in Pac-10 play to win the regular season title. It marked the first conference championship for head coach Sean Miller in just his second year at the helm in Tucson.
After going 16-15 in Miller's first year as head coach at Arizona the year before, the Wildcats turned things around to go 30-8 and came within two points of advancing to the Final Four. The year began with five straight wins by more than 20 points before an eight-point loss to Kansas in Las Vegas. The Cats' would go on to collect non-conference wins over Oklahoma and NC State before starting Pac-10 play with a 2-2 record.
But Arizona turned things on in the middle of the conference season, winning eight in a row and 12 of the last 14 conference battles. In the Pac-10 Tournament, the Wildcats took out Oregon State and USC before losing by two to Washington in the title game.
When the NCAA Tournament came calling, the 'Cats started with a two-point win over Memphis and a one-point win over Texas in Tulsa. At the West Regional in Anaheim, Arizona defeated Duke, 93-77, in the Sweet 16 before suffering a tough 65-63 loss to Connecticut in the Elite Eight.
Below is a look at the roster, season results and more from that team.
2010-11 Arizona Basketball Roster
2010-11 Season Results (30-8 overall)
2010-11 Season Stats
- Derrick Williams was named a First Team All-American by nearly every outlet in the country and was the Pac-10 Player of the Year. He also earned All-West Region team honors in the NCAA Tournament.
- Williams stats for the season were in elite company across the board – he averaged 19.5 points, 8.3 rebounds and shot 59.5 percent from the floor and 56.8 percent (42-74) from the 3-point line. He also added 26 blocked shots and a team-best 37 steals while playing 30 minutes per game.
- Lamont Jones was second on the team in scoring a 9.7 points per game. He was second on the team with 93 assists.
- Kyle Fogg averaged 8.1 points and led the team with 99 assists. He also shot 35.5 percent from the 3-point line
- Solomon Hill started all 38 games and averaged 8.0 points, 4.7 rebounds while dishing out 66 assists and ranking second on the team in steals with 32.
- As a team, Arizona shot 39.7 percent from long range while holding opponents to 29.3 percent. The opponent percentage is the second-best defensive effort at the three-point line by an Arizona team since at least 1996-97.