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Postgame Notes - Northern Arizona at Arizona

Dec 7, 2020

Arizona Postgame Notes vs. Northern Arizona

FOR THE GAME

  • Jemarl Baker Jr. would finish Monday's game with 33 point, nearly doubling his previous career high. Baker becomes the first Wildcat to score 33 or more points in a game since Jerryd Bayless on Feb. 14, 2008 against Cal (33 points).
  • The final score of 96-53 gave Arizona its first win by 40 or more points since its 48-point win over San Jose State last season. Arizona's last win by 50 or more points was over NAU, 92-37 on December 16, 2015.
  • With 17 points and 11 rebounds against NAU, Jordan Brown picked up his second double-double in the first three games of the season. He now has three career double-doubles after collecting one his freshman season at Nevada.
  • The Wildcats finished the game shooting 32 of 48 (.667) from the floor, marking the team's first game shooting above 65 percent since shooting 35 of 50 (.700) versus Stanford on March 7, 2009.
  • Arizona's win over the Lumberjacks marks the 11th consecutive season the program has won its first three games.
  • With NAU's 30.5 percent shooting night, the Wildcats' defense has held its opponents to 60 of 174 shooting this season, which is good for a mark of 34.5 percent.

 
FIRST HALF

  • The Arizona defense showed its stoutness to open the game, holding the Lumberjacks scoreless from the field for the first four minutes and 50 seconds and forcing five missed field goal attempts during that span.
  • The Wildcats opened the game in a sharing mood with 10 assists on their first 12 made field goals. The passing display propelled Arizona to making 12 of their first 16 shots from the field.
  • Jemarl Baker Jr. led the Wildcats with 21 first-half points on a perfect 8-of-8 shooting from the field in 14 minutes. The 21 points set a new career high, eclipsing his previous best of 17 points at Washington last season. The junior has scored a total of 12 points total in the Wildcats' first two games of the season.
  • Arizona entered intermission after connecting on 18 of its 23 (.783) shot attempts as a team. It marked the first time the team has shot 70 percent or better in the first half of a game since shooting 70.0 percent in the first half at California on January 17, 2018.