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Terry Wins Dunk Contest, Arizona Completes First Watch Red-Blue Game

Oct 2, 2021

TUCSON, Ariz. – Arizona basketball's 2021-22 season unofficially began with the annual First Watch Red-Blue game in front of a packed crowd in McKale Center, marking the first basketball in game in McKale with fans since March 7, 2020.
The night opened with Arizona's Adaptive Athletics wheelchair basketball team holding its own Red-Blue game prior to the Arizona Men's Basketball team taking the court.
Following the wheelchair basketball game and grand introductions of the players, four Wildcats – Christian Koloko, Bennedict Mathurin, Dalen Terry, and Azoulas Tubelis - competed in the dunk contest. Dalen Terry won the slam dunk title with a perfect score of 120, dunking over Jordan Mains and a member of Terry's family for his first dunk followed by a 360-degree dunk with an assist from Justin Kier in the stands.
The Blue team won, 53-39, with three Wildcats scoring in double digits. Kim Aiken Jr., the transfer from Eastern Washington, led the team with 20 points, going 8-for-10 from the field and 4-for-4 from the three with four rebounds. Azuolas Tubelis had 14 points, going 7-for-7 with seven rebounds and two assists. Mathurin scored 16 points, shooting 6-for-12 from the field and 3-for-4 from the free throw line. Koloko finished with 10 points, four rebounds, and four blocks.
Arizona will open the 2021-22 season with an exhibition game against Eastern New Mexico on Monday, November 1 at 7 p.m. MST in McKale Center. The season officially kicks off when the Wildcats host Northern Arizona on Tuesday, November 9 at 8:30 p.m. MST in the season opener.