X-Factor York comes up big. Cats advance to Sweet 16

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In a game that felt more like an Elite 8 matchup than the round of 32, Arizona used the three-point shootiog of Gabe York and the leadership of  T.J McConnell to bust the Ohio State Buckeye zone in route to a 73-58 victory and advance on to next weeks round of 16 in LA.
With one of the great shooters in the history of basketball, Reggie Miller, sitting at center court analyzing the game for CBS, York would hit 5-9 three pointers and finish with 19 points.

The post game spread in the Arizona locker room 

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PB&J has become the trademark of this team. 

 

 

Quote worthy Thad Matta

“I think without a doubt this is Sean’ best team”

What sizzled?

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T.J. MCConnell had a game changing stretch where he made a lay up and then stole the inbound pass which led to a three. That five point swing jump started the Arizona program.
McConnell finished with 15-points, 5-rebounds, 5-assists, and 5-steals. The 6th person to do that in NCAA History.

What fizzled?

Ohio State star freshman D’Angelo Russell
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missed some easy shots early, but as the game progressed the defense by Arizona left him flustered. He finished a woeful 3-19 from the floor and the slick passing disappeared in the second half.

 

Up Next-The Wildcats will travel to LA and will play Xavier. Time and date are yet to be announced.