No. 8 Arizona got off to a bad start last night against Stanford. They just couldn’t seem to ever take the lead or keep the lead when they got it. Mark Lyons was a major part of their ability to come out on top when the final buzzer sounded.
Lyons has been a significant player all year for the Wildcats and last night, he showed just what he can do. The team’s leading scorer once again led the team in scoring with 25 points. Lyons scored 25 points by taking good shots and not forcing up anything when he did have a good look.
To go along with that theory, Lyons also recorded six assists to lead the team as well. He was involved in 18 made field goals for the Wildcats that accounted for about 40 of the teams 73 points. Accounting for more than half of your teams points in a game where your team struggled to win proves that Lyons is the best player on Arizona.
Lyons wasn’t the only player to perform to the Wildcats last night. Solomon Hill also had a tremendous game as he recorded 23 points. Hill and Lyons combined to score 48 points in the victory and good thing they did.
The six other players who played for Sean Miller only record 25 points on 9-28 shooting. Not one of those six players reached double digits and only one of them made an outside shot.
Lyons and Hill both shot over 50%, scored more than half of their teams points, and also combined for more than half of the teams assists. What else could they have done for Arizona last night? It is pretty safe to say that they carried the Wildcats to a much-needed victory over a mediocre Stanford squad.