Notebook: Long Beach State 49ers at Arizona Wildcats

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— The mother of freshman center Chance ComancheMelissa McGee — was a standout basketball player on Long Beach State’s women’s basketball team in the early 1990’s. McGee, known by her maiden name of Gower while with the 49ers, played from 1991-95. She joined Long Beach State’s program the season after coach Joan Bonvicini left for Arizona. McGee played for Glenn McDonald at Long Beach State. McDonald played for Lute Olson there when Olson coached the 49ers in 1973-74. McGee scored 1,397 points in her career and averaged 8.3 rebounds. McGee did her part in trying to help Sean Miller land the nation’s No. 1-rated recruit Josh Jackson last Saturday when Jackson visited during the UNLV game. She delivered this tweet after the game:

Ryan Anderson is averaging 15.9 points and 9.9 rebounds a game. Makes you appreciate the double-double Jordan Hill averaged in 2008-09 (18.3 points and 11.0 rebounds). Ernie McCray averaged a phenomenal 23.9 points and 12.2 rebounds in 1959-60. Both of those marks rank in the top three in Arizona history in a season.

— Reserve point guard Parker Jackson-Cartwright seems to be in a season-long funk shooting only 35.1 percent from the field, 20.8 percent from three-point range. But what must be encouraging to Miller is that Jackson-Cartwright has 41 assists with only 16 turnovers. He has only 16 more field goal attempts than assists, which shows maturity and a team-first mentality. He may be struggling but he’s maintaining a sense of purpose.

— Former Hutchinson (Kansas) Junior College teammates Kadeem Allen and A.J. Spencer will be on the same floor tonight. They shared the backcourt with Hutchinson in 2012-13 when Allen (a freshman) averaged 17.4 points and 4 assists per game. Spencer, a sophomore that season, averaged 15 points and 5.9 rebounds. Allen and Spencer did not play last year. Allen redshirted after transferring from Hutchinson and Spencer sat out the season with a knee injury.

— Former USC player Roschon Prince gets his first opportunity to play against the Wildcats after sitting on the bench while the Trojans lost 73-53 in Los Angeles two seasons ago. Arizona achieved its best start in school history (17-0) with that victory. Prince, a 6’6″ and 235-pound forward, has faced Anderson before when Prince was with USC and Anderson with Boston College. Prince had a career-high 14 points in only 19 minutes in a 78-62 win over the Eagles. Anderson led Boston College with 13 points at USC’s Galen Center.

— Anderson also has a history facing former Maryland guard Nick Faust when both were in the ACC. Both transferred after the 2013-14 season and sat out last year. Faust will be one of the best point guards Allen and Jackson-Cartwright play this season. Anderson and Faust were part of the All-ACC Freshman team in 2011-12. Faust started 66 games for the Terrapins in his three seasons there and averaged 9.4 points per game in each of the last two seasons. He scored 18 points off of the bench to set a season-high as a sophpmore in 2012-13 against Anderson and Boston College.

Previous result:
ARIZONA 82, UNLV 70
PRODUCTIVITY RATING

* — STARTERS

Player Pos PP MIN PR
*Dusan Ristic C 30 25 1.200
*Ryan Anderson PF 34 32 1.063
*Kadeem Allen PG 22 34 .647
*Allonzo Trier SG 19 31 .613
*Gabe York SG 20 34 .588
Mark Tollefsen SF 6 23 .261
P.Jackson-Cartwright PG -4 14 -.286
LESS THAN 10 MIN
Justin Simon SG 3 3 1.000
Chance Comanche C 0 4 .000
TOTAL TEAM 130 200 .650

LONG BEACH STATE (6-7) VS.
NO. 8 ARIZONA (11-1)

Tip Time: 7:02 p.m. MST
TV: Pac-12 Network (J.B. Long/Lamar Hurd)
Radio: Arizona IMG Sports Network (Brian Jeffries/Ryan Hansen)

THE SERIES
Overall: Arizona leads 5-0
In Tucson: Arizona leads 5-0
Current Streak: Arizona won 5
Sean Miller vs. LBSU: 2-0
Last Meeting: UA won 91-57 in Tucson (11-11-13)

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WHAT IS PRODUCTIVITY RATING?:
PP: Productivity Points (Points, assists, rebounds, steals, blocked shots, FGs made, FTs made added together and then subtracted by missed FGs, missed FTs, personal fouls and turnovers)
MIN: Minutes played overall
PR: Productivity rating per minute played (Productivity points divided by minutes played)

SEASON PRODUCTIVITY RATING

Player Pos G S PP MIN PR
Ryan Anderson PF 11 11 315 314 1.003
Dusan Ristic C 12 6 160 223 .717
Allonzo Trier SG 12 7 210 303 .693
Kadeem Allen PG 12 12 167 266 .628
Kaleb Tarczewski C 5 5 76 121 .628
Gabe York SG 12 12 194 367 .529
Mark Tollefsen SF 12 5 152 290 .524
P.Jackson-Cartwright PG 12 0 71 261 .272
Elliott Pitts SG 7 2 7 149 .047
AVG 5-9.9 MIN
Justin Simon SG 9 0 33 64 .516
Chance Comanche C 10 0 19 58 .328
AVG 1-4.9 MIN
Jacob Hazzard PG 3 0 8 9 .889
Paulo Cruz SG 2 0 -2 6 -.333
TOTAL TEAM 12 1416 2425 .584

PRODUCTIVITY REPORT
ARIZONA PAC-10/12
PLAYERS OF THE YEAR:

Name (Year) G S PP MIN PR
Derrick Williams (2011) 38 38 1190 1141 1.043
Sean Elliott (1989) 33 33 1128 1125 1.003
Chris Mills (1993) 28 28 838 870 .963
Sean Elliott (1988) 38 38 1167 1249 .934
D. Stoudamire (1995) 30 30 964 1092 .883
Mike Bibby (1998) 35 35 905 1124 .805
Jason Terry (1999) 29 29 877 1107 .792
Nick Johnson (2014) 38 38 848 1254 .676


HOW ARE THEY DOING?
Present RPI ranking of non-conference opponents Arizona has played according to KenPom.com. The Wildcats’ RPI rating is No. 15. Long Beach State is at No. 144.

Rank Opponent Rec Result Date
No.24 Gonzaga 9-3 UA/68-63 12/5/15
No.37 Providence 12-1 PC/69-65 11/27/15
No.71 Boise State 8-4 UA/88-76 11/19/15
No.71 Boise State 8-4 UA/68-59 11/29/15
No.83 UNLV 8-4 UA/82-70 12/19/15
No.111 Fresno State 8-4 UA/85-72 12/9/15
No.190 Missouri 5-5 UA/88-52 12/13/15
No.234 Pacific 2-8 UA/79-61 11/13/15
No.238 Santa Clara 4-9 UA/75-73(OT) 11/26/15
No.251 Northwestern State 2-7 UA/61-42 11/22/15
No.328 Bradley 2-10 UA/90-60 11/16/15

LONGEST McKALE WIN STREAKS

Streak Coach Years
71 Lute Olson 1987-92
46 Sean Miller 2013-present
38 Fred Snowden 1975-77
37 Lute Olson 1997-99
22 Sean Miller 2010-11


THREE-POINT FIELD GOALS CAREER

Rank FG Player Years
1. 342 Salim Stoudamire 2001-05
2. 318 Jason Gardner 1999-2003
3. 272 Damon Stoudamire 1992-95
4. 193 Jason Terry 1996-99
4. 193 Kyle Fog 2008-12
6. 191 Matt Othick 1989-92
7. 190 Chase Budinger 2006-09
8. 186 Khalid Reeves 1991-94
9. 176 Miles Simon 1994-98
10. 163 Matt Muehlebach 1988-91
11. 159 Gabe York 2012-present

ARIZONA SCHEDULE/PRODUCTIVITY RESULTS
*-John Wooden Legacy in Fullerton/Anaheim (Calif.)

Date Opponent Results TeamPR Productivity Leader Pos PP MIN PR
Dec. 19 UNLV 82-70 (W) .650 Dusan Ristic C 30 25 1.200
Dec. 16 NAU 92-37 (W) .860 Ryan Anderson PF 38 19 2.000
Dec. 13 Missouri 88-52 (W) .700 Ryan Anderson PF 28 24 1.667
Dec. 9 Fresno State 85-72 (W) .595 Allonzo Trier SG 42 33 1.273
Dec. 5 at Gonzaga 68-63 (W) .450 Allonzo Trier SG 27 35 .771
Nov. 29 *Boise State 68-59 (W) .485 Kadeem Allen PG 23 25 .920
Nov. 27 *Providence 69-65 (L) .410 Ryan Anderson PF 44 32 1.375
Nov. 26 *Santa Clara 75-73 OT (W) .436 Ryan Anderson PF 27 36 .750
Nov. 22 Northwestern State 61-42 (W) .440 Gabe York SG 21 26 .750
Nov. 19 Boise State 88-76 (W) .695 Parker Jackson-Cartwright PG 23 18 1.278
Nov. 16 Bradley 90-60 (W) .710 Allonzo Trier SG 43 23 1.870
Nov. 13 Pacific 79-61 (W) .595 Ryan Anderson PF 40 26 1.538

ALLSPORTSTUCSON.com publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He has also written articles for Bleacher Report and Lindy’s College Sports.

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