Notes and Numbers: California at Arizona Wildcats

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Sean Miller has not lost three consecutive games at Arizona since his first season of 2009-10
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— For the third time this season, Arizona has a modest two-game losing streak. The Wildcats were swept by UCLA and USC in Los Angeles. They followed a loss at Cal with one at home against Oregon at the end of January. They were swept at Colorado and Utah last week. After the previous two skids, if you can call them that, Arizona responded with a 99-67 win against Washington (following the L.A. sweep) and an 80-63 triumph over Oregon State (after losing to Cal and Oregon), both games at McKale Center. Losing two in a row did not happen under Sean Miller in the previous two seasons. Miller has lost three straight twice at Arizona, both times in his first season of 2009-10. He lost three consecutive games only once at Xavier, in his first season there in 2004-05. If Arizona loses tonight, it would be the first three-game losing streak for Miller outside of his first year as a coach at a particular school. Never has he lost more than three straight games. …

— ESPN college basketball analysts Andy Katz, Jeff Goodman and C.L. Brown were posed this question: Who is built for a longer run in March, Arizona or Cal? Their published answers this morning unanimously favored Cal, which is not a shock given the Golden Bears’ seven-game winning streak entering tonight’s game after Arizona faltered on the road against two NCAA tournament teams last week in Colorado and Utah. “The Bears are healthier, have the depth and more scoring options,” Katz reasoned. Goodman: “I’m going with Cal — which is playing well and has all the pieces. Ty Wallace is healthy, Jaylen Brown and Ivan Rabb are playing well.” Brown: “I’d give the nod to the Golden Bears’ talent. It took them a while to figure things out, but now the Bears are rolling.” …

— One thing to keep in mind about Cal: In the Bears’ seven-game winning streak, five of those games were at Haas Pavilion, where they finished 18-0 this season. The two victories on the road in the streak occurred at Washington and Washington State, which is the easiest road swing in the conference. The Huskies and Cougars finished a combined 7-11 at home in conference games this season. Washington was 6-3. If Cal pulls off the upset tonight, then yes, it can be claimed that Cuonzo Martin has the Golden Bears hitting on all cylinders. …

— With its win over USC this past Sunday, Cal completed February with a 7-0 record, giving the Bears their first undefeated February since Pete Newell’s 1959-60 squad finished 6-0 during the month. During the run, Cal has posted several impressive numbers – 80.3 points a game, a plus-10.6 rebounding margin and a plus-14.6 scoring margin. Only one of Cal’s wins was
by less than 12 points, and the Bears hit the 80-point barrier four times (compared to none
in their first nine Pac-12 games). … Speaking of 80-point barrier, Arizona has reached that mark 15 times with a record of 14-1 this season. The Wildcats are coming off a 64-point performance in the loss at Utah last Saturday, their lowest output since a 61-42 victory over Northwestern State on Nov. 22. How much do you think Arizona and Miller want to break out to their normal productivity tonight? …

Ryan Anderson has grabbed 1,000 rebounds during his collegiate career, which includes 716 rebounds in three seasons at Boston College. In comparison, Arizona has only two 1,000 rebounders for a career in Al Fleming (1,190) and Bob Elliott (1,083). Anderson is 276 points short of joining Elliott in the 2,000-point, 1,000-rebound club. He has 1,724 career points. …

— The bad news is Arizona sophomore Parker Jackson-Cartwright is nowhere close to being as good on the road as he is at home. The good news for Arizona is that the Wildcats do not have a true road game again this season. Jackson-Cartwright is averaging 8.9 points, 2.4 rebounds and 5.4 assists in Pac-12 home games while shooting 57.6 percent from the field and 61.9 percent from three-point range. In the nine conference road games, he averaged 3.4 points, 1.0 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game while shooting 36 percent from the field and 27.3 percent from beyond the arc. …

— Rooks, Kerr and Mason will make their return to McKale Center tonight … their sons that is. Kameron Rooks and Nick Kerr play for Cal while Trey Mason (Harvey’s son) is a walk-on at Arizona. Sean Rooks’ son Kameron had one of his best games in his career in the Bears’ win over the Wildcats at Haas Pavilion with what was then a career-high seven rebounds. The younger Rooks later pulled down 12 rebounds against Stanford and Jakob Poeltl and 14 against Washington … Steve Kerr’s son Nick is a walk-on graduate player at Cal after starting his career with San Diego. …

— Since scoring 28 points in Cal’s win over the Wildcats, guard Jordan Mathews has not cracked 20 points. He made 6-of-12 three-point attempts in the game at Haas Pavilion. He was in a recent 9-of-25 stretch from beyond the arc before making 4 of 9 against USC on Sunday night. …

— With their careers winding down, the records watch of Tarczewski and York increases. With a win today, Tarczewski will be all alone in second place in the Arizona career charts with 108 victories, trailing Matt Muehlebach’s record mark of 109. Tarczewski is also slated to make his 127th career start today. Only four other players have reached that plateau at Arizona — Jason Gardner (135), Sean Elliott (133), Mustafa Shakur (129) and Solomon Hill (129). … Tarczewski is only the third Arizona player in history to be ranked in the top 40 in career scoring (1,139 points) and top 10 in rebounding (825) and blocked shots (109). Anthony Cook and Channing Frye are the others. …

NO. 18 ARIZONA (22-7, 10-6)
AT NO. 25 CALIFORNIA (21-8, 11-5)

Tip Time: 7:05 p.m. MST
TV: ESPN (Dave Pasch/Bill Walton)
Radio: Arizona IMG Sports Network (Brian Jeffries/Ryan Hansen)

THE SERIES
Overall: Arizona leads 59-31
In Tucson: Arizona leads 32-10
Current Streak: Cal won 1
Last Meeting: Cal won, 74-73, in Berkeley (1-23-16)
Sean Miller vs. Cal: 8-4

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 28 28 794 823 .965
Dusan Ristic C 29 9 383 503 .761
Kaleb Tarczewski C 21 19 410 555 .739
Allonzo Trier SG 22 16 425 603 .705
Kadeem Allen PG 29 23 384 695 .553
Mark Tollefsen SF 29 11 350 698 .501
Gabe York SG 29 29 472 952 .496
P.Jackson-Cartwright PG 29 6 229 625 .366
Elliott Pitts SG 7 2 7 149 .047
AVG 5-9.9 MIN
Chance Comanche C 18 0 59 104 .567
Justin Simon SG 22 0 63 182 .346
AVG 1-4.9 MIN
Jacob Hazzard PG 6 0 11 19 .579
Paulo Cruz SG 5 0 -3 12 -.250
TOTAL TEAM 29 3563 5925 .601

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

Previous vs. Cal:
CAL 74, ARIZONA 73
PRODUCTIVITY RATING

* — STARTERS

Player Pos PP MIN PR
Dusan Ristic C 18 18 1.000
*Kaleb Tarczewski C 21 28 .750
*Ryan Anderson PF 25 35 .714
*Kadeem Allen PG 16 25 .640
P.Jackson-Cartwright PG 7 18 .389
Justin Simon SG 4 11 .364
*Gabe York SG 11 37 .297
*Mark Tollefsen SF 3 28 .107
LESS THAN 10 MIN
None
TOTAL TEAM 105 200 .525

Previous game:
UTAH 70, ARIZONA 64
PRODUCTIVITY RATING

* — STARTERS

Player Pos PP MIN PR
Chance Comanche C 9 11 .818
*Ryan Anderson PF 19 26 .731
*Kaleb Tarczewski C 21 32 .656
*Allonzo Trier SG 16 29 .552
Mark Tollefsen SF 5 12 .417
Kadeem Allen PG 7 24 .292
*Gabe York SG 5 33 .152
Dusan Ristic C 0 10 .000
*P.Jackson-Cartwright PG -1 12 -.083
LESS THAN 10 MIN
Justin Simon SG 0 1 .000
TOTAL TEAM 81 200 .405


HOW ARE THEY DOING?
Present power ranking of non-conference opponents Arizona has played according to KenPom.com.

Rank Opponent Rec Result Date
No.32 Gonzaga 23-7 UA/68-63 12/5/15
No.57 Providence 21-9 PC/69-65 11/27/15
No.83 Boise St 20-10 UA/88-76 11/19/15
No.83 Boise St 20-10 UA/68-59 11/29/15
No.102 L.Beach St 17-13 UA/85-70 12/22/15
No.114 UNLV 17-13 UA/82-70 12/19/15
No.122 Fresno St 21-9 UA/85-72 12/9/15
No.173 Missouri 10-20 UA/88-52 12/13/15
No.237 Pacific 8-20 UA/79-61 11/13/15
No.248 Santa Clara 11-19 UA/75-73(OT) 11/26/15
No.322 NW State 8-18 UA/61-42 11/22/15
No.340 NAU 5-22 UA/92-37 12/16/15
No.338 Bradley 5-26 UA/90-60 11/16/15

PAC-12 POMEROY RATINGS
Present RPI ranking of Pac-12 teams according to KenPom.com.

Rank Opponent Ovr P12 Pomeroy
No.15 Arizona 22-7 10-6 .8934
No.18 Oregon 24-6 13-4 .8911
No.21 California 21-8 11-5 .8795
No.25 Utah 23-7 13-5 .8750
No.46 USC 20-10 9-8 .7943
No.60 UCLA 15-15 6-11 .7655
No.62 Oregon St. 17-11 8-9 .7609
No.63 Colorado 21-9 10-7 .7592
No.70 Washington 17-13 9-9 .7396
No.78 Stanford 15-12 8-8 .7235
No.95 Arizona St. 14-15 4-12 .6908
No.190 Washington St. 9-21 1-17 .4347

ARIZONA’S 1,000-POINT SCORERS
Overall

Player Years Points
Ryan Anderson 2011-16 1724
Kadeem Allen 2012-16 1667
Mark Tollefsen 2012-16 1240
Kaleb Tarczewski 2012-16 1139
Gabe York 2012-16 1046

Before Arizona
Player School Points
Kadeem Allen Hutchinson (Kan.) JC 1425
Ryan Anderson Boston College 1282
Mark Tollefsen San Francisco 1006

1987-88 (by end of that season)
Player Years Points
Sean Elliott 1985-88 1820
Tom Tolbert 1986-88 1495
Steve Kerr 1983-88 1445
Craig McMillan 1984-88 1174
Anthony Cook 1985-88 1012

Before Arizona
Player School Points
Tom Tolbert UC Irvine/Cerritos JC 541

THREE-POINT GOALS SEASON

FG Player Season
120 Salim Stoudamire 2004-05
114 Steve Kerr 1987-88
112 Damon Stoudamire 1994-95
106 Jason Gardner 2001-02
93 Damon Stoudamire 1993-94
85 Khalid Reeves 1993-94
78 Salim Stoudamire 2003-04
77 Mike Bibby 1997-98
76 Jason Terry 1998-99
76 Jason Gardner 2000-01
76 Gabe York 2015-16


ARIZONA’S TOP SCORING CENTERS
Rank: Overall school ranking.

Rank Name Years Points
2. Bob Elliott 1973-77 2131
9. Channing Frye 2001-05 1789
14. Anthony Cook 1985-89 1590
15. Sean Rooks 1988-92 1497
25. Frank Smith 1979-83 1329
32. Jordan Hill 2006-09 1208
40. Kaleb Tarczewski 2012-16 1139
43. A.J. Bramlett 1995-99 1098
44. Joseph Blair 1992-96 1086
52. Ed Stokes 1989-93 984

MOST CAREER REBOUNDS

Reb Player Years
1190 Al Fleming 1973-76
1083 Bob Elliott 1974-77
975 Channing Frye 2001-05
861 Anthony Cook 1986-89
837 Bill Reeves 1954-57
832 Michael Wright 1998-2001
825 Kaleb Tarczewski 2013-16
824 Ernie McCray 1957-60
817 A.J. Bramlett 1996-99
808 Sean Elliott 1986-89

MOST CAREER VICTORIES IN GAMES PLAYED
Note: Gabe York is at 102 wins.

Player Years Wins
Matt Muehlebach 1988-91 109
Jason Gardner 2000-03 107
Kaleb Tarczewski 2012–16 107
Matt Othick 1989-92 106
Anthony Cook 1986-89 105
Sean Elliott 1986-89 105
Jud Buechler 1987-90 105
Jordin Mayes 2011-14 105
Sean Rooks 1989-92 104
Khalid Reeves 1991-94 104
Reggie Geary 1993-96 104
Michael Dickerson 1995-98 104

MOST CAREER STARTS

Starts Player Years
135 Jason Gardner 2000-03
133 Sean Elliott 1986-89
129 Mustafa Shakur 2004-07
129 Solomon Hill 2010-13
126 Kaleb Tarczewski 2013-16
123 Anthony Cook 1986-89
119 Channing Frye 2002-05
119 Kyle Fogg 2009-12
117 Salim Stoudamire 2002-05
109 Craig McMillan 1985-88

THREE-POINT FIELD GOALS CAREER

FG G Player Years
342 129 Salim Stoudamire 2001-05
318 136 Jason Gardner 1999-2003
272 123 Damon Stoudamire 1992-95
207 116 Gabe York 2012-present
193 129 Jason Terry 1996-99
193 139 Kyle Fogg 2008-12
191 129 Matt Othick 1989-92
190 100 Chase Budinger 2006-09
186 128 Khalid Reeves 1991-94
176 114 Miles Simon 1994-98

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

Date Opponent Results TeamPR Productivity Leader Pos PP MIN PR
Feb. 27 at Utah 70-64 (L) .405 Chance Comanche C 9 11 .818
Feb. 24 at Colorado 75-72 (L) .610 Ryan Anderson PF 32 32 1.000
Feb. 17 ASU 99-61 (W) .825 Allonzo Trier SG 34 24 1.417
Feb. 14 USC 86-78 (W) .675 Mark Tollefsen SF 23 21 1.095
Feb. 12 UCLA 81-75 (W) .570 Kaleb Tarczewski C 25 28 .893
Feb. 6 at Washington 77-72 (W) .505 Ryan Anderson PF 41 33 1.242
Feb. 3 at Washington St. 79-64 (W) .575 Ryan Anderson PF 52 32 1.625
Jan. 30 Oregon St. 80-63 (W) .655 Dusan Ristic C 11 12 .917
Jan. 28 Oregon 83-75 (L) .545 Ryan Anderson PF 38 32 1.188
Jan. 23 at California 74-73 (L) .525 Dusan Ristic C 18 18 1.000
Jan. 21 at Stanford 71-57 (W) .606 Ryan Anderson PF 31 31 1.000
Jan. 16 Washington St. 90-66 (W) .695 Ryan Anderson PF 30 24 1.250
Jan. 14 Washington 99-67 (W) .870 Ryan Anderson PF 38 25 1.520
Jan. 9 at USC 103-101 (4OT) (L) .453 Dusan Ristic C 15 18 .833
Jan. 7 at UCLA 87-84 (L) .630 Kaleb Tarczewski C 29 24 1.208
Jan. 3 at ASU 94-82 (W) .740 Gabe York SG 34 30 1.133
Dec. 22 Long Beach State 85-70 (W) .665 Allonzo Trier SG 29 31 .935
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 is a former Arizona Daily Star beat reporter for the Arizona basketball team, including when the Wildcats won the 1996-97 NCAA title. He has also written articles for CollegeAD.com, Bleacher Report, Lindy’s Sports, TucsonCitizen.com, The Arizona Republic, Sporting News and Baseball America, among many other publications. He has also authored the book “The Highest Form of Living”, which is available at Amazon.

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