Boxscore
Arizona 82, Charleston Southern 73
Sunday, November 11, 2012 6:00 PM
Location - McKale Center, Tucson, Arizona
Officials - Jim Giron, David Hall, Jeff Wooten
Attendance - 14503

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Charleston Southern 39 34 73
Arizona 43 39 82

Recap


No. 11 Arizona 82, Charleston Southern 73:
Mark Lyons scored 17 points and dished out six assists in his Arizona debut to lead five players in double figures as the 11th-ranked Wildcats survived a scare from the visiting Buccaneers. 

Solomon Hill had 14 points and five rebounds and Nick Johnson added 12 points and six assists for Arizona (1-0). Brandon Ashley contributed 12 points and eight rebounds off the bench. 

The Buccaneers (0-2) started the game on an 11-3 run and didn't allow Arizona to take its first lead until the Wildcats pulled ahead 26-25 on Jordin Mayes' jumper with 4:59 left in the first half. The game was tied as late as the 15:09 mark, but Charleston Southern could't get over the hump in its upset bid.

The Wildcats had a huge size edge in the post but did not take full advantage, instead relying heavily on outside shooting. Arizona was 11-of-32 from 3-point range and shot 45 percent overall.

Arlon Harper scored 20 points, and Mathiang Muo added 16 points and seven rebounds for Charleston Southern. Saah Nimley chipped in 11 points, eight rebounds and seven assists for the Buccaneers. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: Arizona won its 10th consecutive home opener, and coach Sean Miller remained perfect in season openers in nine years as a head coach. … The Wildcats improved to 3-0 all-time against current Big South Conference teams. … Charleston Southern shot 44 percent, much better than its 29 percent effort in a season-opening 68-58 loss to Charlotte on Friday.

Charleston Southern Buccaneers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Arlon Harper 31:00 5-10 3-6 7-10 0 3 3 3 4 2 3 0 20
Saah Nimley 38:00 2-8 1-6 6-8 2 6 8 7 0 1 4 0 11
Paul Gombwer 32:00 3-7 1-1 1-3 5 2 7 0 3 0 1 0 8
Mathiang Muo 32:00 6-12 2-7 2-2 2 5 7 2 1 0 4 0 16
Allie Fullah 19:00 2-2 0-0 0-0 1 2 3 1 4 0 3 1 4
Sheldon Strickland 10:00 0-3 0-2 1-2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1
Cedrick Bowen 20:00 1-3 0-1 0-2 0 2 2 0 2 1 0 0 2
Jeremy Sexton 9:00 1-3 1-3 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3
Malcolm Bernard 9:00 2-2 2-2 2-2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 8
TOTAL 200 22-50 10-28 19-29 10 20 30 14 17 5 15 1 73
  44.0% 35.7% 65.5% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 15

Arizona Wildcats

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Mark Lyons 30:00 5-14 2-8 5-5 0 0 0 6 2 1 0 1 17
Nick Johnson 30:00 4-8 1-5 3-4 0 3 3 6 4 1 2 1 12
Grant Jerrett 20:00 1-5 1-2 0-0 2 1 3 1 1 1 0 1 3
Kaleb Tarczewski 16:00 2-4 0-0 0-0 0 4 4 1 1 0 1 1 4
Solomon Hill 30:00 5-11 4-8 0-0 3 2 5 2 4 0 1 1 14
Brandon Ashley 24:00 2-3 0-0 8-12 3 5 8 1 1 1 2 2 12
Kevin Parrom 20:00 2-5 1-4 1-1 3 2 5 5 4 1 0 0 6
Gabe York 4:00 1-3 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
Angelo Chol 11:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Jordin Mayes 15:00 4-6 2-4 0-0 0 1 1 2 2 0 2 0 10
TOTAL 200 27-60 11-32 17-22 11 18 29 25 21 6 8 7 82
  45.0% 34.4% 77.3% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 8