Boxscore
Arizona 68, San Diego St. 67
Tuesday, December 25, 2012 9:30 PM
Location - Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, Hawaii
Officials - Don Daily, Mike Greenstein, Randy Heimerman
Attendance - 6514

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
San Diego St. 27 40 67
Arizona 29 39 68

Recap


No. 3 Arizona 68, No. 16 San Diego State 67: Nick Johnson blocked Chase Tapley’s layup in the final seconds as the Wildcats held on to win championship game of the Diamond Head Classic at Honolulu.

Mark Lyons made two free throws to give Arizona (12-0) the lead with 13.1 seconds left before Johnson (11 points) moved across the lane and leaped to knock Tapley’s seemingly open layup off the glass. Solomon Hill scored game-high 21 points and Kevin Parrom had 17 for the Wildcats, who are off to their best start since 1987-88.

Tapley scored 19 points for San Diego State (11-2), which saw its 11-game win streak end in the see-saw contest. Xavier Thames added 11 points and JJ O’Brien had 10 for the Aztecs, who are 0-12 against top-five teams.

San Diego State scored 14 of the first 18 points in the second half – seven by Thames – to take a 41-33 lead. Arizona battled back to go in front 51-50 with 10:15 remaining on a pair of free throws by Hill and there were eight more lead changes.

Hill’s 10 points helped Arizona lead by as much as seven in the first half. However, San Diego State held the Wildcats to under 30 percent shooting from the field and received 10 points from Tapley to pull within 29-27 at intermission.

GAME NOTEBOOK: San Diego State had an 11-game win streak against Pac-12 teams and a 24-game win streak in the month of December snapped. … Arizona holds a 21-7 advantage in the all-time series and won its first in-season tournament championship since the Fiesta Bowl Basketball Classic in 2005. … Aztecs’ leading scorer Jamaal Franklin finished with nine points, ending his streak of double-figure games at 32.
 

San Diego St. Aztecs

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Chase Tapley 35:00 6-13 3-7 4-4 0 3 3 2 3 1 2 2 19
Xavier Thames 27:00 3-10 1-3 4-4 1 2 3 1 1 1 4 1 11
Jamaal Franklin 31:00 2-6 0-3 5-6 1 7 8 6 4 1 1 0 9
J.J. O'Brien 23:00 5-7 0-0 0-0 2 3 5 1 4 0 5 0 10
DeShawn Stephens 24:00 1-3 0-0 1-2 2 2 4 1 5 0 1 1 3
Skylar Spencer 14:00 3-3 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 3 6
James Rahon 17:00 1-8 0-2 0-0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
Dwayne Polee II 4:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
James Johnson 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
Winston Shepard 23:00 2-4 0-2 1-2 2 3 5 3 0 0 1 1 5
TOTAL 200 24-55 4-17 15-18 10 22 32 14 21 3 15 8 67
  43.6% 23.5% 83.3% Team Rebs: 2   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 2-9 1-5 4-4 0 1 1 3 4 0 3 0 9
Solomon Hill 37:00 7-15 0-3 7-12 5 1 6 3 3 0 0 1 21
Nick Johnson 34:00 3-13 1-6 4-4 0 4 4 0 3 0 1 1 11
Brandon Ashley 26:00 3-7 0-0 3-5 2 5 7 1 2 0 2 0 9
Kaleb Tarczewski 18:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0
Kevin Parrom 26:00 7-11 3-5 0-0 1 4 5 2 0 1 0 0 17
Grant Jerrett 18:00 0-1 0-1 1-2 2 4 6 0 2 0 0 1 1
Angelo Chol 4:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jordin Mayes 7:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 22-59 5-20 19-27 10 19 29 10 16 1 8 3 68
  37.3% 25.0% 70.4% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 8