Arizona 79, Colorado 69

Thursday, March 14, 2013 5:30 PM
Location - MGM Grand Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
Officials - Mike Greenstein, Brett Nansel, Tony Padilla
Attendance - 12915

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Colorado 28 41 69
Arizona 39 40 79

Recap

No. 18 Arizona 79, Colorado 69: Nick Johnson scored 18 points as the Wildcats held off a late charge by the Buffaloes in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 tournament in Las Vegas.

Fourth-seeded Arizona (25-6) overcame a poor shooting game by leading scorer Mark Lyons and advanced to Friday’s semifinals matchup against top-seeded UCLA, which defeated the Wildcats in both of their regular-season meetings.

Spencer Dinwiddie scored 18 points to lead fifth-seeded Colorado (21-11), which trailed by 14 with 12:29 left before cutting the deficit to 71-67 on Askia Booker’s 3-pointer with 1:56 to play.

Andre Roberson, who finished with 15 points and 11 rebounds, made two free throws with 1:03 left to cut the lead to 71-69 before Arizona closed the game with eight unanswered points. Booker chipped in 12 points on 4-of-10 shooting for the Buffaloes.

Lyons scored 14 points on 4-of-13 shooting and missed seven of his nine shots from beyond the arc, but he made a key 3-pointer with 2:06 left to put the Wildcats ahead 71-64. Solomon Hill added 13 points and seven rebounds for Arizona, which won two of its three games against the Buffaloes.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Arizona improved to 11-4 in the Pac-12 tournament since 2002 when scoring at least 70 points. … Lyons is shooting 25.5 percent (12-of-47) over his last four games. …Colorado allowed an opponent to score more than 70 points for the first time in its last 12 games.

Colorado Buffaloes

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Spencer Dinwiddie 34:00 4-12 1-4 9-10 0 0 0 2 2 2 2 0 18
Xavier Johnson 30:00 3-5 1-1 4-7 2 0 2 1 4 0 1 0 11
Josh Scott 22:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 1 2 3 0 3 0 1 1 2
Andre Roberson 34:00 6-13 0-1 3-5 6 5 11 1 1 2 1 2 15
Askia Booker 26:00 4-10 2-5 2-2 1 0 1 0 3 0 3 0 12
Jeremy Adams 23:00 1-4 1-1 1-2 0 2 2 0 2 0 1 0 4
Shane Harris-Tunks 2:00 0-2 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sabatino Chen 11:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 0 2
Xavier Talton 10:00 2-3 0-0 0-0 0 4 4 2 2 0 0 0 4
Ben Mills 5:00 0-0 0-0 1-2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
Eli Stalzer 3:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 22-51 5-12 20-28 11 16 27 6 18 4 13 3 69
  43.1% 41.7% 71.4% Team Rebs: 6   Total TO: 13

Arizona Wildcats

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Solomon Hill 36:00 5-13 1-7 2-3 4 3 7 4 3 1 2 0 13
Nick Johnson 35:00 6-7 2-2 4-5 0 1 1 3 1 1 2 1 18
Kaleb Tarczewski 23:00 2-4 0-0 0-0 2 3 5 0 3 0 0 0 4
Mark Lyons 34:00 4-13 2-9 4-4 0 2 2 3 1 1 2 0 14
Kevin Parrom 21:00 2-3 1-2 0-0 1 1 2 2 2 1 0 0 5
Grant Jerrett 21:00 2-5 1-4 2-2 1 5 6 1 2 2 1 4 7
Jordin Mayes 11:00 3-7 2-3 0-0 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 8
Brandon Ashley 17:00 3-9 0-0 2-2 2 3 5 3 4 1 1 2 8
Angelo Chol 2:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
TOTAL 200 28-62 9-27 14-16 11 18 29 16 18 7 10 7 79
  45.2% 33.3% 87.5% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 10