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Arizona Wildcats
@ Oregon St. Beavers

Thursday, Feb 5, 2009, 5:30 PM PST
Gill Coliseum

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OREGON STATE BEAVERS

The Oregon State Beavers are led by 6'2" Sophomore guard Calvin Haynes. He is currently averaging 16.1 ppg on 50% shooting from the floor. Although Haynes is leading the team overall, the emergence of Roeland Schaftnaar over the last two weeks is cause for concern for the Wildcats. He is currently averaging 9.1 points for the season and a nice 17.3 ppg over the last four games including 22 points at Cal.  He is able to post up and has a nice mid-range game to go along with it. Oregon State is currently 4-5 in the Pac 10 and 10-10 overall.

The Wildcats and Beavers met up earlier in the year on January 10 in Tucson with the Cats coming away with a 17 point victory. Jordan Hill limited Roeland Schaftnaar to 6 points and 3 rebounds. Since that game, the Beavers have been a different team after buying into Craig Robinson's system. Expect the Beavers to try and slow the pace and get efficient use out of their possessions rather than run & gun. Here is a look at the Beavers:


FG 3PT FT Rebounds Misc
G M M A Pct M A Pct M A Pct Off Def Tot Ast TO Stl Blk PF PPG
Calvin Haynes 14 32.8 5.7 11.4 50.0 2.3 5.6 41.0 2.4 3.4 70.8 0.7 2.8 3.5 1.7 2.4 1.1 0.1 1.8 16.1
Roeland Schaftnaar 20 26.8 3.5 7.5 46.7 0.7 1.8 37.1 1.4 2.2 63.6 0.8 2.2 3.0 3.0 1.7 0.9 0.7 1.8 9.1
Omari Johnson 19 25.8 3.3 7.2 45.3 1.2 3.5 32.8 1.2 2.2 56.1 1.0 3.6 4.6 0.9 2.0 0.6 0.5 1.9 8.9
Seth Tarver 20 28.9 2.9 4.9 58.8 0.1 0.5 11.1 1.4 2.4 59.6 1.6 3.3 4.9 2.1 1.7 1.5 0.0 1.7 7.2
Rickey Claitt 20 34.0 2.5 4.3 58.1 1.1 2.3 46.7 0.9 1.4 66.7 0.4 1.5 1.8 2.8 1.2 1.1 0.0 1.8 7.0
Daniel Deane 20 24.0 2.2 5.6 39.3 0.8 2.7 30.2 1.7 2.9 57.9 1.4 3.6 4.9 0.9 2.6 0.5 0.5 2.6 6.9
Lathen Wallace 18 17.2 2.3 5.6 40.6 1.2 3.4 35.5 0.6 1.1 55.0 0.8 1.1 1.8 0.4 1.1 0.4 0.0 1.8 6.4
Josh Tarver 20 18.3 1.7 3.5 48.6 0.1 0.6 8.3 0.9 1.4 64.3 0.3 1.1 1.4 1.5 1.4 0.8 0.1 1.5 4.4
Calvin Hampton 17 6.5 0.5 1.2 40.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.2 75.0 0.4 0.3 0.6 0.3 0.6 0.1 0.1 0.8 1.1
David Sturner 8 3.8 0.1 0.8 16.7 0.1 0.6 20.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.5 0.4
Kevin McShane 8 3.5 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1 100.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.4 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.6 0.1
Joey McConnell 4 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.5 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0
Kyle Bjornstad 1 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
20 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.3 1.9 3.2 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0


 

 

ARIZONA WILDCATS

The Wildcats are on a three game winning streak taking down Houston, Washington, and Washington State at home in Tucson. They are 0-6 on the road this year and will be traveling to Corvallis tonight to take on the Beavers, who have also won four in a row. As I stated in my Q&A with Jake from buildingthedam, I think that our game has been elevated with the emergence of Kyle Fogg. He gives us a legitimate fourth scorer on the floor, taking the pressure off of Wise and Budinger on the perimeter. During his burst in the past three games, the Wildcats have averaged 89.3 ppg and Fogg has averaged 14.7 ppg.

Arizona will have to try and force their pace on the Beavers tonight as the Cats will want to run and the Beavers will want to settle in to their slow, half court offense. I think a quick burst from our team will make Oregon State play to our game and not the other way around. Let's look for the Cats to transition even faster tonight than usual and force the ball to the hoop.


FG 3PT FT Rebounds Misc
G M M A Pct M A Pct M A Pct Off Def Tot Ast TO Stl Blk PF PPG
Jordan Hill 21 34.4 7.3 13.3 55.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.6 5.6 63.6 4.3 7.7 12.0 1.4 2.9 0.7 2.1 2.9 18.2
Chase Budinger 22 37.0 5.9 12.8 46.1 1.9 4.6 40.2 3.7 4.5 82.8 1.7 4.8 6.5 3.3 2.3 1.2 0.5 1.7 17.4
Nic Wise 22 36.0 4.5 10.5 42.7 1.7 4.3 40.0 2.8 3.2 88.6 0.2 2.3 2.5 4.7 2.9 1.2 0.1 2.4 13.5
Jamelle Horne 22 29.3 3.0 6.6 44.8 0.4 1.3 27.6 1.3 2.1 60.9 1.9 3.5 5.3 1.5 1.6 0.7 0.3 2.8 7.5
Kyle Fogg 22 20.5 1.8 3.8 47.6 0.4 1.3 32.1 2.1 2.6 80.7 0.7 1.5 2.2 1.1 1.1 0.7 0.0 1.4 6.1
Zane Johnson 20 18.5 1.5 3.5 43.5 1.1 2.8 39.3 0.6 0.7 78.6 0.3 1.6 1.9 1.0 0.6 0.5 0.1 1.8 4.7
Garland Judkins 17 13.0 0.9 2.4 40.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.6 1.1 61.1 0.4 0.6 1.0 1.2 1.2 0.3 0.0 1.0 2.5
Alex Jacobson 18 8.4 0.6 1.3 41.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.4 57.1 0.8 0.6 1.4 0.1 0.6 0.0 0.3 0.9 1.3
Fendi Onobun 20 8.0 0.5 1.1 42.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.9 47.1 0.3 0.8 1.1 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.1 1.2 1.3
Brendon Lavender 16 5.0 0.3 0.6 44.4 0.1 0.3 25.0 0.3 0.4 66.7 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.0 0.4 0.8
David Bagga 4 2.3 0.3 1.0 25.0 0.3 0.5 50.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.8
D.J. Shumpert 3 3.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 1.0 1.3 0.3 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
22 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.5 1.3 2.8 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Keys to the game for Arizona

  • Big Men. Let's try to take Roeland Schaftenaar out of this game. Jordan had not problem doing it a month ago, and shouldn't have any problems tonight. We have enough to deal with trying to play against Calvin Haynes. Jordan's defense tonight could be more crucial than his offense. 
  • Freshman. Kyle Fogg. I am very impressed with this kid in the last three games. He is contributing in every statistical category and is making plays that don't go in the boxscore. Let's hope that he is on tonight (and every night from here on out) to at least make the Beavers worry about more than Wise and Budinger on the perimeter.
  • Pace. I think that Arizona needs to dictate the game tonight and not settle in to the Beavers slow pace. Push the ball, run the court, and to the hoop. Let's drive and not settle for contested three pointers. Push the ball off of steals and try to break the slow rhythym of the Beavers half court set.