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Men's College Basketball
Preview
Oregon at Arizona
When: 10:00 PM ET, Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Where: McKale Center, Tucson, Arizona

Sixth-ranked Arizona has won four straight following a loss to Oregon State and brings a 32-game home winning streak into Wednesday’s contest against Oregon. The matchup features two of the top freshmen in the nation in Arizona phenom Stanley Johnson and Oregon forward Jordan Bell, who ranks fifth nationally at 3.4 blocks per game. Johnson is averaging a team-high 15 points and seven rebounds for Arizona, which defeated the Ducks 80-62 earlier this month in Eugene.

The Wildcats have outscored their last four opponents by an average of 15.5 points and have already begun turning their attention toward the postseason. “We want to put ourselves in the best position to be a No. 1 seed in the tournament,” Johnson told reporters. “I don't think we can drop any more games on the road or at home. We’re going to try and run it out.” The Wildcats should be tested by Oregon, which boasts the Pac-12’s highest scoring offense at 77.9 points per game.

TV: 10 p.m. ET, Pac-12 Network

ABOUT OREGON (14-6, 4-3 Pac-12): Guard Joseph Young averages a team-high 19.3 points for the Ducks, who have jumped out to big leads in each of their last three games and shot 62.3 percent in Saturday’s 82-64 rout of UCLA. “They like to come at you for 40 minutes straight,” Bruins coach Steve Alford told reporters. “The pace was bad for us and we could never keep up with them.” The game marked the Oregon debut of 6-10, 225-pound freshman forward Roman Sorkin, a former Israeli Junior National player who joined the team earlier this year and could see more playing time over the next two months.

ABOUT ARIZONA (18-2, 6-1): The Wildcats have received a boost recently from 7-foot reserve center Dusan Ristic, who scored 12 points in Saturday’s 73-50 win over California. Brandon Ashley and Kaleb Tarczewski have encountered foul trouble in each of the last two games, creating more opportunities for Ristic, who is averaging 10.6 minutes in league play. Coach Sean Miller continues to rave about Ashley, who has started all 20 games and ranks second on the team in scoring (11.2) and third in rebounding (5.3).

TIP-INS

1. Arizona has held 64 of its last 65 opponents under the 80-point mark.

2. Oregon is 11-1 when leading at halftime.

3. PG T.J. McConnell scored a game-high 21 points in the Wildcats’ win over Oregon on Jan. 8.

PREDICTION: Arizona 81, Oregon 68
Stats and Records
Team Comparison
  W/L Strk Home Away Neutral Day Night Conf
Oregon 14-6 W2 13-2 0-2 1-2 6-2 8-4 4-3
Arizona 18-2 W4 11-0 4-2 3-0 7-0 11-2 6-1
Last Meeting
Oregon Arizona
Date Away Home Pts Reb FG% Pts Reb FG%
1/8/15 ARIZ 80 ORE 62 62 25 35.7 80 38 48.2
Player Stats
Previous Matchup
Points Player Total FG% FTM
Oregon J. Young 12 26.7 2
Arizona T. McConnell 21 64.3 2
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
Oregon J. Bell 5 1 4
Arizona K. Tarczewski 10 2 8
Assists Player  
Oregon J. Abdul-Bassit 3
Arizona S. Johnson 3
Season
Points Player Total FG% FTM
Oregon J. Young 385 43.6 59
Arizona S. Johnson 300 49.2 91
Rebounds Player Total Off Def
Oregon J. Bell 143 50 93
Arizona S. Johnson 139 45 94
Assists Player  
Oregon J. Young 70
Arizona T. McConnell 117
Quickchart Matchup
Oregon Off vs  Arizona Defense
77.0 Points For
59.5 Points Against
45.2 FG%
40.3 FG%
35.1 Reb
25.1 Reb
Arizona Off vs  Oregon Defense
75.0 Points For
70.7 Points Against
49.2 FG%
40.2 FG%
25.1 Reb
31.6 Reb