Arizona Wildcats basketball: ‘Unique’ Thomas gives Cats matchup challenge

2013-03-26T20:00:00Z Arizona Wildcats basketball: ‘Unique’ Thomas gives Cats matchup challengePatrick Finley Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
March 26, 2013 8:00 pm  • 

LOS ANGELES — Deshaun Thomas is different things to different people.

“Reminds me a lot of Shabazz Muhammad,” UA coach Sean Miller said.

“Brock Motum — last year,” UA forward Solomon Hill countered.

Thomas, Ohio State’s junior forward, might be better than either of the Pac-12 stars from UCLA and Washington State, respectively.

Entering Thursday’s Sweet 16 game at Staples Center, the 6-foot-7, 215-pounder is averaging 19.7 points and 6.1 rebounds, both team-highs.

Thomas, a second-team Sporting News All-American, led the Big Ten in scoring and was second with an 84 percent clip from the free-throw stripe.

“He’s so different and unique as a player,” Miller said Monday. “It’s hard to describe how he plays."

 

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Pac-12 basketball standings

  Conference Overall
Team W L T PCT W L T PCT
Utah 6 1 0 0.857 16 3 0 0.842
Arizona 6 1 0 0.857 18 2 0 0.900
Stanford 5 2 0 0.714 14 5 0 0.737
Oregon State 5 2 0 0.714 13 5 0 0.722
Oregon 4 3 0 0.571 14 6 0 0.700
UCLA 3 4 0 0.429 11 9 0 0.550
Colorado 3 4 0 0.429 10 8 0 0.556
Washington 3 4 0 0.429 14 5 0 0.737
Washington State 3 4 0 0.429 9 10 0 0.474
Arizona State 2 5 0 0.286 11 10 0 0.524
California 1 6 0 0.143 11 9 0 0.550
USC 1 6 0 0.143 9 10 0 0.474

AP Top 25


Pac-12 basketball schedule

Teams Date Time
Oregon State at
Arizona State
1/28 6:00 pm
Oregon at
Arizona
1/28 8:00 pm
Stanford at
Washington
1/28 9:00 pm
Colorado at
USC
1/29 7:30 pm
Utah at
UCLA
1/29 8:00 pm
California at
Washington State
1/29 9:00 pm
Oregon at
Arizona State
1/30 6:00 pm
Oregon State at
Arizona
1/30 8:00 pm
Stanford at
Washington State
1/31 6:00 pm
Colorado at
UCLA
1/31 8:30 pm
Utah at
USC
2/1 12:30 pm
California at
Washington
2/1 1:00 pm
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