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
Arizona 0 0 0 0.000 12 0 0 1.000
California 0 0 0 0.000 10 1 0 0.909
Washington 0 0 0 0.000 9 0 0 1.000
UCLA 0 0 0 0.000 8 3 0 0.727
Oregon 0 0 0 0.000 7 3 0 0.700
Oregon State 0 0 0 0.000 7 2 0 0.778
Utah 0 0 0 0.000 7 2 0 0.778
Arizona State 0 0 0 0.000 6 4 0 0.600
Stanford 0 0 0 0.000 6 2 0 0.750
Colorado 0 0 0 0.000 6 3 0 0.667
USC 0 0 0 0.000 6 4 0 0.600
Washington State 0 0 0 0.000 4 6 0 0.400

AP Top 25


Pac-12 basketball schedule

Teams Date Time
Eastern Washington at
California
12/19 67-78
Arizona at
UTEP
12/19 60-55
Delaware State at
Oregon
12/20 1:00 pm
Lehigh at
Arizona State
12/20 7:00 pm
Oklahoma at
Washington
12/20 7:00 pm
USC at
Boston College
12/21 2:00 pm
DePaul at
Colorado
12/22 2:30 pm
UC-Santa Barbara at
Oregon
12/22 7:00 pm
Tulane at
Washington
12/22 9:00 pm
Detroit at
Arizona State
12/23 1:00 pm
Stanford at
Texas
12/23 5:00 pm
South Dakota State at
Utah
12/23 7:00 pm
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