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 0 0 0 0.000
Arizona State 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
California 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
Colorado 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
Oregon 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
Oregon State 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
Stanford 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
UCLA 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
USC 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
Utah 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
Washington 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
Washington State 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000

AP Top 25


Pac-12 basketball schedule

Teams Date Time
Cal Poly Pomona at
Arizona
11/9 4:00 pm
Mount St. Mary's at
Arizona
11/14 6:00 pm
Coppin State at
Oregon
11/14 10:00 pm
Cal-Irvine at
Arizona
11/19 7:00 pm
Oral Roberts at
Oregon State
11/21 7:00 pm
Texas-Pan American at
Utah
11/26 6:00 pm
Northern Colorado at
Colorado
12/13 4:00 pm
Washington State at
Santa Clara
12/13 8:00 pm
Grambling at
Oregon State
12/15 8:00 pm
Delaware State at
Oregon
12/20 1:00 pm
Oklahoma at
Washington
12/20 7:00 pm
Stanford at
Texas
12/23 5:00 pm
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