UA basketball: Utah not so bad; Cats need better defense

2013-02-16T20:31:00Z UA basketball: Utah not so bad; Cats need better defenseBruce Pascoe Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
February 16, 2013 8:31 pm  • 

SALT LAKE CITY — Like any smart player, 6-foot-6-inch Utah freshman Jordan Loveridge said he looked to take only “shots that were there” when he entered McKale Center on Jan. 5.

So he took them. A lot of them.

Loveridge scored 13 points in the first half with 3-of-4 three-point shooting, setting the stage for a second-half scare that nearly cost Arizona its three-point victory, and the trend was set into motion.

Loveridge is actually a power forward, a mostly inside player whom Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak sees as a guy “who can stretch the defense a little bit,” but the Wildcats also have had trouble with big point guards and typically sized small forwards during the Pac-12 season.

Read more in Sunday's Arizona Daily Star.

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Pac-12 basketball standings

  Conference Overall
Team W L T PCT W L T PCT
Stanford 0 0 0 0.000 4 0 0 1.000
Arizona 0 0 0 0.000 5 0 0 1.000
Washington 0 0 0 0.000 3 0 0 1.000
UCLA 0 0 0 0.000 4 1 0 0.800
Utah 0 0 0 0.000 3 1 0 0.750
California 0 0 0 0.000 3 1 0 0.750
Colorado 0 0 0 0.000 3 1 0 0.750
Arizona State 0 0 0 0.000 3 2 0 0.600
Oregon 0 0 0 0.000 3 2 0 0.600
Oregon State 0 0 0 0.000 3 2 0 0.600
USC 0 0 0 0.000 3 3 0 0.500
Washington State 0 0 0 0.000 1 2 0 0.333

AP Top 25


Pac-12 basketball schedule

Teams Date Time
Texas-Pan American at
Utah
11/26 48-85
Auburn at
Oregon State
11/26 71-69
San Diego State at
Arizona
11/26 71-69
Cal Poly at
California
11/26 71-69
San Jose State at
Washington
11/27 9:00 pm
UC-Santa Barbara at
Washington State
11/27 10:00 pm
North Dakota at
Utah
11/28 6:00 pm
Alabama State at
Utah
11/29 12:00 am
Colgate at
Arizona State
11/29 12:00 am
USC at
New Mexico
11/30 2:00 pm
California at
Fresno State
11/30 4:00 pm
Portland State at
Oregon
11/30 6:00 pm
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