UA-Washington pregame: About those three-pointers...

2013-02-20T10:38:00Z 2013-02-20T19:07:05Z UA-Washington pregame: About those three-pointers...Bruce Pascoe Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
February 20, 2013 10:38 am  • 

Washington’s C.J. Wilcox has scored 20 or more points 12 times this season but he needed 16 shots to get just 11 on Jan. 31 against Arizona.

Wilcox was Nick Johnson’s defensive assignment, though UA coach Sean Miller says there was plenty of other help.

“I thought as a team we really did a good job on him,” Miller said. “When you have someone like Wilcox who means so much behind the line for him, it’s important you defend him really well.”

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Speaking of three-pointers, UA has informed the Pac-12 office that Mark Lyons was actually 2 of 10 from three at Utah because it says one of his second-half made shots, taken early in the second half, was a three that was ruled a two.

While UA says the replays show Lyons’ feet were clearly behind the line when he took it, no official saw it that way and nobody asked for a video review. Thus, the shot went into the books as a two, and scoring cannot be changed after the game has ended.

UA spokesman Richard Paige said he notified the Pac-12 office, although there is nothing UA can do at this point. Fortunately for the Wildcats, they won by four points anyway.

“When that ball goes in and counts for three and they give you two, that’s a major problem,” Miller said. “He made a three-point shot in front of bench. I’m glad it didn’t cost us the game.”

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Some advance coverage of tonight's game (9 p.m., ESPN2 with Bill Walton): 

Tacoma News-Tribune: The Huskies have a chance to at least improve their Pac-12 Tournament seeding the rest of the way.

Seattle Times: Power forward could be a key for Washington the rest of the way.

Our coverage: On UA's three-point defensive troubles, sidelines notes that address the starting lineup change, and a matchup graphic.

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Here's the official game notes from Arizona and Washington.

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Allen Crabbe's mother told the Bay Area News Group that she's having a hard time putting the Mike Montgomery shoving incident behind her, but Crabbe's parents are following their son's wish to move on.

Crabbe says the media reaction has been "blown out of proportion" while Montgomery answered several questions about it during the Pac-12 teleconference call by offering an apology every time.

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A red-hot Royce Woolridge of WSU is heading home to Arizona this week. He'll play at ASU tonight (8 p.m., Pac-12 Networks) and visit McKale with the Cougars on Saturday at 1 p.m. on Fox Sports Net (FS Arizona Plus locally).

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Larry Drew II is making opponents pay for leaving him open from three-point territory. (He didn't take a three on Jan. 24 at Arizona).

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 Colorado will get another shot at Utah in Boulder on Thursday.

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While learning to play together as a team, Josh Pastner's Memphis Tigers have won 16 straight games.

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