Tarczewski's stock on the rise, now discussed in terms of when it will mature — not if

2013-02-01T20:00:00Z 2013-02-01T21:20:09Z Tarczewski's stock on the rise, now discussed in terms of when it will mature — not ifGreg Hansen Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
February 01, 2013 8:00 pm  • 

SPOKANE, Wash. - Arizona’s winter trip to the Palouse has been something of a reputation-maker for UA centers, a we’ve-got-more-than-little-guys statement from the big men of Point Guard U.

Joseph Blair had a 19-point, 16-rebound double-double at Wazzu in 1995.

Ben Davis almost matched that, 18-14, a year later.

Channing Frye finished his Wildcat career by making 11 of 13 shots, scoring 26 points at Friel Court in 2005.

And Derrick Williams put his signature on an Arizona victory in Pullman with a 17 point, 19-rebound double-double.

Tonight will be freshman center Kaleb Tarczewski’s debut at WSU, and it’s a bit unrealistic to think he’s on the verge of a breakout game this early in his college days. After all, he has attempted just 4.6 shots per game, and never more than nine.

But he’s getting there, don’t you think?

After Thursday’s 57-53 victory at Washington, Tarczewski emerged from the UA locker room with ice taped to his knee, a souvenir from what was probably his best game since leading the 28-2 St. Mark’s Lions to the New England Preparatory School championship 10 months earlier.

“It was a battle,” Tarczewski said, leaning against a wall. “And I love to battle.”

Read more about Tarczewski's development in Saturday's Arizona Daily Star. Also, join a live chat with your fellow UA fans during the game at 8 p.m. Saturday at live.azstarnet.com.

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  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

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Teams Date Time Links
Washington at
Colorado
11/1 10:00 am
USC at
Washington State
11/1 1:30 pm
Stanford at
Oregon
11/1 4:30 pm
Arizona at
UCLA
11/1 7:30 pm
Cal at
Oregon State
11/1 7:30 pm
Utah at
ASU
11/1 8:00 pm
Oregon at
Utah
11/8 12:00 am
UCLA at
Washington
11/8 12:00 am
Notre Dame at
ASU
11/8 12:00 am
Colorado at
Arizona
11/8 12:00 am