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Arizona Takes on Cal St Northridge

November 15th, 2014 News No Comments

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Courtesy: Arizona Athletics

Tip Time: 6:06 p.m. MST
TV: Pac-12 Networks (Bernstein/Muehlebach)
Radio: Arizona IMG Sports Network (Jeffries/Hansen)
Satellite Radio: Sirius 139, XM 197

Second-ranked Arizona will look for its second win in a three-day span when it faces CSUN at McKale Center on Sunday in the opening round of the EA Sports Maui Invitational.

UA head coach Sean Miller picked up his 250th win as a head coach on Friday when the Wildcats downed Mount St. Mary’s in their season opener; Miller has 130 wins at Arizona and needs seven to move into fourth on the UA charts.

UA is ranked No. 2 in both the AP and USA Today preseason polls, its highest preseason ranking since opening the 2002-03 season at No. 1 in both; the Wildcats have been ranked in 41-straight AP polls, including 21-straight weeks in the top 10 and 19-straight weeks in the top five.

Arizona has 114 victories since the start of the 2010-11 season, the most in the Pac-12 and the 10th-best total nationally; three of the eight 25-wins seasons posted by Pac-12 teams in Sean Miller’s tenure belong to UA.

UA is in the midst of a 22-game home winning streak, tied for the fifth-longest in program history; the Wildcats lead the Pac-12 in homecourt winning percentage since 2010-11 and are 75-11 (.872) at McKale Center under Miller.

The Wildcats have won 28-consecutive regular-season non-conference games, the longest streak in the nation; UA’s streak began with a win over Oakland on Dec. 20, 2011.

In 2013-14, Arizona ranked fourth nationally in field goal percentage defense (38.0) and sixth nationally in scoring defense (58.6); UA also led the nation in effective defensive efficiency, allowing just 88.5 points per 100 possessions.

UA is currently in the midst of a 46-game streak in which it has not given up more than 75 points, dating to March 2013.

Arizona is 1-0 (1.000) this season and is 97-20 (.829) under Miller when it holds an edge in the rebound column; the Wildcats ranked ninth nationally in 2013-14 with a +7.1 average rebound margin.

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