Pair of Wildcats earn Pac-12 honors

Mar 11, 2013, 7:25 PM | Updated: 11:04 pm

A couple of Arizona Wildcats seniors were honored by the Pac-12 Monday, as forward Solomon Hill and guard Mark Lyons were each named to the conference’s first-team.

Hill’s season earned the forward his second-straight all-Pac-12 first-team award. The 6-foot-7 senior Wildcat averaged 13.6 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game. His 48 three-point field goals helped him hit double digits a team-leading 24 times this season.

His senior teammate, Lyons, led UA in the regular season with 14.9 points per game, including 56 three-pointers. The first-team honor is a first for the 6-foot-1 guard.

This is the 19th time multiple UA players were selected to the all-conference team in the same season since 1978.

Freshman center Kaleb Tarczewski was named honorable mention for the freshman team just as sophomore guard Nick Johnson was for the all-defensive team.

The 7-footer led UA with 5.9 rebounds per game, while also recording 6.6 points per game. Tarczewski also started all 30 games for the Wildcats.

A Gilbert native, Johnson ranks fourth in total steals and steals per game in the Pac-12 and recorded three or more steals in 11 games this season. The guard averaged 11.6 points, two steals and 3.6 rebounds per game.

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