Arizona’s wire-to-wire win over Colorado: By the numbers

Jan 24, 2014, 4:26 AM | Updated: 1:21 pm

After a week off following its 91-68 rout over rival Arizona State, top-ranked Arizona returned to the McKale Center court Thursday night and showed no ill effects against visiting Colorado.

Nick Johnson and Brandon Ashley combined for 33 points on 13-of-21 shooting, as the Wildcats won in wire-to-wire fashion over the Buffaloes by a final of 69-57.

Here’s a look back at the 12-point win, Arizona’s sixth straight in conference play, by the numbers:

0:

There were no lead changes in Thursday night’s contest, as Arizona raced out to an 18-4 advantage 9:06 into the first half and never looked back. Over the final 20 minutes, Colorado never got to within single digits.

2:

For just the second time all season, Arizona lost the battle on the boards. With that said, Colorado only had the advantage by one rebound, 32-31.

2.67:

Collectively, the Wildcats were in a giving mood Thursday. Four different players recorded at least three assists. Arizona finished with a 2.67:1 assist-to-turnover ratio, after coming into the contest with a 1.40:1 ratio.

5:

Freshman Aaron Gordon scored 12 points on 6-of-12 shooting against the Buffaloes. Of those six baskets, five were dunks.

8.45

The Wildcats ran a total of 71 possessions against Colorado Thursday. Of those 71 possessions, they turned the ball over just six times (8.45 percent).

16:

Thursday night’s conference clash marked the 16th time that Colorado had faced a No.1-ranked team. With the loss to the Wildcats, the Buffaloes moved to 0-16 all-time in head-to-head games against the country’s top squad.

17.16

Arizona has more or less cruised to a perfect 6-0 start in Pac-12 play. Of those six wins, four have come by double-digits. The Wildcats’ conference victories have come by an average of 17.16 points.

19:

Arizona’s win over Colorado was its 19th straight — which ties a program record.

86.25

Following its 69-57 win, Arizona moved to 69-11 (.8625 winning percentage) all-time in home Pac-12 games played under Sean Miller.

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