Feb 23, 2013; Tucson, AZ, USA; Arizona Wildcats forward Solomon Hill (44) and guard Nick Johnson (13) and Washington State Cougars forward Brock Motum (12) battle for positioning during a free throw attempt during the first half at McKale Center. Mandatory Credit: Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona Wildcats Steamroll Washington Schools


The Arizona Wildcats Men’s basketball team had an impressive home-stand last week against Washington and Washington St. Not only was it impressive but it was also much needed. After consecutive

losses to Cal and Colorado, the Cats were slumping at the wrong time as they fell in the polls and were looking up at teams in the Pac-12 standings. This week kind of felt like a make-or-break type of week where they would either right the ship or continue the downward spiral. Not only did they right the ship with two wins but they did it in dominating fashion. The Cats downed the Huskies on Wednesday, 70-52, and then cruised past the Cougars on Saturday, 73-56. They are now tied with Oregon atop the Pac-12 standings.

Senior leader Solomon Hill gets my Stamp of Approval for the Washington game. Hill led all scorers with 19 points. He also added 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and a block for a well-rounded game. My SOA for the Washington St. game has to go to Kevin Parrom who had a season-high 19 points. The Cat have a tendency to start slow but Parrom wasn’t going top allow that as he hit two consecutive 3-pointers and got the Cats out to a quick 6-0 lead.

The Wildcats have a huge road trip this week against USC and UCLA and then return home to finish the regular season against their rival, Arizona State. Who will step up for the Cats to wrap up the season? I predict the seniors (Parrom, Hill and Mark Lyons) all show up big. They understand what is on the line here and the want to finish their college careers off strong. Can the Cats finish off the season 3-0 and potentially win the conference outright? What do you think?

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