Arizona endured Saint Mary’s deliberate pace as well as their incredible discipline to advance to the West Region semifinals next weekend in San Jose. Ultimately, a strong second half on both ends of the floor sent the Wildcats to Sweet Sixteen.
Arizona Was All Smiles After a Tough R32 Win Over St. Mary’s (USA Today Images)
Three Key Takeaways.
Arizona can win in many different ways.
Lauri Markkanen and Allonzo Trier combined for 30 points and No. 2-seeded Arizona rallied to defeat No. 7 Saint Mary's 69-60 and advance to the West Regional's Sweet Sixteen
Jock Landale scored 24 points and didn't miss a shot until there was 6:49 remaining, Emmett Naar added 16 points and No. 15 Saint Mary's beat Bay Area neighbor San Jose State 81-64
The No. 2 Wildcats face 7 seed Saint Mary's in a pivotal game for the West Region on Saturday
The West (regional semifinal) was won with defense. National Player of the Year candidate Nick Johnson didn't score until the 2:46 mark of the second half, but Arizona held San Diego State to 38.9 percent shooting and limited the Az...