A Player's Program: Missouri preview - Tucson News Now

A Player's Program: Missouri preview

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Head coach Sean Miller and the The No. 13/12 Arizona Wildcats host the Missouri Tigers in the second game of a five-game home stand in the McKale Center. Sunday evening’s game is the Tigers’ first-ever game in Tucson, Ariz. with a scheduled 6:00 p.m. (MST) tip time on the Pac-12 Network.\

Arizona will look to defend the nation’s longest active home winning streak, which currently stands at 43 consecutive wins. The streak, the third longest in program history, includes 29 straight wins over non-conference foes in the McKale Center.

Allonzo Trier’s 27-point outing in Arizona’s 13-point win over Fresno State marked the most points by a Wildcat freshman since Derrick Williams scored 28 points against UNLV on Dec. 2, 2009. Trier’s 27 points surpassed notable freshman scoring performances by Aaron Gordon (23 points), Stanley Johnson (22 points), Nick Johnson (20 points), Brandon Ashley (20 points) and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (18 points).

Senior forward Ryan Anderson had seven made field goals against the Bulldogs, five were dunks. It was the most dunks by a UA player in a game this season. Anderson had 11 dunks in eight games prior to Wednesday evening.

In Arizona’s last two games, the Wildcats have erased a pair of halftime deficits. UA trailed at Gonzaga by ten points at intermission and faced a three-point deficit versus Fresno State. Those two games mark the first time Arizona been down at halftime and come back to win in back-to-back games since the 2013-14 season. UA trailed a pair of its NIT Preseason Tip-Off opponents before coming back to win both games. The Cats trailed Drexel by nine points at half before winning by four on Nov. 27, 2013. Duke held a three-point lead on the Wildcats at halftime two days later before Arizona walked away with the 72-66 victory.

Senior Gabe York continues his climb into the Arizona three-point shooting records. Entering Sunday’s game, York ranked 11th in program history in made three-point field goals (153), three-point field goals attempted (390) and three-point field goal percentage (.392) in a career.

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