The Arizona Wildcats have outplayed their in-state and conference rivals, the Arizona State Sun Devils by a score of 34-20 in their first meeting of the year through the first half in McKale Center on Saturday afternoon. Neither team has a player with more that eight points half way through the game.
The Wildcats are led by a pair of forwards, junior Solomon Hill and senior Jesse Perry, who both have eight points through the first 20 minutes of play. Kyle Fogg, Nick Johnson and Jordan Mayes, the rest of the starting lineup, have combined for 14 points, and Josiah Turner has added four points off the bench.
The Sun Devils are led by sophomore guard Keala King, who has scored eight points so far, and junior center Ruslan Pateev, who has four points. Starters Trent Lockett and Carrick Felix have both scored three and Kyle Cain has been held scoreless through the first half. Chris Colvin and Dave Whitmore have come off the bench to add four points each.
If the Wildcats keep it up in the second half this will be their third win in a row and it will be the Sun Devils' fourth loss in a row.