TUCSON, AZ - DECEMBER 10: Nick Johnson #13 of the Arizona Wildcats slam dunks the ball against the Clemson Tigers during the first half of the college basketball game at McKale Center on December 10, 2011 in Tucson, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Arizona vs. Clemson Final Score: Wildcats Play Stellar Defense In 63-47 Win

The Wildcats were led by freshman Nick Johnson, who had 14 points. Solomon Hill added 13.

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Arizona Wildcats Shut Down Clemson Tigers In Biggest Victory Of The Season

Despite taking the loss to Florida earlier in the week, many felt it was the best game the Arizona Wildcats had played this season. After a quick turnaround on Saturday afternoon against a quality opponent in the Clemson Tigers, UA stepped up once again and continued to improve by leaps and bounds. The Wildcats led for all 40 minutes and came away with a 63-47 victory.

It was a balanced scoring effort from Arizona against Clemson and the team was led by freshman Nick Johnson, who scored 14 points, many of which came with highlight reel dunks. Solomon Hill continued to be the best player on the team, going for 13 points, seven rebounds and six assists. Kyle Fogg played stellar defense throughout the game and ended with eight points, four assists and seven rebounds.

Josiah Turner, who was playing for the first time in seven days after serving a one game suspension, was sloppy at times, but he continues to improve on a game-by-game basis. The young point guard scored six points, dished out two assists and brought down five rebounds. Angelo Chol had the best game of his career, and while his stat line looks rather pedestrian (5 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block in 13 minutes), it seemed like the lanky freshman always had an answer when his team called upon him.

Clemson shot 19-for-60 from the field, 4-for-19 from behind the arc, and only shot five free throws. Of their 47 points, Andre Young scored 19, while big man Devin Booker scored nine points and brought in five rebounds. 

This was a big game for Arizona and they responded with their best team effort of the year. With finals week looming, the team will get a chance to recover somewhat before hitting the road once again to take on the Gonzaga Bulldogs in Seattle.


Arizona vs. Clemson Preview: Wildcats Return Home To Face ACC Foe

The Wildcats are looking to build off a tough loss to Florida and they welcome in a quality opponent in the Clemson Tigers to McKale Center on Saturday.

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