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Arizona Wildcats Struggle In First Half, Hold Slight Lead Over Stanford Cardinal

The Arizona Wildcats hold a 24-23 lead over the Stanford Cardinal after one half of play. Call it fatigue, call it a short bench to work with, call it a lack of focus, but the UA should be up by much more than one point. The team found clean looks throughout most of the first 20 minutes, yet they shot 31% from the field and went only 3-for-7 from the free throw line.

Kyle Fogg led the way with six points, as did Solomon Hill, although the junior forward picked up a silly third foul with just a few seconds remaining on the clock. Angelo Chol continued to be a presence on the defensive end of the court and recorded two official blocks, even though he appeared to have at least three. Josiah Turner did not play well and turned the ball over three times.

Stanford shot equally poorly in the half and hit just two of their seven attempts from behind the 3-point line. Chasson Randle led the way with eight points.

Arizona should win this game based on talent alone, but this team has continually struggled on the back-end of each Pac-12 swing this season. The second half is about to begin.

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