Updated: Arizona (2-0) Battles Long Beach State (1-2)

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1ST2ND TOTAL SPREAD
  Long Beach State 37 35 72 +18.0
  #10 Arizona 50 44 94 -18.0
Mon, Nov 19 2012, 07:00 PM MST

McKale Center
Tucson, AZ
Attendance: 13,382
TV: Pac 12 Network

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Wildcats basketball will rock McKale Center on Monday as Long Beach State visits Arizona. The game starts at 9:00 EST and it will be shown on Pac 12 Network. The 12th ranked Wildcats stand at 2-0 overall. The 49ers maintain a record of 1-2.

Arizona has a huge advantage in this game. Arizona, with its 2-0 record at home, has home-court advantage against the Long Beach State 0-1 record on the road.

Arizona has an advantage in three statistical areas. The Wildcats lead the 49ers in assists, 19 per game to eight per game. Arizona is also ahead in scoring, 77 pts/game to 60 pts/game. And last, the Wildcats take shooting, 46% to 37%.

StatSmack! Arizona is better than Long Beach State
  • You get an A for effort, but Arizona has punished Long Beach State the last 3 times they've played.
  • Arizona has a better three-point shooting defense (28.5% vs 33.6%) than Long Beach State this season.
  • AP voters think more highly of Arizona and have put us in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than Long Beach State (131 vs 0).
  • Diaper Dandies love us. Arizona has recruited more McDonald's All-Americans out of high school than Long Beach State (15 vs 0).

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