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Cat Tracks: Arizona defeats rival ASU on the road

Arizona guard Mark Lyons, left, collides with Arizona State's Jonathan Gilling (31) as he drives to the basket during the first half of an NCAA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)

Sure, you could read the box score and know who won, but we all know that won't tell you everything that happened in a football game. So, we give you 'Cat Tracks', providing you with the analysis, quotes and notes from Arizona's January 19 win over Arizona State. Arizona 71, Arizona State 54.

The Good:

Mark Lyons scored a season-high 24 points and Nick Johnson dropped 19 to pace the Wildcats offense. The two had a combined 18 of 29 first half points for Arizona.

The Wildcats displayed a tremendous defensive performance, holding ASU's Carrick Felix to only five points on 1-8 shooting.

Arizona improved to 16-1 and 4-1 in Pac-12 play this season.

The Bad:

The Wildcats let the Sun Devils hang around and keep the game within reach until a late second half 11-0 run helped them pull away from their rivals for good.

Noted:

The Wildcats scored 18 points off of turnovers, 17 of which came from the Sun Devils.

Arizona held ASU to 39% shooting from the field.

The 'Cats shot 16-19 from the free throw line.

Coming Up Next:

The Wildcats will host UCLA on Thursday, January 24. The game is scheduled to tip-off at 7:00 p.m. MST.

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About the Author


School: Arizona State University

When you started with Bonneville Phoenix: December 2011, Intern Summer 2007
Favorite sports memory: Braves 1-0 win over the Indians in Game 6 to win 1995 World Series.

Favorite all-time athlete: Chipper Jones

Favorite sports movies: Slapshot and Field of Dreams

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