Arizona – Texas thread

A trip to the Sweet Sixteen is on the line when the Pac-10 goes toe to toe with the Big 12. Fifth seeded Arizona Wildcats (28-7)  faces the  4th seeded Texas Longhorns (28-7) on Sunday in the third round of the 2011 NCAA Championship at the Bank of Oklahoma Center in Tulsa, OK.  The winner gets a trip to the Western Regional in Anaheim, California. To get here Texas defeated 13th-seeded Oakland, 85-81, in Friday’s second round, while Arizona held off No. 12 seed Memphis, 77-75. The game features two former AAU teammates now on opposing teams with Jordan Hamilton (Texas) and Derrick Williams ( Arizona).

PROBABLE STARTERS – Texas

F – #3  Jordan Hamilton (6-7,220,So.)
F – #1  Gary Johnson (6-6 , 238, Sr.)
F – #13Tristan Thompson (6-8, 225, Fr.)
G – #4  Dogus Balbay (6-1, 175, Sr.)
G – #5  Cory Joseph (6-3,185, Fr.)

PROBABLE STARTERS – Arizona

G- #3  Kevin Parram(6-6,205,So.)
G- #12  Lamont Jones (6-0 , 196, S0.)
F – #23Derrick Williams(6-8, 241, So.)
F- #33  Jesse Perry (6-6, 210, Jr.-Tr.)
F- #44  Solomon Hill (6-6,226, S0.)

Team Statistics                 ARZ                        TEX
Points per game                      76.5                       75.2
Rebounds                                   34.4                       40.

3-point FG pct                        .396                        .455

Free throw pct                        .750                       .650
Rebounds per game               34.4                     40.5
Turnover                                 12.9                     11.8
Steals per game                         5.1                      5.8
Blocks per game                        2.6                         5

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