State basketball roundup (Nov. 12): UMBC hangs with No. 3 Arizona for a half in 103-78 loss

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 02:17:32 PM. No. 3 Arizona overpowered visiting UMBC for a 103-78 win Sunday despite leading only 58-55 early in the second half.
Allonzo Trier scored 30 points and No. 3 Arizona overpowered visiting UMBC for a 103-78 win Sunday despite leading only 58-55 early in the second half. DeAndre Ayton added 19 points and 13 rebounds for the Wildcats (2-0), who scored over 100 points for the second time in two games this season. Arizona pulled away with Trier's 3-pointer, one of five for the junior guard, for an 86-68 lead, then freshman Alex Barcello hit back-to-back 3s to put the game away. The Wildcats made 61 percent of their shots for the game and 15 of 28 3s. Jonas Shaffer At UMBC men’s basketball practices, the toughest drill is a layup drill. Specifically, the Lakers drill, so named for Los Angeles’ freewheeling “Showtime” fast breaks of the 1980s, the era of Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Pat Riley. “Literally, just nonstop sprinting,” is how Retrievers... At UMBC men’s basketball practices, the toughest drill is a layup drill. Specifically, the Lakers drill, so named for Los Angeles’ freewheeling “Showtime” fast breaks of the 1980s, the era of Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Pat Riley. “Literally, just nonstop sprinting,” is how Retrievers... (Jonas Shaffer) Guard Jairus Lyles scored 23 of his 31 points in the first half for the Retrievers (0-2). Jourdan Grant added 14. UMBC cut the lead to 58-55 early in the second half on Grant's baseline 3, prompting an Arizona time out. But the Wildcats built their lead back into double digits thanks to a four-minute scoring drought for the...Read more
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