Richmond 71

(5-5, 2-5 away)

(14) Arizona 84

(10-2, 8-1 home)

    8:30 PM ET, December 30, 2004

    McKale Center, Tucson, Arizona

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    RICH 26 4571
    #14ARIZ 42 4284

    Top Performers

    Richmond: J. Scott 16 Pts, 7 Reb, 3 Ast

    Arizona: C. Rodgers 20 Pts, 7 Reb, 4 Ast, 3 Stl

    Richmond (5-4) at No. 14 Arizona (9-2) 8:30 pm EST

    TUCSON, Arizona (Ticker) -- No. 14 Arizona will try to win the Fiesta Bowl Classic for the 19th time when it hosts Richmond on Thursday.

    The Wildcats, who have suffered just one loss in the tournament's history, defeated Eastern Washington in the opener Tuesday.

    Channing Frye scored 16 points and Hassan Adams added 13 in a 79-45 win. The Wildcats held the Eagles to 32.7 percent shooting and forced a season-high 24 turnovers in a dominant effort.

    Arizona never trailed en route to its 38th win in 39 total games in the Classic. It shot better than 50 percent (53.8) for the second straight game.

    Salim Stoudamire continued to work his way back into coach Lute Olson's good graces. Stoudamire was suspended for a game for conduct detrimental to the team earlier this month, but has scored 31 points in just 39 minutes in two games since.

    The Spiders slid into the finals on a layup by Courtney Nelson with three seconds left in a 69-68 win over Butler on Tuesday.

    Jermaine Bucknor scored 20 points and Kevin Steenberge added 16 for Richmond, which has sandwiched a pair of wins around a nine-point loss at then-No. 10 Pittsburgh on December 23.

    The schools have met only once previously, also in the Fiesta Bowl Classic. The Wildcats shot 64.4 percent from the floor en route to a 95-68 win in the first round of the event in 1994.


    School Info

    Conference Atlantic 10 Pac-12
    Nickname Spiders Wildcats
    Type Private Public

    2004-05 Season

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