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Cats, Gonzaga Set to Battle in Seattle
Game 11: Arizona (7-3) vs. Gonzaga (5-2)
Arizona (7-3, 0-0 Pac-12) will head out of town for the final non-conference trip of the regular season on Dec. 17 vs. Gonzaga at Key Arena in Washington as part of the State Farm Battle in Seattle.
The game will be the third neutral-site meeting of the two schools in four games all-time. In four neutral-site games this year, the UA is averaging 73.2 points per game to go with a .452 field goal percentage (104-of-230) – both figures significantly higher than the Cats' season averages (+5.3 points/+14 percentage points).
The Zags will enter the game with a 5-2 record (0-0 WCC) following last Saturday's 74-67 loss to Michigan State (GU hosts Oral Roberts on Thursday).
On the year, Gonzaga averages 77.5 points, shoots 44.6 percent from the floor (150-of-336), 39.2 percent (40-of-102) from three-point range and 69.8 percent (125-of-179) from the line. Opponents average 66.2 points, are outrebounded by 4.0 boards per game and shoot 43.0 percent from the floor (144-of-335).
Individually, three GU players average in double-figures, led by Robert Sacre's 16.5 ppg average. Elias Harris leads Gonzaga with an 8.7 rebounds per game average.
Kyle Fogg will enter the game just 16 points shy of 1,000 for his career, potentially the 46th Wildcat to reach the milestone.
The UA remains unranked in the Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today Coaches' polls this week. The Cats were ranked 16th in both preseason polls, marking the first time that UA opened the year with a national ranking since 2007-08.
Last week, Arizona shot it well, held its own on the glass and made key plays when it needed in a 63-47 win Dec. 10 over Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl Basketball Classic.
After Clemson cut an 18-point deficit to seven late in the second half, Hill dropped in four straight points in the paint and Johnson added a dunk to push the margin back to 15. Johnson was named Fiesta Bowl Classic Most Valuable Player.
The Wildcats next will be in action on Dec. 20 when the UA hosts Oakland University. Tip-off in McKale Memorial Center is scheduled for 6 p.m. MST and will be seen on KWBA-TV and FOX Sports Arizona.