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Zeke Nnaji leads Arizona to Big win over NAU 91-52
« on: November 06, 2019, 09:23:17 PM »


Zeke Nnaji leads Arizona to Big win over NAU 91-52

Arizona freshman Big man Nnaji scored 20 points in his collegiate debut, the most of any freshman in his first game during the Miller era, pacing the Wildcats to an easy 91-52 win over NAU on Wednesday night at McKale Center.

A minor ankle injury kept 6-foot-11 forward out of last Fridayís exhibition against Chico State. Against NAU he looked in no way hobbled, making nine of 12 shots with four rebounds, an assist and a block in just 21 minutes to top the 19-point debut of Deandre Ayton in November 2017.

Nnaji did most of his scoring in the paint but did hit a 15-foot jumper midway through the first half. He even spotted up for a three-pointer at the top of the key in the second half but was offline.

Arizona shot 54.1 percent for...

Read the rest of the story on the game below
https://www.azdesertswarm.com/basketball/2019/11/6/20952673/arizona-basketball-nau-final-score-recap-highlights-doutrive-nnaji-wildcats

Watch player interviews and highlights of Arizona's win over the lumber jacks ⤵️
http://playersprogramu.com/arizona-wildcat-basketball-press-conference/

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Re: Zeke Nnaji leads Arizona to Big win over NAU 91-52
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2019, 10:11:17 PM »
What's interesting to me is that Josh got more rebounds than Zeke!  That's pure hustle!  Zeke made up for it...everywhere else!  Oh, and NINE STEALS!  Are you kidding?  I still won't predict how far this team will go...but, I'll stick with my prior conclusions 1.) This team is loaded with talent and B.) This season is going to be a VERY enjoyable experience for Wildcat fans!

Bear Down Wildcats!

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Re: Zeke Nnaji leads Arizona to Big win over NAU 91-52
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2019, 09:12:06 AM »
Great stats by all the players. Nico did a great job distributing and Zeke looked like a senior Jordan Hill out there. Josh Green played under control and Smith actually played better and didn't do to much. My favorite stat of the night was we had only 7 turnovers.  If we can keep turnovers under 10 a game then it'll be tough for anyone to beat us.

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Re: Zeke Nnaji leads Arizona to Big win over NAU 91-52
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2019, 02:04:18 PM »
FT% needs improvement but all around great game

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Re: Zeke Nnaji leads Arizona to Big win over NAU 91-52
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2019, 03:45:43 PM »
We see a lot of players that try to do too much out the gates. They play frenetically and the game hasnít slowed down for them. Didnít get that impression at all last night. Overall shot selection was pretty good and the comfortable lead allowed them to test the waters with some quick shots and tough drives. Overall it was just enough to keep NAU reactive. And itís been a long time since it dealt like we won the 50/50 ball battle. So nice to see us ripping balls and hands up deflecting passes.

I still think I was more excited watching Ayton his first couple games but Nnaji is a multi level player with agility and instinct and energy level that Ayton will never have. I really look forward to seeing him develop this year. The cat is out of the bag after first game so he is going to have some tough games ahead of him but then we will get to see some dynamite from Mannion, Doutrive, and Green.

Someone else mentioned it before, Max is going to give us a buzzer beater win this year. And so will Gettings. And as unpopular as it sounds, our super streaky wild card Smith, who played great last night, is going to aggravate us to tears but then save our bacon once too.

First game excitement, Check!!!! Letís make it a year.


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Re: Zeke Nnaji leads Arizona to Big win over NAU 91-52
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2019, 06:47:08 AM »
Nice win by Arizona  I am glad they are playing  a team sunday that may test them after destroying  nau what a game by zeke most of the team played well  waiting for this sunday.

 


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