12:00 PM ET, December 8, 2007
United Center, Chicago, Illinois
CHICAGO (AP) -- Jerryd Bayless figures the best way to honor coach Lute Olson is to keep winning without him. To that end, Arizona is succeeding.Bayless, a freshman point guard, made six free throws in the final 31 seconds of overtime, and the Wildcats (No. 24 ESPN/USA Today, No. 22 AP) pulled out a 78-72 victory over Illinois on Saturday, two days after learning their Hall of Fame coach would not return this season.
No. 24 Arizona needed overtime to stop Illinois on Saturday. In their past two games, the Wildcats have had to rally from first-half deficits.
|vs. Texas A&M||vs. Illinois|
|Opp FG pct||34.5||46.9|
|Result||W, 78-67||W, 78-72 (OT)|
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||25-55 (.455)||29-61 (.475)|
|3P Made-Attempted||3-11 (.273)||4-17 (.235)|
|FT Made-Attempted||25-32 (.781)||10-22 (.455)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||22 (0/0)||26 (0/0)|
|» Dec 8, 2007||ARIZ 78, @ILL 72||Recap|