December 28, 2006
Wildcats back in action against Cal
The Wildcats return from a one-week break Thursday to open Pac-10 conference play against Cal.
For those who forgot, Arizona's last outing was an impressive 79-71 victory over Memphis.
Cal is 8-4 on the year and coming off of a nasty defeat at the hands of a surprising DePaul team and their first game this season without forward DeVon Hardin. Hardin and his 10.3 points and 8.3 rebounds will be out up to 12 weeks due to a stress fracture in his foot.
The Bears have also lost this season to San Diego State, a team that Arizona thumped by 21 points early on Dec. 9.
Despite the good looking record, Cal has lost to some bad teams and has played so far this season like a team destined for the bottom of the Pac-10, even with the presence of Hardin on the court.
Freshman forward Ryan Anderson has been the real bright spot this season for head coach Ben Braun, averaging 17.8 points and nine rebounds per game. Anderson is also second on the team in three-point percentage at 44%.
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