Where does Bobby Hurley go when he wants to win in Arizona? Well it’s certainly not in Tucson, we found out, as the Arizona State Sun Devils got blown out by the Wildcats at the McKale Center in Tucson by a score of 91-75 on Thursday night.
The McKale Center is never a welcoming Arena. The Wildcats have only lost once at the McKale Center in the last four seasons. Arizona proved that once again when they “welcomed” Bobby Hurley and his Sun Devils with a roar of boos and heckles against coach Hurley (as a result from his comments he made earlier about Tucson). Not to mention Arizona has a strong running rivalry with the Sun Devils already.
…and bobby hurley with the technical!!— Armchair PAC 12 (@ArmchairPac12) January 13, 2017
But for the Wildcats offense, it was a record night for freshman forward Lauri Markkanen. Markkanen who posted for a career high 30 points, has continued to impress Sean Miller and the Arizona fans with what he can do on the court. He even went on a quite a good three point streak for a bit too.
Let's see. A three by Lauri, a three by Lauri, and another Three by Lauri. #10 is on ???— Armchair PAC 12 (@ArmchairPac12) January 13, 2017
Markkanen was assisted by his teammates Kadeem Allen, Dusan Ristic, and Kobi Simmons who posted 18, 16, and 13 points respectively.
The Wildcats will be away from McKale for their next stretch as they travel to Los Angeles to take on the USC Trojans and UCLA Bruins next week.