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THE ORIGINAL SAKU performs alongside other poetry slam talents at “Hip Hop Unplugged” on Thursday night. The event, hosted at the UA Poetry Center, was part of “The Poetics and Politics of Hip-Hop Culture,” a symposium featuring hip-hop scholars giving presentations and holding discussions across campus.

East Coast transplant The Original Saku is embracing theWild West through his music (and his footwear).

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Tucson rapper The Original Saku weighs in on UA hip-hop minor AUDREY MOLLOY

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n a society increasingly monopolized by technology, where the Internet has formed a single, worldwide audience, the boundaries between cultural identities are being blurred. Here in Tucson, there is an original mind at work drawing inspiration from disparate cultures. The Original Saku is his musical alias, and his given name is Gregory Saku Grant. Like so many others, Saku landed in Tucson, far from his West Virginia home, due to an impulsive need for change. Leaving the East Coast to follow the dream of the Wild West, the 20-something musician began anew in September of 2010. In his westward exploration, he brought with him wanderlust, ambition and his alternative hip-hop music. In the two years since, Saku has redefined Tucson’s musical culture. “The thing about Tucson is people know about hip-hop; people like hip-hop, definitely,” Saku said. “But there’s not really, like, a hip-hop artist that’s blown up in Tucson recently. And that’s why I stayed. There’s room for that.” In a short time, he has already established a reverberating alternative hip-hop sound with a following to match. He is, in a sense, a cultural mixologist. Transcending the southwestern vibe of Tucson with his East Coast roots, Saku is innovating hip-hop as an extension of both cultures. “Tucson has its own culture … and I’m embracing it,” Saku said. “I wear cowboy boots. You will not not see me in cowboy boots unless my feet are uncomfortable.” Saku’s lack of a specific cultural identity defines him and his music, making him an intriguing anomaly in a genre of music whose social dogma insists upon a stereotyped norm. Saku defies the popular image, saying that to pursue hip-hop, “you had to be a gangster, had to sell drugs, had to go to jail, and that’s just not me.” This fusion of cultural ideologies is what makes Saku pertinent. A central part of Tucson, the UA has taken this culture to the classroom as the first school in the nation to offer a hip-hop minor. Saku feels the minor is the precursor to a shift in hip-hop, he said. “You’ll see how hip-hop is changed and where it started,” Saku said. “You’ll see how hip-hop is really supposed to be. Like now, what you’re hearing is rap. Rap and hip-hop are two different things.” Saku said, though, that he is unsure of the validity of the minor in terms of culture. “If you’re going to hip-hop shows because you

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want to learn more about it, listening to artists and looking online, doing research, figuring out where it all came from, you’ll definitely learn a lot more than you would in a class,” Saku said. “It has to be hands-on.” He said he thinks the class is relevant, however, adding, “I do think that this is something that people want to learn about.” Tucson provides students, the community and talented minds like Saku the opportunity to broaden their musical and cultural horizons. Saku arrived in Tucson with the intent of forgetting his music but said, “When I saw that music was like a light here in Tucson, I was like, ‘Oh. I mean, I can actually do something with this.’” So he has, and you better believe he’s wearing his cowboy boots.

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Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown bring the blues K.C. LIBMAN When a 20-something writes an album in the postmodern and highly digital age, it’s bound to sound a bit like the bands that have come before him. Such is the case with Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown’s Wild Child, the debut album from the 21-year-old who’s been hailed as a guitar prodigy since the ripe old age of 11. Backed by two equally young members, as well as the son of Aerosmith’s Brad Whitford, Bryant’s sound is admittedly as Texan as it comes. He utilizes thick riffs that are laden with grit and ample amounts of distortion, calling to mind the guitar tones of ZZ Top, his Texan forefathers. And that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Bryant was raised playing blues guitar, brought up under the wing of Roosevelt Twitty, a Texan bluesman in his own right. That minor pentatonic influence is all over Wild Child as Bryant and co. whip through 12 songs in what feels like a lot less than the album’s 42 minutes. Bryant’s writing style lends itself to some mean, classic blues riffs that never seem to go out of style, but his attempt at employing the same kind of classic lyricism shows his age. There are bits and pieces of modern rock strewn throughout Wild Child, and while they’re connected to the bluesy

elements that ground the band to its musical foundations, Bryant doesn’t do a good job of covering up those glaring influences. Whether it’s the Jack White rip-off on the post-chorus of “House That Jack Built” or the Jet-esque verse sections of “Where I Want You” that are just “Cold Hard Bitch” with a low-E pentatonic riff tossed in, Bryant’s songwriting takes a hit with such blatant thieving. But where Bryant does play the blues, he plays the hell out of them. Wild Child’s album art is the prodigy posted up in the foreground with a Dobro resonator, and while that instrument choice may baffle the uneducated, it’s an old-world reminder that Bryant’s slide guitar playing is incredible. “Last One Leaving” has all the trappings of a Miranda Lambert hit, with Bryant’s yet-to-be-seasoned vocals in place of her Southern girl glissandos. Its slide opening is about as Delta blues as you can get in 2013 — you can almost feel the Georgia summer heat in the song’s first lines. Although Bryant’s songwriting falters from time to time, his playing redeems his credibility as a bluesman. His approach is a welcome change when The Black Keys’ whitewashed sound is what passes for blues today, and while Bryant is no Stevie Ray Vaughan, he may just prove to be with time.

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Stunning Tonto Records looks back at a decade of music-making in Tucson

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really wanted to support each other beyond any of the musical hype,” Reidy said. “Back then all you had to do was give us highfives and come to some shows and you were in.” hen he answers the phone, Corey Reidy sounds Despite the good vibes, Stunning Tonto came to a halt in 2007 exhausted but gratified — the record is finally done. after around 15 releases and countless shows. For all intents and “We’ve been at it all night, putting together the purposes, that was the last anyone heard from Stunning Tonto packages and making the CDs and the stickers,” Records. Reidy said. “We’re going all out for this. Everyone’s Until this past year, that is. In late 2011, Reidy was struck with so into it.” For Reidy and the other chief members of Stunning Tonto the idea of recording and compiling new versions of old Stunning Records, this new compilation album and its accompanying Friday Tonto songs in tribute to the scene. release show at Plush have been a long time coming. Much to Reidy’s surprise and delight, the community responded. As it stands today, Stunning Tonto Records operates more as a “The fellowship is still alive, but now the deck has been collective than any mainstream record label. It acts as a lightning reshuffled,” Reidy said. “We’re all in different bands now, but it’s still rod for a group of Tucson friends and musicians who have been very much about creating art and being positive.” collaborating for nearly 10 years. However, this week marks the A Kickstarter campaign started by Reidy and company proved release of a decade-long retrospective for Stunning Tonto — a lucrative, raising enough money for the entire compilation to be momentous occasion not only for those putting it together, but also recorded and distributed for the release show at Plush on Friday at for an entire generation of fans. — Corey Reidy, 9:30 p.m. It’s clear Tucson is not done with Stunning Tonto just yet. “Holding it in my hands tonight, with much humility, it felt as Stunning Tonto Records founder Beyond the opportunity to produce new records, the real though I was actually giving something back to this town and this blessing is Stunning Tonto’s community of musicians, who by and scene that has done so much for me. For all of us,” Reidy said. large are still creating music, Reidy said. Formed in 2002 by members of then-active Tucson group “The scene in Tucson is a diverse ecosystem, and that makes it Starting with the crew’s first release, a compilation delightfully Chango Malo, Stunning Tonto was a novel idea from the outset. possible for groups like Stunning Tonto to exist,” Reidy said. “This titled Happy B-Day Stunning Tonto (2002), Stunning Tonto’s “All over the country you had these scenes sprouting up, these members made significant efforts to inclvude anyone and everyone community didn’t start with us, and it won’t end with us. All you groups of bands coming together to try and get their own thing need is great people and a great place to operate.” who wanted to get on board. The Happy B-Day compilation was happening,” Reidy said. “So there are these pockets of similarAdmission to the Plush show on Friday is only $5 and includes structured in a manner that emphasized its sense of unity, with sounding music and ideas popping up everywhere, and into this a digital download of the compilation, so there’s no reason not to comes Stunning Tonto. Except with Stunning Tonto, it didn’t matter each band involved contributing one song of its choosing. “Most importantly, it was just a bunch of friends and people who check out Stunning Tonto’s legacy in person. what you were playing or what you sounded like. It was entirely

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In “Love Song,” soft-spoken, nearly despondent Beane (Owen Virgin) lives alone in an apartment with one light bulb.

hen you hear a love song, what do you think? Do you fall deeply into the sweet melody that dips and rises or connect with the cliché words crooned by the singer? Does the anthem of love suddenly make sense of your life? Or do you need something more? Arizona Repertory Theatre’s new play “Love Song” by John Kolvenbach is an atypically romantic show that follows a man named Beane as he encounters the peculiarities and realities of love. Beane, played by Owen Virgin, a UA theatre production junior, is immersed in his oddball way of life, living alone in a grungy apartment. His sister Joan, played by theatre production senior Lauren Miller, and brother-in-law Harry, played by theatre production senior Cody Davis, seem to love him only out of familial obligation. They look out for his well-being, although they find his eccentricity hard to understand. The play, directed by Laura Lippman, opens with Beane sitting in the corner of his apartment, one dim light pulsing while the ceiling seems to descend upon him. Left alone in silence, Beane appears trapped. In contrast to Beane’s small, dingy apartment, Joan’s apartment is crisp, bright and obsessively neat. Harry and Joan enter from work in the middle of a quarrel, giving the audience a peek into a type of love that has its problems, even if it is lasting. Both Harry and Beane remain calm during Joan’s continual tantrums, but it is Beane who earns the audience’s love and empathy. Though Beane is just about as closed-off as a person can be, with his hands in his trench coat pockets as he stares at the floor, the more he opens up, the more the audience comes to empathize with him. Then Beane falls in love with a female burglar

named Molly, played by theatre production major Kate Nienhauser, who is dramatic and powerful in the ideological monologues she recites while stomping around Beane’s apartment. “Harry! Jo! Look, I’m brand-new!” Beane says, and it is obvious that he has been transformed by Molly and by love itself. As long as they accept the mysterious new love between Beane and Molly, Joan and Harry are able rediscover their own passion through Beane and Molly’s happiness. It’s only when they begin to question the reality of Beane’s relationship with Molly that things begin to unravel. Joan tries to defend her brother, but she knows the truth. And this raises the question: Can we let our family and relatives love and be loved by anyone they choose and are happy with? If you’re skeptical of the typical romantic comedy genre, you’ll be delighted with “Love Song.” The conversations are real and the actors perform them with genuine emotion and pacing, even owning the silences so you can almost see the characters’ thoughts running through their minds. Though the piece features a small cast, the wide scope of emotions the actors portray makes it seem larger. American culture is obsessed with the “now” — not a conducive mindset for forming lasting relationships. But “Love Song” brings to the stage a heartfelt and genuine picture of “forever” love. With silences that pull the audience deeper into the emotions of the characters and crisp, natural dialogue, Kolvenbach presents the complexity of love in a single play. “Love Song” is not just for the romantic. It showcases a breadth of genuine human relationships we can all connect with.

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As Beane (Owen Virgin) displays awakened, verbose and wild emotion in his sister’s kitchen, his sister, Joan (Lauren Miller), and brother-in-law, Harry (Cody Davis), witness the spectacle with astonishment.

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pring cleaning usually entails getting on your hands and knees and scrubbing floors and sinks, but it might also mean chucking old, tattered clothes from your closet and shopping for brand-new pieces to replace them. If you’re looking for something flashy to wear out on the weekend, then there’s a newly revived trend that may be perfect for you. The return of metallic fabrics to the fashion industry has taken street fashion by storm. This trend is perfect for those of you planning Las Vegas excursions this spring who want to put your best foot forward on your nights out. On top of being fun, this trend is convenient as well, because metallics are considered neutral tones. If you are wearing a classic little black dress, a metallic heel can take the place of a statement heel or a classic heel, such as a nude pump. This trend spans from metallic-heeled sneakers to night-on-the-town shoes, like metallic ankle-strap heels or a nice pair of pumps. You can’t go wrong with a classic heel or pump in metallic when you want to add modern flare to any outfit.

“IF YOU ARE WEARING A CLASSIC LITTLE BLACK DRESS, A METALLIC HEEL CAN TAKE THE PLACE OF A STATEMENT HEEL OR A CLASSIC HEEL, SUCH AS A NUDE PUMP.” Consult WhoWhatWear.com for a list of different designers currently featuring this glamorous trend. If you go designer and are willing to pay an arm and leg for quality metallic heels, the website suggests the Chloe CH20764 Heels for a whopping $950. For a college student’s budget, it suggests a pair of gold, double-strap Mango metallic heels priced at only $50. When it comes to pump options, the website references Vince Camuto, a designer who carries extremely small shoe sizes, as the cheapest metallic pump for $100. If going out on the weekends isn’t really your thing, there are other metallic shoe options in the boot category that would work as day wear. About a year ago, the Acne ankle boot became extremely popular, and for this spring season Acne is releasing the same style of boot in different metallic shades, such as the massively popular rose gold, which is huge in jewelry at the moment as well. Something to keep in mind: If you wait a bit, stores like Target and H&M will soon come out with less expensive versions of these shiny shoes. Metallic shoes are a great addition to your wardrobe, as they’re a way to spice things up without being completely ridiculous.

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transition to adulthood from the national “Monitoring the Future” study. Special emphasis will be given to discontinuity in substance use across the transition to adulthood in terms of turning points and developmental disturbances. McClelland Park 650 N. Park Ave., 3-4:30 pm. Friday, Feb 08. MENAS 2013 Colloquium Series ‘Ghazis or Beggars: The Double Life of Turkish Disabled Veterans’ The School for Middle Eastern and North African Studies 2013 Colloquium series presents Salih Can Aciksoz discussing “The Double Life of Turkish Disabled Veterans.” This talk focuses on the disabled Turkish ex-conscripts, who are glorified in the nationalist discourse as honorable sacrificial heroes, “ghazis,” while also grappling with socioeconomic marginalization, corporal stigma and emasculation anxieties in their daily lives. Marshall Building Room 490, 3-4pm. Friday, Feb 08. UApresents: Alonzo King LINES Ballet “Alonzo King is one of the few bona fide visionaries in the ballet world today.” – San Francisco Chronicle. His choreography, brought to life by the extraordinary LINES Ballet dancers, is renowned for connecting audiences to

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UA faces difficult task in Bay Area luke davis The Arizona women’s basketball team (11-10, 3-7 Pac-12) is preparing for what will likely be the most challenging road trip of the season, with two top-five opponents on the road. The Wildcats will play at No. 4 Stanford (202, 9-1) on Friday and at No. 6 Cal (19-2, 9-1) on Sunday. The difficult road trip comes at a time of trials and tribulations for the Wildcats, who are currently riding a five-game losing streak and have fallen to eighth in the conference standings. It’s a completely different story in the Bay Area, as the Cardinal and Golden Bears are on top of the conference, cruising with six- and seven-game winning streaks, respectively. This weekend will be the only time during the regular season Arizona matches up against Stanford and Cal. However, it is an excellent opportunity for the Wildcats to move up in the Pac-12 standings as well as add a big win or two to their regular season resume. Senior captain Davellyn Whyte and junior guard Kama Griffitts have been the scoring leaders all season for Arizona. The two are the only Wildcats currently averaging double digits in points, Whyte with 16.4 and Griffitts adding 12 points a game. But Arizona as a team has struggled to make plays on offense and defense this season, especially down the stretch. The Wildcats are 11th in the conference in field goal percentage and 11th in field goal percentage defense. The only statistical categories where Arizona is in the top three are in free throw percentage (71 percent) and steals (9.95 per game), and many of those steals have become useless as the team has shot a low field goal percentage and averages the second-most turnovers per game (19.1). This may make things tough against Stanford and Cal, as the two squads are either first or second in scoring offense, scoring defense and assist-toturnover ratio. The Wildcats will face a Stanford team that is attempting to defend its 2012 Pac-12 championship. The Cardinal is led by junior All-American Chiney Ogwumike, who is averaging 22.4 points and 12.3 rebounds per game. Stanford has dominated Arizona in the past, winning 56 out of the 78 meetings between the two. The Wildcats’ last victory at Stanford came in 2001. Sunday, Arizona will travel to Berkeley, Calif., to play the surging Golden Bears, who started their current seven-game winning streak with a 67-55 victory at Stanford on Jan. 13.

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THE ARIZONA WOMEN’S basketball team takes a five-game conference losing streak into games with No. 4 Stanford and No. 6 Cal this weekend.

The Wildcats have had better luck against Cal in recent memory. Last season in Tucson the Golden Bears escaped McKale Center with a tight 7874 overtime victory over Arizona, but Arizona holds a 26-19 edge in the alltime series. Cal guards senior Layshia Clarendon and sophomore Brittany Boyd lead the Golden Bears with a combined 27.3 points per game. A single victory on this road trip could spark a late-season run for the Wildcats, but as head coach Niya Butts said in October, the team will need to make plays, play scrappy and limit turnovers if they want to compete and make a run.

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SOPHOMORE NICK JOHNSON has been battling illness for the last two games, but Solomon Hill said he was “really locking in.”

Justin Cobbs, the only other Golden Bear in double figures, with 11.6 points per game and a team-high 5.2 assists. Arizona’s designated defensive stopper is guard Nick Johnson, but the sophomore has been nonexistent on the court the past two games because of a stomach virus. Miller thinks he’ll be back to 100 percent by game time, and Hill said he felt Johnson still contributed against Stanford even though he was recovering from being ill. “Nick didn’t get into his groove [Wednesday], but defensively he was there,” Hill said. “He was focused, really locking in and playing defense.” Even with most of the offense funneling through Crabbe and Cobbs, it’ll still take a whole team effort to effectively stop Cal. Fortunately for the Wildcats, they brought just that against Stanford. “[Arizona] is an aggressive team,” Stanford’s leading scorer Dwight Powell said after the game. “They get into passing lanes. They were good at pressuring the ball, so they made it difficult to get easy entries. They’re a good team, a good defensive team.” An old coach taught Miller that selfishness has no place on a good defensive team, a lesson he’s never forgotten. “The ultimate sign of togetherness and unselfishness [is] how you play on defense,” Miller said. “And when you give each other great

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World Series. “Over the entire season you gain a lot of experience and it really makes you better and more confident,” Gilbert said. “And now this season, knowing that we outplayed the best teams continues to build that confidence.” With many of last season’s juniors gone, the burden of mentoring the freshmen falls on the shoulders of sophomores such as Gilbert. This task isn’t usually left to second-year players, but the second baseman has agreed to take it on. Newman has appreciated the early guidance. “[Gilbert] really helped me when I first got here and got me situated with what was expected,” Newman said. “We have a great relationship, supporting one another and helping each other get better.” Lopez knows from more than 20 years of coaching that Newman will have his share of struggles as a freshman. However, Lopez is confident that experienced mentoring will help the game come easier to the freshman, and both Newman and Gilbert will improve because of it. “Newman is mature enough to handle the new pressure and expectation, but we try and do a pretty good job of teaching that,” Lopez said. “But I really like the job Trent [Gilbert] has done, and I really like having those two guys up the middle together.”

effort and togetherness on defense, it’s hard to be a pig on offense.” With the team defense the Wildcats played Wednesday night, it seems like they must be familiar with the message of Miller’s old coach as well.

Shifting rotation

Arizona saw its most drastic change to the usual eight-man rotation Wednesday when freshman Grant Jerrett sat out because of a low-grade stress fracture in his left foot. If Jerrett’s pain doesn’t recede, he will miss Sunday as well, but that might not be the only change for the Wildcats. After starting slow in three of their last five games, Miller said that there could be a change in the starting lineup, most likely with senior Kevin Parrom taking the place of either freshman. “You start to say to yourself that we don’t have that confident look that you want,” Miller said. “What I’m going to do is play five guys out there that have that confident look, and we are going to address that over the next couple days.” Parrom is averaging 8.2 points, five rebounds and two assists as the Wildcats’ sixth man this season and has shown unwavering confidence during the 22.7 minutes per game he’s playing. “He doesn’t care if [the score is] 0-0, 10-10 or 50-50, he’s going to be the same,” Miller said. “As a senior, maybe that’s something that we can use at the start of the game.”


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UA doubles up at shortstop

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SOPHOMORE SHORTSTOP TRENT GILBERT (pictured) and freshman Kevin Newman will have the responsibility of replacing the production of Alex Mejia, who batted .357 and had 105 putouts and a .960 fielding percentage. Newman was named the starting shortstop by head coach Andy Lopez in January.

Replacing former Pac-12 player of the year Alex Mejia falls on shoulders of two of Arizona’s youngest players this season LUKE DAVIS The Arizona baseball team won its 2012 national title with a mix of talented upperclassmen and diligent freshmen. But with many of the upperclassmen from last season gone and opening day exactly a week away, it’s the freshmen and returning sophomores who are focusing on not missing a beat. “I’m just trying to get better every day,” freshman shortstop Kevin Newman said, “do whatever I can to help the team get back to Omaha.” Newman is one of 14 true freshmen on the Wildcats’ 2013 roster, which is heavy with infielders. Newman was named the starting shortstop earlier in the winter, filling the hole left by former

Pac-12 player of the year Alex Mejia when he was drafted in the fourth round of the first year MLB draft by the St. Louis Cardinals last summer. Sophomore second baseman Trent Gilbert challenged Newman for the starting job at shortstop. “[Newman has] been very consistent on defense,” head coach Andy Lopez said. “I’m sure he’ll get better offensively as we go on; he’s not bad, but he’s a young guy.” While Newman has won the starting shortstop position, Gilbert will retain his starting role at second base when the first pitch is thrown next Friday against Coppin State. Lopez compared Newman’s raw tangible skills to Mejia’s as a freshman

in 2010. According to Lopez, Mejia had difficulty at first with the speed of college baseball and hit for a low average to start the season. But because he had a concrete foundation in the game, he was quickly brought up to speed. Mejia finished his freshman year with a .319 batting average. Mejia isn’t the only Wildcat who can be compared to Newman. Gilbert was in Newman’s shoes last season as a freshman and remembers how challenging it was. “It’s difficult making the jump from high school to college,” Gilbert said. “You got to take your falls, but in the end it’s a good experience, and [Newman] isn’t like most freshmen. He’s got some poise.”

Gilbert started in 64 of the Wildcats’ 65 games last season. While his inexperience showed at times, he also had moments when he appeared to be a confident veteran, such as when he hit a walk-off two-strike RBI single in the bottom of the 10th in Arizona’s first game of the 2012 NCAA Super Regional. Following that walk-off hit by Gilbert, Lopez praised the young No. 9 hitter in a post-game interview. Lopez acknowledged Gilbert’s growth in confidence at the plate over the year. Gilbert finished his freshman season with a .272 batting average and 42 RBI. In 10 postseason games, he hit for a .303 average with 9 RBI and did not commit an error in the five games at the College

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Defense Lyons’ progression at point crucial for guard essential to UA success Arizona COMMENTARY

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ithout Mark Lyons, Arizona would not be 20-2. The Xavier transfer has brought a scoring prowess the Wildcats lacked last year, and his play in crunch time has proven invaluable in more than a few games. But as a point guard, in its purest definition, Lyons has struggled. He turns the ball over too much and often settles for contested jumpers. He is more of a combo guard, but he’s asked to run the point for Arizona. “It’s not easy to become a point guard,” Miller said — especially with the weight of “Point Guard U” on Lyons’ shoulders. So, throughout the season, Miller has met with Lyons in his office to discuss Lyons’ role, his performance and what he needs to do to get better. Miller told Lyons to make more bounce passes below the free throw line leading up to Wednesday’s 7366 win against Stanford. With 4:08 left in the game, Lyons did just that. On a 2-on-1 fast break, he kicked it to Angelo Chol, who slammed it home to put the Wildcats ahead 56-54, and they never looked back. That was one of six assists of the night for Lyons, and he scored a season-high 25 points. But his committing just two turnovers is what made it his best performance of the season. “It was his night,” said Stanford forward Josh Huestis. “He was running their team really well; he had

a good night, and he made every other player play better. They’re going to be a tough team to stop when he plays like that.” From Miller’s perspective, it’s about time. “I talked to him 107 times,” Miller joked. “I wrote it on a piece of paper [Wednesday]. On the 107th meeting, it clicked. I don’t know what I was wearing or how I looked, but man, we had it going together.” Lyons’ toughness has never been questioned. In the second half against Stanford, Lyons was elbowed in the throat. He went to the bench for a few minutes and was visibly coughing and in pain. Earlier in the game, he was hit in the stomach on a ball screen. Lyons came back, though, and helped Arizona to its 20th win of the season. The Wildcats haven’t started a season this well — winning 20 of 22 games — since a Jason Gardner-led squad started 25-2. If Arizona is going to get to that point, and deep into the NCAA tournament, the Wildcats will need Lyons to perform more like he did against Stanford and less like he did against UCLA, where he had five turnovers and zero assists. “I was facilitating, and that was the biggest thing,” Lyons said. After the game, Miller wondered if Lyons could put together consecutive games where he was more of a facilitator for Arizona, and less for the other team. Lyons has yet to go two consecutive games with more assists than turnovers. He’s only had more dimes on eight occasions, when Lyons’ averages jumped to 16.9 points, 4.9 assists and 1.6 turnovers per game. On the season, he gets 15.4 points, 3 assists and 2.9 turnovers per game. More specifically, when he has more turnovers than assists, he gets 15 points, 1.7 assists and 3.6 turnovers per game. Those numbers aren’t astronomi-

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SENIOR POINT GUARD Mark Lyons has yet to record consecutive games with more assists than turnovers, but his ability to score under pressure keeps the Wildcats in games.

cally different, but the turnover differential makes a difference. For example, against UCLA, four of his five turnovers led to eight points for the Bruins, and the other led to two free throws. “Without his scoring punch we’d be nowhere near where we are,” Miller said. “But it makes the game hard sometimes if he turns it over the way he does; we tried to really map out a plan.” That means he needs to make the bounce passes, avoid contested

3-pointers in the first four minutes, take higher percentage long-range jumpers, improve as a defender and “to make people better, to run the team and to take more pride in the things that don’t show up on the stat sheet,” Miller said. “That is a great sign of things to come if he can stay in that mode.” — Zack Rosenblatt is a journalism senior. He can be reached at sports@wildcat.arizona.edu or on Twitter via @ZackBlatt.

As the clock ticked under the fiveminute mark Wednesday night, the No. 7 Arizona men’s basketball team was tied 54-54 with Stanford. Senior Solomon Hill and the Wildcats’ offense ran away with the victory in the final few minutes, but it was their defense that kept them in the game at all. With Cal (13-8, 5-4 Pac-12) next up on the schedule, it will again be up to the Wildcat defense to stop the Golden Bears’ dynamic backcourt Sunday at 5 p.m. in McKale Center. “The thing that’s hard in college basketball, sometimes, is to be a really, really good defensive team,” head coach Sean Miller said. He stressed that playing solid defense throughout the game, which they did all night, is crucial for winning consistently at the collegiate level. Arizona (20-2, 8-2) held the Cardinal to 29.6 percent shooting in the first half and 37.9 percent in the game, despite struggling on the offensive end for the majority of the night. Arizona even slowed down Stanford from three-point range (7for-19), with the exception of guard Aaron Bright, who hit four of the Cardinal’s seven shots. “The key is can you just be the same on defense,” Miller said. “You play in Pullman [Wash.], you play in Seattle [Wash.], you play in Tucson; it’s roughly the same [defensively].” While Stanford came to Tucson red-hot from three, that won’t be the case with Cal. The Golden Bears are last in the conference with a 31.1 percent average from beyond the arc and ninth overall in shooting from the floor (44.1 percent). What Cal does bring is elite talent from the guard spot. Junior Allen Crabbe leads the Pac-12 with 17.4 points per game and 4.9 rebounds per game. Starting next to him is point guard

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