November 18, 2007
A work in progress
Defense kept the Wildcats in the game, yet the trademark Arizona offense did not make the necessary plays down the stretch to win Saturday night's game against Virginia. Arizona lost 75-72 to the Cavaliers after poor execution late in the second half.
Virginia led 73-72 with 25 seconds left when it attempted to inbound the ball but was whistled on a five seconds call that gave the Wildcats an opportunity to claim victory.
Arizona called a timeout to think the situation over but freshman guard Jerryd Bayless turned the ball over on an inbounds pass, which led to two Sean Singletary free throws to put Virginia up by three.
Bayless was the leading scorer for the Wildcats with 21 points as he shot 7-15 from the field and 4-8 from beyond the arc. The Phoenix native made big shots in his national television debut but still showed his inexperience.
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