Long Beach State had an uphill battle to climb the minute the ball tipped off. The closest LBSU came to catching up with Arizona was at the 18:46 mark in the first half, when the score was 2-2. No. 10 Arizona attacked the 49ers from the start, scoring 50 points to Long Beach's 37 in the first. The second half would be much of the same. 'Zona won in a 22-point blow out, 94-72
Arizona's Kevin Parrom had a perfect night on the floor. The senior guard was 5-of-5 for 15 points, with all his shots coming from three-point range. Parrom was second on the team in scoring behind freshman forward Brandon Ashley. Like Parrom, Ashley was spotless in the field, hitting all six of his shots. He sank eight of his nine attempts at the free-throw line, for a total of 20 points on the night. He also earned a double-double, contributing 10 rebounds. Solomon Hill wanted to be perfect, too. So he nailed all 11 of his free throw attempts, ending the night with 15 points.
James Ennis led Long Beach in scoring, with 17 points, and rebounds, with seven. Peter Pappageorge went 4-for-6 on three-pointers and was 4-for-4 at the free throw line, ending the game with 16 points.