Pile, Nebraska Omaha pay visit to No. 15 Arizona

Pile, Nebraska Omaha pay visit to No. 15 Arizona
Nico Mannion scored 23 points, Josh Green added 20 as Arizona’s freshmen dominated in a 90-69 win over Illinois Sunday night. (Source: Mike Christy)

Nebraska Omaha will travel to play No. 15 Arizona (9-1) in a non-conference game at the McKale Center in Tucson.

Tip-off is set 8 p.m.

Two forwards will be on display as Matt Pile and Nebraska Omaha will take on Zeke Nnaji and No. 15 Arizona. The junior Pile is averaging 13 points over the last five games. Nnaji, a freshman, is averaging 14 points over the last five games.

FABULOUS FRESHMEN

Arizona’s Nnaji, Nico Mannion and Josh Green have collectively accounted for 53 percent of the team’s scoring this season, including 53 percent of all Wildcats points over the last five games.

KEY CONTRIBUTIONS

Mannion has accounted for 45 percent of all Arizona field goals over the last three games. The freshman guard has 17 field goals and 16 assists in those games.

WINLESS WHEN

Nebraska Omaha is 0-5 when scoring fewer than 68 points and 5-1 when scoring at least 68.

LONG-RANGE THREAT

Nebraska Omaha’s JT Gibson has attempted 64 3-pointers and connected on 39.1 percent of them, and is 7 for 15 over his last three games.

DID YOU KNOW

Arizona is ranked ninth in Division I with an average of 84.2 points per game.