10:00 PM ET, December 15, 2012
McKale Center, Tucson, Arizona
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona's football team pulled out an improbable victory in the New Mexico Bowl on Saturday. The basketball team made it a daily double by doing the same thing to Florida later that night.Mark Lyons hit a contested layup with 7 seconds left and the eighth-ranked Wildcats rallied from a six-point deficit in the final 56 seconds for a 65-64 victory over No. 5 Florida that capped a wild day in Arizona athletics."It's a great day for us," senior forward Solomon Hill said. "Both teams looked ugly at times, we both made our share of bad plays, but we kept staying in there and fighting."
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Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||24-52 (.462)||20-44 (.455)|
|3P Made-Attempted||10-18 (.556)||7-20 (.350)|
|FT Made-Attempted||6-8 (.750)||18-21 (.857)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||12 (0/0)||11 (0/0)|
|» Dec 15, 2012||@ARIZ 65, FLA 64||Recap|
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Arizona's win over Florida was the first regular season win by a Pac-12 team over a top-5 non-conference team since an unranked Arizona team beat No. 4 Gonzaga on December 14, 2008 (69-64).
Arizona trailed by 11 points with under 10 minutes remaining, and won the game on a basket with 7 seconds left. The Wildcats made more shots than Florida attempted over the final 9:33 and forced 7 of the Gators' 14 turnovers.[+]
Wild-Cat Comeback - Final 9:33 of Game
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