TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Only a few games into his sophomore season,
Andre Iguodala is getting familiar with Arizona's record book.
Iguodala had 13 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists for his
second triple-double, and only the eighth in school history,
leading the fifth-ranked Wildcats past Liberty 107-91 in the first
round of the Fiesta Bowl Classic on Sunday night.
He joined Loren Woods as the only Wildcats to have two, a rare
accomplishment in the 40-minute college game. It was the 18th
triple-double by a Pac-10 player since 1987.
Jason Kidd had four for California, and Oregon's Luke Jackson is
the only other player in the conference with two.
"After I got the last one (Dec. 9 against Texas), I researched
it a little bit and saw Loren Woods had two," Iguodala said. "I
said I had to catch him. Tonight was the right night."
He was one basket and one rebound short at halftime, but had
just four assists.
"I needed six assists," Iguodala said. "I didn't think I was
going to get them, so I was just trying to hit the open man and do
the best I can."
The Wildcats (7-1) will meet Louisiana-Lafayette, which beat
Valparaiso 95-71 in the other first-round game, for the
Arizona is 35-1 in its holiday tournament, losing by one point
to Mississippi State in the 2000 title game -- the only Fiesta
Classic game Hall of Fame coach Lute Olson has missed. Olson was at
the bedside of his critically ill wife.
Iguodala picked up his last assist on a pass to Mustafa Shakur
for a reverse layup with 6:34 left in the game. It opened a 96-64
lead, and Iguodala took a seat.
"It is not very often you get the opportunity to get a
triple-double," Olson said. "That was the only reason we left him
in as long as we did."
Liberty coach Randy Dunton said he couldn't find a matchup to
stop the elusive Iguodala.
"(He) was the man out there," Dunton said.
Serbian recruit Ivan Radenovic had 17 points and nine rebounds
in his college debut, and Salim Stoudamire scored 17 points.
Reserve David Dees had 18 points to lead Liberty (3-8), which
trailed by at least 30 points for most of the second half until
outscoring the Wildcats 24-7 in the final five minutes.
"I'm happy with the performance we put out there," Mantlo
said. "Offensively, we played a good game."
Radenovic, 19, graduated in May from the Secondary School of
Sports in his native Belgrade and joined the Wildcats Dec. 20, but
was ineligible until the first game of the tournament.
He saw his first action just over four minutes in. In the next
two minutes, the 6-foot-10 forward showed his all-around
attributes, banking in a turnaround and making a 15-foot baseline
The scores were part of a 13-2 run that Rodgers capped with a
three-point play, opening a 29-10 lead with less than eight minutes
to play in the first half.
"I was nervous, very much," Radenovic said. "It has been six
months since I have played. I wasn't ready yet; in a few days I
will be ready. I need to run better. These guys play very fast."
Stoudamire, who was 4-of-5 on 3-pointers, created the first
30-point lead of the game -- 70-40 -- with his last one with 15:48
left in the contest.
Frye had a personal 7-0 run midway through the second half,
opening an 87-52 lead with 10:06 to go, and Adams drove for a layup
that sent the Wildcats to an 89-52 lead, their biggest, eight