SALT LAKE CITY — Arizona Wildcats backup guard Jordin Mayes has scored at least eight points in a game only four times this season. Three of those occasions have occurred in March.
“Man, his favorite month is March,” said Arizona senior Kevin Parrom.
“He plays in March. I don’t know what happened at the beginning of the year, but I know Mayes is going to come through in March.”
Mayes scored eight points in Arizona’s 74-51 victory against Harvard on Saturday, hitting a 3-pointer and twice scoring on drives to the basket. He played 19 minutes — his fourth-highest total of the season — needed more after Parrom fouled out with 12:48 to play.
Mayes also had three assists, two on lob passes to guard Mark Lyons.
“He’s stepped up in the last month,” coach Sean Miller said of Mayes. “But today he played a really strong game on offense and defense.”