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    Horne steps up to contain Anderson

    Jamelle Horne
    Jamelle Horne

    Jamelle Horne’s freshman year has not gone according to plan.

    The five-star prospect has bounced in and out of the lineup, going from starter one game to not even getting into the next game, all the while making little impact for Arizona since conference play began.

    “”It’s really tough watching guys out there knowing that you can potentially help the team out,”” Horne said, “”but certain guys plays certain nights, and if you’re called upon you just need to be ready to go.””

    Going up against California forward Ryan Anderson, the Pacific 10 Conference’s leading scorer, last night was Horne’s time.

    He responded by playing what interim head coach Kevin O’Neill called the “”best job anyone’s done in a long time”” on Anderson, holding him to 19 points on 6-for-18 shooting after he burned the Wildcats for 30 on 10-for-13 shooting during the teams’ first meeting.

    “”I thought he had great energy the whole way, he sustained his effort, and consequently he played his minutes hard, and he’ll be in there Saturday,”” O’Neill said.

    Horne, who added four rebounds and a pair of blocks in his career-high 35 minutes, said he tried to face guard Anderson more, which led O’Neill to say Anderson only got one opener jumper off him.

    “”I think tonight overall tonight was my best game defensively,”” Horne said. “”That’s what we need.””

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