TULSA, Okla. — While Derrick Williams was rehashing the heroic blocked shot that propelled Arizona on Friday afternoon into an NCAA tournament third round showdown with Texas, teammates in the Wildcats locker room yelled out calls of 'Superman! Superman!'
The nickname was created by Wildcats guard Kevin Parrom on Feb. 19, when Williams' intimidating right mitt first saved the day in an 87-86 victory over Washington.
He solidified the monicker with a swipe of Memphis's Wesley Witherspoon in a 77-75 victory in Tulsa, Okla., which was the program's first in the NCAAs under second-year coach Sean Miller.
"D-Will came out of nowhere, man," forward Jamelle Horne said. "Superman."