Arizona halts slide with rout of Washington
Tucson, AZ (Sports Network) – Jordan Hill netted a career-high 16 points and
grabbed eight rebounds, as the 20th-ranked Arizona Wildcats cruised past the
Washington Huskies, 84-54, in a Pac-10 matchup at McKale Center.
Chase Budinger contributed 15 points and seven boards for the Wildcats (15-7,
6-5 Pac-10), who ended a two-game slide. Jawann McClellan added 15 points off
the bench in the victory.
Senior Ivan Radenovic chipped in 14 points and eight rebounds for Arizona,
which shot 57.4 percent from the floor as a team.
Artem Wallace poured in 12 points on 6-of-6 shooting from the field for the
Huskies (14-8, 4-7), who were trying to win their fourth straight. Jon
Brockman was Washington’s only other player in double figures with 10 points.
Junior guard Ryan Appleby struggled for Washington, finishing with just three
points on 1-of-10 shooting from the floor, including 1-for-8 from beyond the
Arizona took control of the contest after rattling off an 11-0 run to take a
37-20 lead with about four minutes to play in the opening half. McClellan
contributed five points during the stretch, including a three-pointer off a
McClellan had 10 points at the break for the Wildcats, who went into halftime
with a 45-26 advantage. Budinger had an impressive first half with 13 points
on 5-of-6 shooting from the field for Arizona.
As a team, the Wildcats shot a sizzling 59.3 percent in the opening 20
Arizona continued to cruise and opened the second half with an 18-6 surge to
extend its lead to 63-32. Hill and Radenovic each contributed six points
during the run.
The Huskies never threatened the rest of the way as the Wildcats outscored the
Huskies 39-28 in the second half.
Arizona improved to 11-3 at home this season…The Wildcats lead the all-time
series against the Huskies with a 40-21 record…Arizona was 17-of-24 from the
free throw line while Washington was just 3-of-7 from the charity stripe…The
Wildcats controlled the glass, outrebounding the Huskies, 42-25.