Huskies hold on against Arizona, take over first place in Pac-12

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The Washington Huskies and Arizona Wildcats cannot seem to play a basketball game without there being fireworks late. On Saturday, Washington led Arizona by ten points late, but saw that slip completely away with five seconds to play.

Tied at 67-67, the Washington guard C.J. Wilcox hit a pair of free throws to give the Huskies a 2-point lead. Arizona's Josiah Turner then drove the ball down the court for what looked like an open layup just before the buzzer, when Tony Wroten Jr. flew out of nowhere to block the shot, and preserve the win for Washington.

Wroten also led Washington in scoring with 17 points. Terrence Ross added 16, Wilcox 15, and Aziz N'Diaye 12. N'Diaye and Ross also pulled down eight  and seven rebounds respectively. For the Wildcats, the story was Solomon Hill. The junior forward scored 28 points and had 11 rebounds. 

At 7-2 in Pac-12 play, the Huskies remain a half a game ahead of Cal and Oregon for first place in the conference. Last year, in the championship game of the Pac-10 Tournament, Washington won on a buzzer-beating jump shot from Isaiah Thomas. Earlier in that season, the Wildcats beat the Huskies with a last-second block by Derrick Williams.

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