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Pac-12 basketball: Arizona routs Washington, 86-62

Freshman Stanley Johnson leads Arizona to an 86-62 victory over Washington

Stanley Johnson scored 20 points to lead five Arizona players in double figures, and the seventh-ranked Wildcats rebounded from last weekend's upset loss to rout Washington, 86-62, on Friday night at Seattle.

Johnson, a 6-foot-7 freshman from Santa Ana Mater Dei, also had eight rebounds, two assists and two blocks.

Coming off a stunning setback to rival Arizona State, the Wildcats (21-3, 9-2 Pac-12) used hot shooting and a huge first-half run to pull away from the undermanned Huskies. They are tied for first in the Pac-12 with Utah.

Rondae Hollis-Jefferson added 17 points, Gabe York scored 13 off the bench and T.J. McConnell orchestrated it all with 10 points and 10 assists, his first double-double of the season.

Washington (14-10, 3-9) lost its sixth consecutive game, the longest losing streak of Lorenzo Romar's tenure as the Huskies' coach. Washington's last win came Jan. 22 at Colorado, before center Robert Upshaw was dismissed from the team for a violation of team rules.

at Washington State 74, Arizona State 71: Dexter Kernich-Drew scored 27 points and the Cougars rallied in the second half.

Kernich-Drew made nine of 12 shots, four of seven from beyond the three-point arc, leading the 52% shooting by the Cougars (11-13, 5-7), who also got 17 points from DaVonte Lacy.

The Sun Devils (4-7, 12-12), who had a five-point lead at halftime, were led by Gerry Blakes with 24 points.


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