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No. 6 Arizona's defense smothers Oregon State for 57-34 victory
No. 6 Arizona's defense smothers Oregon State for 57-34 victory

Brandon Ashley scored 12 points and T.J. McConnell had a career-high eight steals to spark No. 6 Arizona's smothering defense, lifting the Wildcats to a 57-34 victory over Oregon State on Friday night. Arizona (20-2, 8-1) held Oregon, the Pac-12's top-scoring team, to 56 points on Wednesday and was even better against the methodical Beavers. The Wildcats limited Oregon State to 28% shooting and shut down Beavers leading scorer Gary Payton II to win their 34th straight home game. McConnell also had seven points and six assists, while Elliott Pitts hit a couple of big shots in the second half for the Wildcats. Oregon State (14-7, 5-4) handed Arizona its only conference loss...

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