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Pac-12 Basketball: Arizona crushes Washington in second half

Pac-12 Basketball: Arizona crushes Washington in second half
Arizona guard Justin Simon, right, gets fouled by Washington forward Donaven Dorsey during the second halfon Thursday. (Rick Scuteri / AP)

Mark Anderson scored 21 points, Kaleb Tarczewski had 16 points and 13 rebounds, and No. 18 Arizona overpowered Washington in the second half for a 99-67 victory Thursday night at Tucson.

Playing their first game without star freshman Allonzo Trier (hand), the Wildcats (14-3, 2-2 Pac-12) traded baskets with the athletic Huskies in an entertaining first half before outscoring them 55-26 in the second.

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Arizona had a 43-26 advantage on the glass against the Pac-12's top rebounding team and shot 60% to extend its home winning streak to a nation-best 48 games.

Arizona's Parker Jackson-Cartwright had 11 assists with one turnover and Kadeem Allen scored 13 points.

Washington (11-5, 3-1) was no match for the beefier Wildcats inside. Noah Dickerson had 17 points and Marquese Chriss 13 for the Huskies, but Andrew Andrews, the Pac-12's leading scorer, battled foul trouble and scored only nine points on 3-of-11 shooting.

at Arizona State 84, Washington State 73: Tra Holder scored 20 points, helping the Sun Devils and Coach Bobby Hurley pick up their first Pac-12 win of the season. Kodi Justice scored 11 of 16 of his points in the second half for Arizona State (11-6, 1-3).

Ike Iroegbu led the Cougars (9-7, 1-3) with 18 points and Josh Hawkinson, the Pac-12's leading rebounder, added 15 points and 12 rebounds after being saddled with three fouls in the first half. Washington State has lost five of its last seven games.

Arizona State took advantage of a Washington State scoring drought that lasted more than eight minutes of the first half. The Cougars went from a 13-10 lead at the 13:52 mark to a 27-13 deficit after a pair of free throws from Holder with 5:43 to go until halftime.

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