Ross scored 15 of his 25 points in the first half, Tony Wroten added 22 and Washington pulled away in the final five minutes for a 79-70 win over Arizona on Saturday to cling to a share of first place in the Pac-12.
For the first time in their last four meetings, the Wildcats and Huskies didn't decide the outcome on the final possession. That was just fine by the Huskies (19-8, 12-3 Pac-12), who close the regular season with three straight road games.
Ross was nearly perfect inside the 3-point line, hitting 10 of the 11 shots he took inside the arc. He was 11 of 19 shooting overall, shaking off a sore shoulder and sore ankle.
Nick Johnson led Arizona (19-9, 10-5) with 20 points, but the Wildcats saw their five-game win streak snapped.