Wildcats blow out Matadors

Arizona easily defeated Cal State Northridge 86-68 on Sunday night. Read on for a complete recap of the win.

Arizona's second game of the season was an easy one, as the Wildcats defeated Cal State Northridge 86-68 on Sunday night.

Gabe York opened the game with a three, but Landon Drew answered with one of his own before a three by Stanley Johnson have Arizona a 6-3 lead a few minutes into the game.

Aaron Parks scored and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson made a free-throw. Johnson then scored and McConnell made a layup.

Tre Hale-Edmerson made a jumper, but McConnell made a three soon after. Parks and Hollis-Jefferson then exchanged hoops and Arizona took a 16-9 lead with 11:33 left in the first half.

Devonte Elliott scored and Stephen Maxwell made one of two from the line to cut Arizona’s lead to four.

Johnson proceeded to make a step back jumper before Zachary Douglas scored, but a three by York gave the Wildcats a 21-14 lead with a little over seven minutes left in the half.

Hollis-Jefferson and Ashley scored as Maxwell got a bucket for CSUN. Ashley made a free-throw and Maxwell came back with another basket, but a three by Elliott Pitts gave Arizona a 29-18 lead with 3:20 remaining in the first half.

Ashley made two free-throws, but Hale-Edmerson made one of his own and then a layup to cut the Arizona lead to ten.

Ashley and McConnell made two free-throws each, Hollis-Jefferson and Maxwell proceeded to exchange hoops and Arizona went into the half up 37-23.

Maxwell and Ashley scored the first points of the half. Stephan Hicks then scored his first points of the game, but Ashley got another basket. Johnson then got an offensive rebound and three-point play before Parks added a free-throw and Maxwell scored.

A dunk by Kaleb Tarczewski then put the Wildcats up 46-30 with 15:59 left in regulation.

Hollis-Jefferson scored and Park then made a free-throw. Parker Jackson-Cartwright made a three-pointer and Dusan Ristic added a point from the line. After a three-point play from Hollis-Jefferson, two free-throws from Parks put Arizona’s lead at 55-33 with 11:53 left.

Pitts made two free-throws and Jackson-Cartwright added a layup. Pitts then had a three-point play and made a three after a basket by Hale. Hollis-Jefferson proceeded to make two free-throws and Arizona was cruising with about ten minutes to go.

A few minutes later, Hicks made two free-throws. Ashley made a basket soon after, Taelin Webb got on the board, and York added a layup to keep Arizona’s lead at 70-43 with 7:24 left as the rest of the game played out as expected.

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