Arizona got off to a fast start at Washington Friday and never looked back as the Wildcats defeated the Huskies 86-62.
Elliott Pitts made a three and Ashley followed with a bucket. After two free-throws by Andrews, Hollis-Jefferson got a three-point play. Ashley and Johnson then scored to force a timeout with Arizona up 24-11with 10:24 left in the half.
Johnson got a three-point play and Kaleb Tarczewski scored consecutive baskets to extend Arizona’s lead.
Kemp scored, but York answered with a three. Kemp then made a free-throw and Hollis-Jefferson scored. Kemp and Andrews got baskets to force Sean Miller to call timeout with the Wildcats leading 36-18 with 4:22 remaining in the half.
Kemp scored and Johnson made a three. Kemp then made two free-throws and Johnson got a basket. Mike Anderson and McConnell exchanged hoops to end the half with the Wildcats up 43-24.
Tarczewski and Kemp scored to start the half and Ashley got a bucket. Anderson made two free-throws before Nigel Williams-Goss made a three.
After a basket by Tarczewski, Dorsey made a three. Hollis-Jefferson scored and York made four consecutive free-throw to put Arizona up 55-34 a few minutes into the half.
Andrews made two free-throws and Hollis-Jefferson then scored. Williams-Goss made two from the line before York got a basket. Quevyn Winters got his first basket and Anderson added one of his own.
Gilles Dierickx proceeded to get a basket and the Huskies cut Arizona’s lead to 60-44 with just over ten minutes left.
Ashley made one free-throw and Johnson added a bucket. Williams-Goss then made two free-throws and Johnson matched. Winters scored and two threes from Andrews had Miller calling timeout with the UA lead down to 11 with 8:16 remaining.
Hollis-Jefferson scored and McConnell made two free-throws. Pitts then scored and Anderson made two from the line. After two from Johnson, he scored again and Pitts made a floater to bring Arizona’s lead to 21 with about five minutes left.
Hollis-Jefferson scored consecutive baskets and after two free-throws by Andrews, Hollis-Jefferson made two and Ashley hit a jumper to put a stamp on the win.