Washington had absolutely no answers for Arizona in the second half as the Wildcats defeated the Huskies 99-67 Thursday night in McKale.
Kaleb Tarczewski scored to open the game and Ryan Anderson got two straight buckets. Andrew Andrews got on the board, but Anderson scored again. Marquese Chriss proceeded to get two easy shots in a row and Arizona led 8-6 at the media timeout.
Justin Simon scored, but Chriss hit a three. Parker Jackson-Cartwright then made two free-throws and Andrews scored.
Simon got a basket and Anderson made two free-throws followed by a dunk. Malik Dime then scored and Anderson made one of two free-throws to put the Wildcats up 19-13 with 11:48 left in the first half.
Matisse Thybulle made a three and Anderson responded with two from the line. Noah Dickerson and Tarczewski exchanged baskets before Andrews made a free-throw.
Dickerson and York both scored, but Tarczewski added a three-point play. A shot by Chriss then put the Wildcats up 28-25 with 7:44 remaining in the half.
Chriss scored out of the timeout and Tollefsen then hit a three. Dickerson made a shot in the paint and Anderson proceeded to match it as Arizona’s lead held at four.
Murray hit a three and Allen matched, as another bucket by Murray brought the Huskies to within 36-34 with 2:49 left in the half.
David Crisp made a three and Thybulle scored. Tarczewski and Tollefsen both got a bucket only to be followed by York and Allen. Two free-throws by Andrews then cut the Arizona lead to 44-41 at the half.
Dickerson started the half with a bucket and York came back with a three. Allen and Tarczewski made one free-throw each before Tarczewski added two more.
Murray then scored in transition, but a bucket by Dusan Ristic and Allen forced a UW timeout with Arizona leading 56-45 five minutes into the half.
Dime and Allen exchanged baskets as an ensuing three by Tollefsen forced timeout with the Wildcats’ lead at 61-47.
Tollefsen made a three and York scored. Murray made a free-throw, but Anderson scored two straight buckets.
Chriss tried to get UW back in the game, but Ristic got a three-point play and Tarczewski scored.
After an Andrews bucket, Tarczewski made two free-throws and Simon scored as Arizona led 79-52 with 7:48 remaining.
York made a three and Chriss scored a bucket. Anderson and Simon then scored, as a three by Crisp wasn’t nearly enough with the Wildcats leading 86-57 with 3:51 left.