Arizona moved to 14-3 on the season and got even at 2-2 in Pac-12 play with a 99-67 win over Washington. Here's a closer look at what happened:
Player of the Game:
Kaleb Tarczewski - The senior came up big for the Wildcats, playing a solid all-around game. Tarczewski picked up his third double-double in as many games, finishing with 16 points and 13 rebounds on the night. The big man has played exceptionally well since returning from his foot injury and brought the veteran presence that the Wildcats needed after suffering back-to-back losses.
* Late in the first half, Arizona found itself down for the first time all night, 39-36. Gabe York found Tarczewski for an easy dunk and Mark Tollefsen hit a floater in the lane to regain the lead. York added a runner in traffic and Kadeem Allen put in a reverse layup to cap the 8-0 run that sent the Wildcats into halftime with the lead.
* The Wildcats used that momentum to start hot in the second half. Arizona used a 12-2 run, sparked by three-pointers from Allen and York to jump ahead for good. During that stretch, the Wildcats also got a basket from Dusan Ristic and several free throws from Tarczewski.
* The final straw for Washington came midway through the second half when Allen found Tarczewski cutting to the basket. The big man threw down a monster dunk, getting fouled by Marquese Chriss in the process. It was the fifth foul for Chriss, who was arguably the hottest player for the Huskies in the game. The dunk gave Arizona a 75-50 lead and the Wildcats never looked back.
Stat of the Game:
30.3 - The Washington Huskies shot an incredible 51 percent from the field in the first half, but couldn't find the bottom of the bucket at all in the second half. Arizona's defense clamped down, playing with much more fire after halftime and held Washington to just 30 percent from the field. The poor shooting from the Huskies was instrumental in allowing the Wildcats to pull away.
“We are down another player, which can take your spirit, and I thought we fed off of the energy of our crowd in the second half," Miller said.
"The coaches told me after the last game that everyone has a bad game and to just get back to doing what I do best," Anderson said. "They told me to play hard and try to rebound the ball."