Saturday's game between Arizona and Washignton State was what most thought it would be, as the Wildcats won 90-66 at McKale.
Kadeem Allen and Ryan Anderson opened up the game with buckets. Josh Hawkinson then scored for the Cougars and Ike Iroegbu did as well.
Gabe York hit a three from the corner and Conor Clifford made two free-throws. Mark Tollefsen and Anderson both scored, but Charles Callison made a three.
Tarczewski nailed two from the line and Iroegbu scored again as Arizona led 13-10 at the media timeout.
Parker Jackson-Cartwright hit a three out of the timeout and Hawkinson scored. Justin Simon got his first bucket, but Callison quickly answered.
Hawkinson then scored again, as Ristic proceeded to hit a three. A jumper by Que Johnson then cut the Arizona leads to 21-18 with 11:46 left in the half.
Anderson scored and Tarczewski added two free-throws. Robert Franks hit a three from the corner, but a basket by Tarczewski and Anderson had Arizona up 29-21.
Jackson-Cartwright nailed a three, but Franks responded with one of his own. Iroegbu made a three as well and Tollefsen had a three-point play to keep the Wildcats; lead at 35-26 with 3:38 remaining in the half.
Iroegbu scored, but Tollefsen made a three. Jackson-Cartwright hot another from behind the arc before Tollefsen added a bucket,
Iroegbu made a free-throw and Clifford hit a jumper, but a three by York gave the Wildcats a 46-31 lead at the half.
Callison started the half with two free-throws, but the Wildcats then going going. Anderson had a three-point play, Allen hit a jumper from two and three, and a dunk by York forced timeout as Arizona led 56-33.
Iroegbu scored and Tarczewski did the same. Hawkinson then got a bucket to cut the lead to 21 at the media timeout.
Tarczewski made two free-throws and Hawkinson hit a jumper. York then made a three, but so did Renard Suggs.
Iroegbu made two free-throws and Ristic made one. Callison hit one of two, as a dunk by Anderson and shot by Ristic extended Arizona’s lead to 68-45 with 10:52 left.
Callison made a jumper and Jackson-Cartwright then made two free-throws. Chance Comanche got on the board after a shot by Suggs.
Clifford then got a bucket and Jackson-Cartwright made two more from the line. Allen hit a shot, but Johnson answered with two free-throws.
Anderson proceeded to make two free-throws and Tollefsen one of two to give the Wildcats a 78-53 lead with five minutes remaining.