Arizona moved to 19-5 on the season and got moved to 7-4 in Pac-12 play with a 77-72 win over Washington. Here's a closer look at what happened:
Player of the Game:
Ryan Anderson - The senior continued to dominate Pac-12 play with his 12th double-double of the season. Anderson finished with 22 points and 15 rebounds on the night. While he was quiet to start the second half, the forward picked it up down the stretch to help lead his team to victory, including a pivotal rebound and two free throws to seal the game.
* Late in the first half, Arizona found itself down by two before Gabe York took over the game for the remainder of the period. York found Kaleb Tarczewski inside for an easy basket and then hit back-to-back threes. The Wildcats used the 8-0 run to take a 44-38 lead into halftime.
* Arizona and Washington both went back and forth in the second half, trading leads. The Huskies were able to tie the game up with just minutes remaining. York missed a shot early in the shot clock and Andrew Andrews hit a long ball in transition to tie the game at 66 and set up the final four minutes of the game.
* The final minutes of the game were intense as both teams traded shots with each other. Kadeem Allen hit a three with just over a minute to go to put the Wildcats up by five. Andrews got two free throws to cut the lead down to three. Arizona got a clutch offensive rebound and free throws from Anderson, but Washington was unable to score as the Wildcats came away with the victory.
Stat of the Game:
20 - The Washington Huskies forced Arizona to push the tempo in the game and it played right into their hands. The Wildcats turned the ball over an astonishing 20 times. Washington was able to capitalize on all the takeaway, scoring 31 points off of turnovers. It was instrumental in keeping the Huskies in the game throughout the day and almost cost Arizona the game.
"I will credit our teams resiliency, experience, and being able to play through those segments in front of a great crowd and really a talented team," Miller said.
"The last couple of weeks we've been focusing on the details with our bigs and the little things we can get better at individually have helped us be successful," Anderson said.