Arizona destroys Arizona State

Arizona easily defeated Arizona State 99-61 on Wednesday night. Read on for a complete recap.

It was apparent from the start of Wednesday night's game that Arizona State never had a chance.

The Wildcats played one of their better games of the season to defeat the Sun Devils 99-61 at McKale. 

Allonzo Trier scored the first four points of the game and Gabe York got a layup off a turnover as Bobby Hurley called timeout down 6-0 only three minutes into the game.

Kaleb Tarczewski scored off a rebound and Gerry Blakes finally put ASU on the board as the Wildcats led 8-2 at the media timeout. 

Dusan Ristic got a three-point play, but Obinna Oleka scored. Tarczewski then got a bucket and Ryan Anderson a lob dunk.

Willie Atwood hit a three to cut the Arizona lead to 15-7 with 11:50 left in the first half. 

Anderson made two free-throws and Kodi Justice score din the lane. Eric Jacobsen hit two from the line and Andre Spight and Oleka made a three-pointer each to tie the game at 17 with 8:11 remaining in the half. 

York made a shot, but Blakes responded with a three. York and Anderson then both got baskets, as Tra Holder scored.

York proceeded to make a three from the corner to extend Arizona’s lead to 26-22 with under four minutes left in the first half. 

Parker Jackson-Cartwright scored and Trier added a three. After a free-throw by Blakes, Trier got a three-point play.

Ristic scored and Holder and Anderson exchanged one free-throw each. Trier then went one of two from the line and Arizona led 38-24 at the half. 

Tarczewski started the half with two free-throws and Anderson added a basket. Blakes scored, but consecutive threes by Trier and York extended Arizona’s lead to 48-26 and forced ASU to call timeout. 

Jackson-Cartwright scored and Trier made two free-throws. Oleka and Ristic exchanged baskets before Spight made two free-throws.

Ristic got a bucket, but Jacobsen picked up a three-point play. Anderson and Spight both hit two free-throws before Anderson scored again.

Kadeem Allen hit a three and a layup. Oleka made a three of his own, but Allen and Spight scored again.

Jackson-Cartwright nailed a three, as a basket by Holder brought ASU to within 70-42 with about then minutes left. 

Jackson-Cartwright made a free-throw and Blakes scored. Mark Tollefsen then got a basket and Trier added two from the line. 

Oleka made a shot and then hit a three after a free-throw by Ristic as the Wildcats led 76-49 with 7:24 left. 

Holder made two free-throws and Anderson got a dunk. Trier and Ristic both made two free-throws each before Allen got a bucket and Arizona went up 84-52 with over five minutes left. 

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