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Arizona easily wins exhibition

Arizona easily won its exhibition on Tuesday night. Read on for a complete recap.

Arizona made it look easy on Tuesday night as it defeated the College of Idaho 86-35 at McKale.

Lauri Markkanen scored two buckets to start the game and Parker Jackson-Cartwright got on the board.

Emmanuel Morgan then hit a three and Jackson-Cartwright made two from the line. Dusan Ristic scored and hit another basket after one by Jackson-Cartwright as the Wildcats led 14-3 at the media timeout. 

Keanu Pinder scored two baskets in a row and Kobi Simmons scored in the lane. Dusan Ristic got a bucket and Markkanen added two of his own as Arizona extended its lead to 26-3 with 10:03 left in the half. 

Rawle Alkins got his first two points of the game at the free-throw line and Morgan scored again for the Yotes.

Pinder then got another dunk and Arizona led 30-5 at the media timeout.

Simmons scored in the land and Ristic added a basket. Kadeem Allen scored his first points of the game with two free-throws and added a three to extend the lead to 34.

Joey Nebeker made a free-throw, but Simmons scored and Arizona took a 43-6 lead into the media timeout with 3:56 left in the first half. 

Ray Smith made two free-throws and Jackson-Cartwright made one of two. Alkins scored a layup and Allen made two free-throws.

Aziz Leeks scored for the Yotes and Curtis Brewer made one free-throw as Arizona went into halftime up 50-9. 

Aitor Zubizarreta started the second half with two free-throws and Alkins quickly responded with a bucket.

Dominique Jordan and Ristic exchanged baskets before Jackson-Cartwright, Allen, and Alkins all scored to put Arizona up 60-13 at the media timeout.

Jackson-Cartwright made two free-throws and Roosevelt Adams and Jordan hit consecutive threes.

Ray Smith scored and was followed by a bucket from Simmons. Smith then appeared to injure his knee and was carried to the back with by a trainer.

Pinder scored out of the timeout and the Wildcats took a 68-19 lead with 11:55 left in regulation. 

Simmons and Alkins scored before Adams got a basket. Allen and Duniphan then exchanged hoops as Arizona’s lead held at 74-23 as the Wildcats started to put in walk-ons with about seven minutes left. 

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