Arizona bounces back with easy win

Arizona defeated Irvine at McKale Tuesday night. Read on for a full recap.

Arizona was clearly better than Irvine on Tuesday night as it won 79-57 at McKale Center.

Kadeem Allen made a free-throw, but Max Hazzard hit a two. Dusan Ristic and Lauri Markkanen got on the board before Rawle Alkins hit a free-throw.

Jaron Martin made a three and Allen scored again as Arizona led 8-5 at the media timeout. 

Markkanen and Alkins hit a three each before Brad Greene made a basket. Two free-throws by Kobi Simmons then put the Wildcats up 16-7 with 11:44 left in the half. 

Ioannis Dimakopoulos made one of two free-throws and Martin scored, but Ristic matched it next trip down court.

Eyyasu Worku scored and Dimakopoulos made a free-throw. Ristic made two from the line, but Martin scored as Arizona led 20-15 with 7:39 remaining in the half.

Alkins made two free-throws and Martin then scored. After a bucket by Ristic, Martin hit a three and that was followed by another basket from Ristic.

Spencer Rivers made a free-throw and Pinder hit two. Ristic also scored as Arizona led 30-21 with 3:33 left in the half.

Greene scored, but Arizona proceeded to get a bucket from Allen and Ristic. Allen scored again and then made a three to extend the lead to 39-23 at the half.

Hazzard and Martin scored to start the half, but Markkanen made a three. Hazzard and Pinder then scored before Hazzard and Allen exchanged buckets and Arizona led 46-31 with 15:47 left. 

Allen made a free-throw and Simmons hit a three before a bucket by Ristic forced a timeout with Arizona up 21. 

Worku scored and Jonathan Galloway made two free-throws. Pinder then got a bucket and Galloway made one free-throw.

Evan Leonard and Chance Comanche exchanged buckets before Leonard made a free-throw. Markkanen scored in the lane and John Edgar Jr. scored.

A bucket by Markkanen proceeded to put the Wildcats up 60-41 with just under seven minutes left.

Markkanen made a three and Ristic scored. After a bucket by Tommy Rutherford, Alkins hit a three.

Dimakopoulos scored, but a three by Markkanen put Arizona up 71-47 with 4:02 remaining.


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