Wildcats survive poor play against Stanford

Arizona played poorly, but defeated Stanford 74-67 on Wednesday night. Read on for a complete recap.

Arizona played poorly, but defeated Stanford 74-67 Thursday night at McKale.

Reid Travis scored and Dorian Pickens made a three. Michael Humphrey then got a bucket before Allonzo Trier hit one.

Reid Travis scored and Trier responded with a three. Pickens got another bucket and Stanford led 11-5 at the media timeout. 

Kobi Simmons made a three and Marcus Allen scored. Trier then made one from behind the arc and Simmons tied the game at 13 with a floater with 11:28 left in the half.

Trier made two free-throws and Humphrey hit a jumper. Rawle Alkins then made a three, but Humphrey scored again.

Lauri Markkanen scored his first points of the game with a three and Pickens then went one of two from the line.

A bucket by Chance Comanche proceeded to give the Wildcats a 23-18 lead with 7:21 remaining in the half. 

Parker Jackson-Cartwright made a three and Simmons added a three-point play. Travis then scored consecutive buckets to cut the Arizona lead to 29-22 with 4:25 left in the half. 

Alkins and Christian Sanders exchanged buckets before Alkins scored again. Pickens made a three and Ristic hit two free-throws, but a bucket by Travis and three by Marcus Allen put Arizona’s lead at only 35-32 at the half. 

Marcus Allen made two free-throws to start the half and Alkins responded with five points. Kadeem Allen then hit a three and forced a timeout with the Wildcats up 43-34.

Travis and Jackson-Cartwright scored before Humphrey and Trier did the same. Comanche then got a bucket and Simmons made a free-throw.

Travis and Marcus Allen proceeded to score to cut Arizona’s lead to 50-42 with a little under 12 minutes left. 

Comanche made a free-throw and Travis responded with a bucket. Marcus Allen then scored and Travis made one from the line. 

Trier hit two free-throws, but Travis responded with two as well. Comanche got two at the line and a bucket by Marcus Allen had Stanford within 55-51 with 7:56 remaining.

Trier made two free-throws and Travis answered with a bucket. Cartwright then scored off a teal, but Trier made two free-throws.

Travis and Ristic proceeded to score as Arizona led 61-57 with 4:58 left in regulation. 

Comanche made two free-throws, but Travis got a three-point play. Markkanen made two from the line, as did Grant Verhoeven.

Pickens made a three to time the game and two free-throws from Trier put the Wildcats up 67-65 with 2:11 left.

Marcus Allen scored, but a three by Markkanen gave Arizona a 70-67 lead with 1:37 remaining. 

Trier made two free-throws with over 20 seconds left to put the Wildcats up 72-67 as the Wildcats sealed the deal. 


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