PAC-12 CHAMPS!

Arizona defeated Oregon 83-80 Saturday night to win the Pac-12 Tournament. Read on for a complete recap.

Arizona made it interest from the free-throw line, but hit just enough to hold off Oregon 83-80 and win the Pac-12 Championship Saturday night in Las Vegas.

Lauri Markkanen and Dylan Ennis scored to start the game before Dillon Brooks made two free-throws and got a bucket.

Markkanen then hit two from the line, but Tyler Dorsey scored. A basket by Keanu Pinder proceeded to cut Oregon’s lead to 8-6 at the media timeout.

Brooks and Markkanen exchanged baskets before Kadeem Allen got on the board. Chance Comanche then made a jumper, but Brooks scored four straight points to give the Ducks a 14-12 lead with 11:51 left in the half.

Comanche got a dunk and Allonzo Trier made a three. Trier then hit one of two free-throws, but a three by Brooks cut Arizona’s lead to 18-17 with 7:47 remaining in the half. 

Allen made three free-throws and then scored. Dusan Ristic got a basket, but Brooks did as well.

Comanche scored before Jordan Bell got a three-point play. Trier then made a three as Brooks soon hit two free-throws.

A dunk by Kavell Bigby-Williams proceeded to cut Arizona’s lead to 30-26 with 3:39 left in the half.

Bigby-Williams made a free-throw, but Rawle Alkins scored. Ennis got a quick basket, but Trier ended the half with a three-point lead as the Wildcats went into halftime up 35-29.

Pinder scored to start the second half as Allen and Markkanen followed with a basket to force timeout with the Wildcats leading 41-29.

Brooks scored and Alkins then hit a three. Brooks answered with a three of his own as Arizona led 44-34 at the media timeout. 

Trier made two free-throws and Payton Pritchard hit one. Trier nailed a three, but Dorsey got to the line twice and hit three total free-throws as Arizona led 49-39 with 13:37 left.

Ennis and Comanche exchanged buckets before Dorsey and Trier hit two free-throws each. Dorsey and Jackson-Cartwright proceeded to hit threes before Ennis and Markkanen scored as the Wildcats led 58-48 with 11:09 remaining.

Bell scored and then hit two free-throws. Trier and Dorsey exchanged buckets, but Ennis got a layup off a turnover.

Ristic responded with a three-point play to keep Arizona’s lead at 63-56 with just under eight minutes left. 

Dorsey scored and Jackson-Cartwright made a three. Dorsey hit one as well before Allen got a bucket.

Bell responded with a three-point play before Allen scored. Bell then made two from the line, but Alkins did also.

A bucket by Comanche then put the Wildcats up 74-66 with 3:22 remaining.

Ennis made two free-throws and Bell did as well. Allen and Dorsey proceeded to exchanged buckets as Arizona led 76-72 with 2:12 left. 

Jackson-Cartwright scored, but Brooks answered with a three. Markkanen’s two free-throws then put the Wildcats up 79-75 with 55 seconds left. 

Bell scored to cut the lead to two, but Trier got to the line and made both to seal the victory. 


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