Strong First Half Run Holds Off Oregon

Arizona came into the game following a scare from UCLA before Salim Stoudamire's last second three lifted the Cats to Victory. Stoudamire used that momentum and continued it against the Ducks as Arizona won 74-66.

Arizona struggled early on in the game before a 20-3 run in the first half gave Arizona a 37-23 lead. Arizona held onto the lead for most of the game despite a late scare from the Ducks.

Salim Stoudamire added 12 points in the run including back-to-back three pointers. Stoudamire had another excellent game as he had a total of 27 points, 20 in the first half along with five rebounds.

Hassan Adams was another key contributor in the first half run with six points. Adams had one of his best games this season with 13 points, six rebounds, six assists, and six steals on the night.

At halftime Arizona led 42-29, but Oregon was motivated in the second half and pulled within two points late in the game to make the score 56-54 on the strength of a 15-2 run.

However, Arizona proved to be too much for the Ducks, and earned their victory late.

While Stoudamire and Adams were clearly the game's best players, Channing Frye contributed a quiet 17 points, seven rebounds and four blocks in the win.

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