Cats down the Dawgs

Arizona held Washington without a field goal over the last 4:25 and pulled away late for a 96-87 win. The Cats took advantage of hot shooting and great play from Mustfa Shakur.

The WIldcat point guard hit back to back threes late in the second half to propel the Wildcats. All told Shakur scored 21 points and dished out 11 assits for the Wildcats. Both thres put the Cats up five.

The Wildcats trailed by as many as 14, but used a 15-0 run late in the first half to take a brief lead and then outplayed the Huskies in the second half.

Husky freshman big man Spencer Hawes was saddled with foul trouble and could not play in the second half with the same aggressiveness that he showed in the first half.

For the game the Wildcats shot a stellar 65.3% and needed it as the Huskies shot 53.7% themselves.

Seattle native Marcus Williams scored 22 points for the Wildcats, including eight straight at one point. Six of those points came on drives when the sophomore took it right at Hawes in an effort to draw the center's fourth foul.

Chase Budinger scored 23 points, while Jawann McClellan scored 22. McClellan was feeling it from the outside, making 7-of-10 three pointers.

Quincy Pondexter, the son and nephew of former Lute Olson players at Long Beach State, scored 25 points. He was benched for the first time this season, and used that as motivation.

The Wildcats have won two in a row in Seattle, but have beaten the Huskies just three out of the last nine times they have played.


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