Wildcats rout Sun Devils

Arizona found itself struggling for offens ein the first half. In the second half, it was the Sun Devils looking for an answer, as the UA cruised to a 77-58 win.

Arizona scored 25 points in the first half and it seemed it would be another ugly rivalry game.

One half later, ASU was still searching for an answer on defense.

The Wildcats used a 52-point second half to defeat Arizona State 77-58 at the Wells Fargo Center.

Sean Miller's strategy from the start was to get inside and force the ASU zone to collapse.

Eventually it worked, as the Wildcats were able to consistently get inside the paint and get easy buckets.

Derrick Williams had yet another 20 points game, missing only three shots and adding six rebounds.

Nic Wise did a good job of finding Williams inside and drawing the defense with penetration, as evidenced by his six assists.

In addition, Arizona only turned the ball over five times and seemed content to take what was given to it on offense.

ASU on the other hand was poor on offense and had absolutely no answers.

The Sun Devils shot only 30 percent and were never able to get into a rhythm. Although it was a poor shooting night, the UA forced the tempo and it seemed that the Sun Devils struggled at times because of it.

The win ends the five game winning streak to ASU and gives Arizona a chance to come out of this following week in first place.

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