Killer B's sting Huskies

TUCSON—Washington had no answer for Arizona's offense Saturday afternoon, particularly the hot shooting of freshman Jerryd Bayless and sophomore Chase Budinger, as the Wildcats cruised to an easy 84-69 victory at the McHale Center.

Bayless and Budinger connected on five 3-pointers apiece and combined for 51 points. Bayless led the way with 26 points on 9-of-11 shooting, while Budinger poured in 25 on 8-of-15 shooting. Arizona power forward Jordan Hill added 16 points, 11 rebounds and five blocked shots.

The Wildcats shot 62 percent from the field for the game, and were 13-of-22 from 3-point range. The Huskies, meanwhile, shot 53 percent from the field.

Washington (12-8, 3-4 Pac-10), which saw its three-game winning streak come to an end, was led by the 24 points of junior forward Jon Brockman, who battered and bruised the Wildcats inside the paint all game. Ryan Appleby added 13 and connected on four 3-pointers, and reserve center Joe Wolfinger chipped in with 11 points, his highest total since notching a career-high 12 points against Texas A&M on Nov. 21.

Arizona (14-6, 4-3) maintained a slim lead throughout the first half, but the Huskies stayed within striking distance and trimmed the Wildcats' lead to 37-32 shortly before halftime. The Wildcats went on an 8-0 run to end the half, however, and took a 45-32 lead to the locker room.

The second half was no kinder to the visitors from Seattle, as Arizona's hot shooting continued—the Wildcats connected on 9-of-14 3-pointers after halftime and never relinquished their double-digit lead.

Washington's Matthew Bryan-Amaning, Joel Smith and Artem Wallace were all held scoreless.
Points: Brockman 24, Appleby 13, Wolfinger 11, Pondexter 7, Dentmon 6, Morris 4, Overton 2, Holliday 2
Minutes: Appleby 34, Brockman 27, Morris 26, Dentmon 25, Pondexter 25, Wolfinger 16, Overton 15, Smith 12, Bryan-Amaning 11, Wallace 5, Holiday 4
Rebounds: Brockman 6, Wolfinger 6, Pondexter 5, Bryan-Amaning 2, Overton 1, Morris 1, Appleby 1, Dentmon 1, TEAM 1
Assists: Morris 4, Dentmon 4, Overton 2, Appleby 2, Holiday 2, Pondexter 2, Smith 1, Wolfinger 1
Steals: Overton 1, Dentmon 1, Smith 1
Blocks: Holiday 1 Top Stories