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TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Nick Johnson scored 22 points and Aaron Gordon provided a huge boost despite a rough shooting night, helping top-ranked Arizona pull away from Utah 65-56 Sunday night for its school-record 20th straight win.
Off to its best start in Pac-12 play since the 2002-03 season, top-ranked Arizona heads into Sunday night's showdown needing a victory to establish a new program record for longest winning streak.
University of Arizona freshman forward Aaron Gordon was named to the Wayman Tisdale Award midseason watch list on Friday in an announcement by the United States Basketball Writers Association.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Nick Johnson scored 18 points, Brandon Ashley added 15 and top-ranked Arizona remained unbeaten with a 69-57 win over Colorado on Thursday night.
University of Arizona men's basketball student-athletes Nick Johnson and Aaron Gordon were named to the Oscar Robertson Trophy midseason watch list on Thursday in an announcement by the United States Basketball Writers Association.
University of Arizona men's basketball student-athletes Nick Johnson and Aaron Gordon were named to the John R. Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 on Wednesday in an announcement by the Los Angeles Athletic Club.
Off to its best start in Pac-12 play since the 2002-03 season, top-ranked Arizona heads into Thursday night's showdown with Colorado a win away from tying the longest winning streak in program history.
Korcheck, the Tucson native and graduate of Sabino High School, draws the most attention from the fans sitting near the court and those passing by during warmups.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Nick Johnson had 17 points, Aaron Gordon added 16 and top-ranked Arizona jumped on rival Arizona State early in a 91-68 rout Thursday night. Arizona (18-0, 5-0 Pac-12) raced out to a 21-point lead in the first half and didn't let up, extending the best start in school history with a flurry of dunks and 3-pointers. The Wildcats put seven players in double figures, shot 56 percent and had 21 assists on 34 field goals to beat the Sun Devils for the sixth time in seven games. Kaleb Tarczewski had 12 points and eight rebounds, and T.J. McConnell added 10 points and six assists for Arizona. Arizona State (13-5, 2-3) played without second-leading scorer Jermaine Marshall and had trouble with Arizona's size all night, shooting 34 percent. Jahii Carson had 20 points and five assists, but struggled early and had at least four shots blocked. Bo Barnes added 13 points for the Sun Devils, who had 18 turnovers and seven assists. Arizona has gotten off to the best start in school history behind its defense The Wildcats entered the game fourth nationally in scoring at 56 points per game, seventh in field goal percentage at 37 percent and 13th in 3-point shooting at 28 percent. Arizona State was already going to have a tough time against the long, athletic Wildcats and it certainly didn't help that Marshall was out after injuring his groin in practice this week. Revved up by the boisterous crowd, Arizona was at its defensive best early, contesting every shot, pass and dribble. Arizona State missed 15 of its first 17 shots and Carson had nowhere to go against Arizona's pressure - particularly McConnell - while missing his first five shots. After a jittery offensive start, the Wildcats started hitting from everywhere, racing out to a 21-point lead while making 14 of 28 shots. The Sun Devils started to shoot a little better late in the
Off to a 4-0 start in Pac-12 play, top-ranked Arizona looks to win its third in a row over its in-state rival on Thursday when it hosts Arizona State for a 7 p.m. tip.