TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Stanley Johnson and Gabe York each scored 18 points, and No. 3 Arizona blitzed Gardner-Webb during a 16-0 second-half run to roll over the Bulldogs 91-65 Tuesday night.
Fresh off an MVP performance at the EA Sports Maui Invitational, freshman forward Stanley Johnson was named Pac-12 Player of the Week on Monday in a release by the conference office.
Arizona and Gardner-Webb face off for the first time in men's basketball on Tuesday night as the Wildcats open a season-long five-game homestand.
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) - Stanley Johnson had 18 points and nine rebounds, helping No. 3 Arizona gut out a 61-59 victory over No. 15 San Diego State for its second Maui Invitational Wednesday night.
For the third time in just over a calendar year and the ninth time in the last nine seasons, Arizona and San Diego State will face off on the hardwood when they meet on Wednesday night in the championship game of the EA Sports Maui Invitational.
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) - Kaleb Tarczewski scored 18 points, Gabe York added 15 and No. 3 Arizona hung on to win its first close game of the season, beating Kansas State 72-68 Tuesday in the Maui Invitational semifinals.
No. 3/4 Arizona will face Kansas State on Tuesday in the semifinals of the EA Sports Maui Invitational, marking the 14th meeting between the programs and the first in roughly 15 years; UA has won the last two matchups with KSU.
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) - Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Brandon Ashley each scored 15 points, helping No. 2 Arizona wear down Missouri for a 72-53 victory in the opening round the Maui Invitational on Monday.
Second-ranked Arizona will open the Championship Round of the EA Sports Maui Invitational on Monday afternoon when it faces Missouri; the teams have split their only two previous meetings and haven't squared off since the 1994 NCAA Tournament.
The Arizona men's basketball program will take part in the 2015 DIRECTV Wooden Legacy, as ESPN announced next season's fields for its proprietary tournaments on Thursday.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Rondae Hollis-Jefferson scored 19 points and No. 2 Arizona used a stifling defense in a decisive second-half run to give the Wildcats a 71-54 victory over Cal-Irvine on Wednesday night.
Second-ranked Arizona will play its third game in six days on Wednesday, as it looks to run its record to 3-0 when it faces preseason Big West favorite UC Irvine at McKale Center.