TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Tatum Brown scored 17 points as No. 17 Arizona routed Northern Illinois 78-46 on Wednesday night to improve to 9-0, matching the best start in school history.
The Wildcats also started the 1995-96 season 9-0.
Elizabeth Pickney and Reshea Bristol each added 14 points for Arizona. Kristan Knake led Northern Illinois (1-7) with 12 points.
The Wildcats broke it open with a 19-4 run in the first half, advancing to a 37-19 lead at halftime. Northern Illinois managed to draw to within 15 three times early in the second half, but would come no closer as Arizona put on a 21-4 spurt that pushed the lead to 32 (64-32) at 8:24.