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Cats Put Up 103 in Exhibition Romp
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 11/10/2005
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TUCSON (AP)-No. 10 ranked Arizona used a harassing defense and a balanced offense led by Chris Rodgers' 19 points to defeat Sonoma State 103-63 on Wednesday in an exhibition game.

The Wildcats played an aggressive man-to-man defense to hold Sonoma State without a field goal for almost nine minutes to take a 64-29 lead by halftime and limit it to 33 percent shooting for the game.

Arizona's offense was attacking with five players scoring in double figures, including Marcus Williams and Hassan Adams scoring 17 and 13 points, respectively. Sonoma State was led by the 14 points from Vince Inglima.

The Wildcats, which shot 54 percent overall from the field, came out of the halftime break with an 11-2 run to go ahead 75-31 with Williams capping the quick burst with a driving lay-in.

Rodgers led Arizona's offense in the first half by scoring 17 of his points. He made 6 of 8 shots at the break, including all five of his three-point attempts.

Rodgers was the catalyst when Arizona scored 10-straight late the first half by making a pair of three-pointers to build a 50-24 lead. He had another three-pointer in the final three minutes of the half during a

24-5 Wildcat run.

Sonoma State had a 13-9 lead with 16:35 left before finally getting its next field goal almost nine minutes and 22 Arizona points later to trail 31-17.

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