March 9, 2012
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Kyle Fogg scored 22 points and Arizona rallied with a big run after halftime to beat Oregon State 72-61 on Friday night, sending the Wildcats into the championship game of the Pac-12 Conference tournament.
Jesse Perry had 16 points and 11 rebounds, and Solomon Hill added 12 before fouling out with 5:30 to play for the fourth-seeded Wildcats (23-10), who will seek their fifth tournament title in Saturday's final at Staples Center. Arizona's four titles and 21 victories are the most of any school in the event's 15-year history.
Roberto Nelson scored 19 points, Devon Collier added 15 and Jared Cunningham had 14 for the ninth-seeded Beavers (19-14), who were cheered courtside for the third straight game by alumni Gary Payton and A.C. Green.
But even with Payton chewing out a referee, the former NBA stars couldn't help the Beavers withstand Arizona's 20-3 run that opened the second half.