Jan. 8, 2009
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Chase Budinger scored 20 points and the Arizona Wildcats won their first Pac-10 game of the season Thursday night by beating cold-shooting Oregon 67-52.
Jamelle Horne added 15 points on 5-for-5 shooting for the Wildcats (10-5, 1-2 Pac-10). No player reached double figures for the Ducks (6-9, 0-3), who shot 37 percent.
Oregon was 4-for-22 on 3-pointers, and two of ones that went in came 1 1/2 minute with the outcome long since determined.
Budinger, who had shot 24 percent (12-for-50) in his previous four games, still struggled from outside, going 1-for-5 on 3s, but he was 7-for-10 inside the 3-point line.
Michael Dunigan and Matthew Humphrey scored nine apiece for Oregon.
The Ducks' leading scorer for the season, Tajuan Porter, finished with two points. He made just one of seven shots and was 0-for-4 on 3s.
Jordan Hill had nine points and 12 rebounds for Arizona. He had six points and 10 boards in the first half, when the Wildcats built a 30-19 lead.