No. 10 Arizona Downs Oregon
Feb. 17, 2005
By BOB BAUM
AP Sports Writer
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Salim Stoudamire shook off a slow start to score 22points and the 10th-ranked Arizona Wildcats made 21 of 30 shots in the secondhalf to rout Oregon 92-67 on Thursday night.
Channing Frye scored 19 points and blocked a career-high seven shots inArizona's fifth consecutive victory. Hassan Adams scored 17, 12 in the secondhalf, and Chris Rodgers had 11 points and a career-best nine assists for thePac-10 leading Wildcats.
Arizona (22-4, 12-2 Pac-10) was 20-of-26 in the second half before coachLute Olson emptied his bench with three minutes to play.
Malik Hairston scored a career-high 21 points on 10-for-12 shooting for theDucks (12-10, 4-9), losers of seven of eight and in danger of failing to makethe conference tournament. Bryce Taylor added 15 points. Aaron Brooks scored 10and had six assists, but committed 10 of Oregon's 19 turnovers.
Arizona made six shots in a row, and Adams scored eight points, in a 16-4run that put the Wildcats up 68-51 with 9:06 remaining. Frye had a three-pointplay and Stoudamire a 3-pointer during the surge.
Oregon cut it to 68-56, but Arizona responded with a 13-3 outburst,highlighted by Stoudamire's 25-foot 3-pointer, to go up 81-59 on Rodgers'16-footer with 3:43 remaining.
The Wildcats shot just 37 percent in the first half (14-for-38), but took 13more shots than the Ducks (12-for-25) and led 43-34. Frye scored 12 in thefirst half despite missing a handful of point-blank attempts. Oregon committednine first-half turnovers to Arizona's two.
Frye's inside basket with 6:59 left in the half gave Arizona a 30-24 lead,and Jawann McClellan's 3-pointer made it 35-28.
Stoudamire, 1-for-7 up to that time, finished the half with an NBA-range3-pointer to give Arizona its nine-point halftime edge. The Division I leaderin 3-point shooting, Stoudamire was 4-for-6 in this one.
Frye's basket opened the second half, but the Ducks scored the next pointsto cut it to 45-40 on Hairston's steal and breakaway stuff. Arizona outscoredOregon 47-22 after that.
Oregon was without Ian Crosswhite, suspended for athletic department ruleviolations for last week's games, then kicked off the team on Tuesday.
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