No. 7 Wildcats Slip Past Cardinal, 89-75
Dec. 30, 2006
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -Marcus Williams scored 23 points and Ivan Radenovic added 22 as No. 7 Arizona rallied to beat Stanford 89-75 on Saturday for its 11th straight victory.
The Wildcats (11-1, 2-0 Pac-10) blew a 13-point first-half lead and fell behind by five midway through the second half. But the Wildcats buried the Cardinal's upset hopes by closing the game on a 19-6 run.
Arizona's 11-game winning streak is its longest since 2001. That streak ended with a loss to Duke in the national championship game.
Point guard Mustafa Shakur had 18 points and nine assists for the Wildcats, who shot 61.2 percent from the field, including going 8-of-10 from beyond the 3-point arc.
Arizona's 13-point lead evaporated early in the second half as the Cardinal exploited the Wildcats' weak interior. But after Stanford took a 61-56 lead with 12:40 to play, the Wildcats went on an 11-0 run and never trailed again.