Huskies Fall on Road to No. 20 Arizona, 84-54
Feb. 3, 2007
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Freshman Jordan Hill scored a career-high 16 points and Jawann McClellan added 15 off the bench to lead No. 20 Arizona to an 84-54 victory over Washington on Saturday.
Arizona (15-7, 6-5 Pac-10) shot 57 percent from the field to avoid its first three-game home losing streak since 1983-84.
The Wildcats, who had lost six of their last eight games, had shot only 42 percent from the field since beating Washington 96-87 on Jan. 4. Hill hit 7-of-9 field goal attempts and also grabbed eight rebounds and blocked five shots.
Artem Wallace had 12 points for Washington (14-8, 4-7), which had its three-game winning streak broken. Jon Brockman added 10.
Arizona had lost six of eight games, the team's worst prolonged stretch since Lute Olson's first season, 1983-84, when the team went 11-17 after winning four games the previous season.
The Wildcats had five players in double figures. Chase Budinger scored 15 points, Ivan Radenovic had 14 and Marcus Williams added 11.
Arizona led 45-26 at halftime and was never threatened in the second half.
The Wildcats locked up the game with a 13-0 run midway through the second half, sparked by a reverse lay-in by Radenovic with 13:19 remaining. Hill scored six points and blocked a shot during the run.
Washington, which averages 82 points per game, had trouble against Arizona's zone defense, shooting only 38 percent.