No. 9 Arizona Rolls Past No. 22 Marquette

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By BOB BAUM
AP Sports Writer

TUCSON, Ariz. - Salim Stoudamire had a career-high seven 3-pointers andNo. 9 Arizona stormed back from a 15-point second-half deficit to hand No. 22Marquette its first loss of the season, 85-75 on Saturday.

The Wildcats (4-1) trailed 50-35 with 17:15 to play but outscored theWarriors 50-25 the rest of the way, even though Stoudamire was on the benchmost of the time with four fouls.

The run was 50-21 before a late four-point play by Marquette's Steve Novakwith 3 seconds to go.

Stoudamire, 7-for-9 from 3-point range, scored 27 points, while Hassan Adamsadded 20, 14 in the second half, and blocked two shots late for Arizona. Hisbreakaway stuff after a turnover capped a 12-0 run that put the Wildcats up74-64 with 3:42 remaining.

Channing Frye had 11 points, 13 rebounds and two blocked shots for theWildcats and Andre Iguodala also scored 11 points.

Travis Diener had 21 points and 10 assists and did not commit a turnoverwhile playing 38 minutes for Marquette (6-1). Novak also scored 21 points,including going 6-of-10 from 3-point range.

Arizona went 7-of-10 on 3s in the second half.

Stoudamire went to the bench with four fouls and his team trailing 57-53with 11:32 to play. But his teammates stepped up the intensity. Marquette hadits last lead at 64-62 when Terry Sanders made two free throws with 7:10 toplay.

Mustafa Shakur's jumper tied it, then Frye's tip-in put Arizona up for good66-64 with 6:13 remaining.

Novak scored eight, including two 3-pointers, in a 15-0 run late in thefirst half and early in the second that put the Warriors ahead 46-33 with 18:57to play. Marquette made it 50-35 on Sanders' breakaway stuff with 17:15remaining.

But Arizona outscored the Warriors 27-10 over the next 9� minutes to retakethe lead, 62-60 with 7:48 to play.

Arizona committed five turnovers in the first five minutes and Marquettetook 13-2 lead on Joe Chapman's 3-pointer with 16:15 to play.

The Wildcats used a 14-4 run to get their first lead, 26-25, on Iguodala'ssteal and stuff with 7:04 to play in the half.

After Stoudamire's fourth 3-pointer, in five attempts, put Arizona up 33-31,Marquette scored the last 10 of the half, capped by Novak's off-balance bankshot at the buzzer to go up 41-33.

Marquette was without its No. 2 scorer and leading rebounder, Scott Merritt,most of the second half because of foul trouble. Novak also had to sit withfour fouls with 7:48 to go and Arizona leading 62-60.

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