No. 14 Arizona Tops Manhattan

Dec. 21, 2004

AP Sports Writer

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Salim Stoudamire returned to coach Lute Olson's goodgraces and matched his career-best with seven 3-pointers, leading No. 14Arizona to a 105-75 rout of Manhattan on Tuesday night.

Stoudamire made his first seven 3-point shots, then threw up an air ball inan attempt to tie Jason Gardner's school record. He finished with 23 points on7-of-9 shooting in 20 minutes.

Channing Frye added 18 points and 11 rebounds for the Wildcats (8-2), whowon their fifth straight in their highest-scoring game of the season. JawannMcClellan scored 12 and Isaiah Fox had 11 for Arizona.

Freshman C.J. Anderson scored 22 points on 7-for-9 shooting for Manhattan(4-3). Arturo Dubois added 17 points and Peter Mulligan had 14 for the Jaspers,who committed 24 turnovers. Mulligan had eight of them and Jason Wingate seven.

Stoudamire scored 17 points, all but two on 3-pointers, in 12 minutes of thefirst half.

He was suspended for Saturday's win at Marquette because of his pouting inthe previous game against Utah, when he was held scoreless for the third timein his 101 college games and took a career-low one shot.

After scoring 48 points at Marquette - Arizona's lowest total in 19 seasons- the Wildcats blew open a 57-29 halftime lead against the overmatched Jaspers.

Stoudamire didn't start, but entered with 14:49 to play in the first halfand scored 11 points in the next 7 minutes.

Arizona bolted to an 18-2 lead on Stoudamire's steal, followed by ChrisRodgers' jumper with 11:20 left.

The lead reached 34-12 on Stoudamire's 3-pointer, and 48-20 after Frye'sthree-point play with 5:17 remaining in the half.

In the first half, the Wildcats shot 60 percent, including 8-of-13 on3-pointers. Manhattan, meanwhile, was 0-for-8 on 3s in the first half.

Arizona led by as many as 43 points in the second half.

Stoudamire, a senior, has made seven 3-pointers in a game four times in hiscareer.

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