OR at No. 17 Arizona tops the Pac-12 this week

Elias Hubbard
January 14, 2018

Expect the Wildcats to play hard against OR (11-5, 1-2), which has lost two of three Pac-12 games after a strong nonconference run.

Deandre Ayton finished with a game-high 26 points while Dusan Ristic secured his third double-double of the season with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Allonzo Trier led all scorers with 21 points.

The Beavers feature a sneaky-good trio of sophomore Tres Tinkle (son of OSU Coach Wayne Tinkle) and juniors Stephen Thompson Jr. and Drew Eubanks-who average 18.3, 16.5 and 13.8 points per game this season.

Arizona finally got the lead with six straight points, including a breakaway dunk by Trier and a spinning reverse dunk by Alkins, both baskets off turnovers, and the Wildcats led with 16:30 to play.

The Wildcats started the game 0-4 from deep and let Oregon State take a 9-2 lead by the first media timeout.

Pickens, who came in 10 for 35 from three-point range this season, made seven of 10 three-pointers.

The Wildcats took a 36-35 lead on a 3-pointer from Jackson-Cartwright with 10:25 left and pushed it to three points when Ayton crashed in for a fast-break layup.

OR at No. 17 Arizona tops the Pac-12 this week
OR at No. 17 Arizona tops the Pac-12 this week

ON THE WOMEN'S SIDE: No. 18 Arizona State faces its most hard road trip of the season when it plays No. 22 Oregon State on Friday, then at No. 8 Oregon on Sunday.

USF 78, Loyola Marymount 60: Anna Seilund had 23 points and 12 rebounds for the host Dons (8-8, 3-2).

The Wildcats cut a 20-point deficit down to as few as three points in the loss to the Buffaloes. Its previous low was 63 in a victory over St. Louis.

After a slow start offensively, Arizona men's basketball trails Oregon State 22-21 at halftime in the McKale Center. The two men combined for seven of the eight made 3-pointers for OR on the night.

Arizona forward Rawle Alkins had 11 points, including seven in the final 7 1/2 minutes, when the Beavers never got closer than seven.

UCLA 83, Utah 64: Aaron Holiday scored 20 points to lead the host Bruins (13-4, 4-1 Pac-12) past the Utes (10-6, 2-3).

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