The Arizona Wildcats put on one of the more impressive displays in college basketball this season, shellacking the Washington State Cougars in a 60-25 victory Thursday. The Wildcats held the Cougars to just seven first-half points, easily outpacing their conference mates for an easy win to start their Pac-12 season.
The nation's No. 1 team held their opponents to 20 percent shooting on the day, one of the worst performance by a power-conference team this season. The Cougars followed their seven-point first half by scoring seven more points over the next ten minutes.
Arizona didn't need much on offense to win, but got a balanced performance from its deep roster. Center Kaleb Tarczewski led the way with 11 points while super frosh Aaron Gordon had 5 points and ten rebounds. The Wildcats blocked six Cougar shots and outrebounded WSU 42-28.
The next test for the top-ranked team will be a trip to Westwood to play UCLA next Thursday. The Wildcats play Washington on Saturday, but the sad-sack Huskies should offer little more resistance to the Wildcats than their in-state rivals.