TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona went on an enormous run, then had a rash of turnovers and defensive errors to let Oregon again in it. The Wildcats once more went on an enormous run, once more allowed the Geese to rally.
A 3rd time put Oregon away.
Allonzo Trier scored 25 factors, Deandre Ayton added 24 and No. 17 Arizona used that late run to outlast Oregon ninety-eighty three on Saturday.
“It is an enormous win, particularly since Oregon is rolling and had an enormous win in Phoenix towards ASU,” stated Arizona’s Rawle Alkins, who had thirteen factors and 6 assists. “We needed to shield our residence courtroom.”
Arizona (14-four, four-1 Pac-12) grinded out a protection-dominated win over Oregon State on Thursday. It was all concerning the offense on Saturday, two lengthy, athletic groups buying and selling runs all through an entertaining recreation.
Arizona had the final one, scoring eight straight factors to go up eighty four-seventy seven with seventy two seconds left. The Wildcats shot fifty three % from the sector to beat the staff that ended their forty nine-recreation residence-courtroom profitable streak a yr in the past.
Oregon (12-6, 2-three) rallied from double-digit deficits 3 times, however could not muster a remaining comeback to go away the desert with a cut up between the Pac-12’s two Arizona faculties.
Elijah Brown scored 25 factors and MiKyle McIntosh had 20 for the Geese.
“The final four minutes have been the distinction,” stated Oregon guard Payton Pritchard, who had 12 factors and 7 assists. “However I feel we made a bounce this week.”
Oregon had been in a funk earlier than this week, dropping two of its first three Pac-12 video games, together with a disheartening seventy six-sixty four setback towards rival Oregon State.
The Geese bounced again on Thursday with a robust all-round recreation, knocking of No. eleven Arizona State seventy six-seventy two for his or her first win as an unranked group towards a prime-eleven workforce in forty one years.
Oregon dominated the Solar Devils within the paint, outscoring them by 22 inside whereas grabbing 15 offensive rebounds.
Arizona, with Ayton and fellow 7-footer Dusan Ristic inside, was actually a a lot greater…