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No. 1 Arizona pulls away late to beat Washington 71-62

No. 1 Arizona pulls away late to beat Washington 71-62
Washington's head coach Lorenzo Romar, second from right, listens to his staff discuss game strategy during a time-out against Arizona in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 in Tucson, Ariz. Arizona won 71 - 62. (AP Photo/John MIller)
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TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Nick Johnson scored 24 points and Aaron Gordon had 18 points and 11 rebounds, and top-ranked Arizona beat Washington 71-62 on Saturday.

The Wildcats (15-0, 2-0 Pacific-12) are off to their best start since 1931-32, when the team set a school record with 16 wins to open the season.

T.J. McConnell added six assists, five rebounds and four steals.

C.J. Wilcox led Washington (9-6, 1-1) with 20 points. Perris Blackwell had 12 points and 12 rebounds. Freshman Nigel Williams-Goss chipped in 9 points and 4 assists.

Arizona trailed by two at halftime but pulled away as the Huskies shot 10 of 33 in the second half, missing all seven 3-point attempts.
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