January 11, 1998 in Sports

Arizona Finds That Look, Buries Huskies

Associated Press
 

Pac-10

If Arizona’s performance in Seattle is any barometer, the Wildcats have a good chance of winning their second straight NCAA title.

“Oh, yeah,” Washington coach Bob Bender said when asked about the Wildcats’ chances of repeating in March. “This team is tremendous. When they play like this, there’s not a better team in college basketball.”

Led by Michael Dickerson’s 24 points, including four 3-pointers, and Mike Bibby’s 20, the fifth-ranked Wildcats rolled over Washington 110-91 Saturday.

Arizona led by 20 points at halftime and by 34 twice in the second half. Miles Simon added 18 points for Arizona, which lost 92-88 in Seattle last Feb. 2 before going on to win the NCAA championship.

The Wildcats broke the 100-point barrier for the third time this season as they had 125 against Kansas State and 115 against Morgan State. They’re averaging 95.1 points compared with their scoring average of 83.8 last season.

Donald Watts had a career-high 28 points and Deon Luton tied his career best with 25 for Washington. Luton had five 3-pointers.

Arizona 110, Washington 91

Arizona (13-3) - Davison 2-3 0-0 4, Dickerson 8-11 4-4 24, Bramlett 4-7 2-2 10, Bibby 8-9 3-3 20, Simon 7-12 4-5 18, Pastner 0-1 0-0 0, Tebbs 2-4 0-0 4, Wessel 2-2 0-0 4, Terry 4-9 4-4 12, Edgerson 5-7 2-2 12, Jenkins 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 43-66 19-20 110.

Washington (9-3) - Luton 9-15 2-2 25, Femerling 0-0 1-2 1, MacCulloch 2-6 0-0 4, Wooten 2-4 2-4 7, Watts 7-13 13-13 28, Moritz 0-1 0-2 0, Dickau 3-7 4-5 11, Thompson 0-0 0-0 0, Johnson 3-7 0-0 8, Brown 1-3 0-0 3, Walcott 0-0 0-0 0, Green 2-4 0-0 4. Totals 29-60 22-28 91.

Halftime - Arizona 51, Washington 31. 3-Point goals - Arizona 5-12 (Dickerson 4-5, Bibby 1-1, Simon 0-2, Terry 0-4), Washington 11-21 (Luton 5-7, Johnson 2-5, Dickau 1-1, Wooten 1-2, Watts 1-3, Brown 1-3). Fouled out - None. Rebounds - Arizona 31 (Dickerson 8), Washington 26 (Watts 4). Assists - Arizona 20 (Simon 6), Washington 15 (Wooten 4). Total fouls - Arizona 22, Washington 14. A - 7,900.

(10) UCLA 68, Oregon 66

Freshman Baron Davis scored on a fastbreak layup with 25 seconds to go as the Bruins defeated the Ducks despite blowing a 20-point lead at home.

J.R. Henderson, who missed a large stretch of the game after getting hit in the right eye by Oregon’s Henry Madden midway through the first half, made a hook shot to tie the game at 66 with 1:03 remaining.

Davis then flicked the ball away from Yasir Rosemond, broke away and got it to freshman Earl Watson, who then found Davis for the go-ahead layup with 25 seconds left. It was Davis’ only points of the second half.

Oregon (6-7) - Madden 6-14 1-1 14, Nelson 3-6 1-2 7, Brown 0-1 0-0 0, Curry 3-9 2-3 8, McShane 0-1 0-0 0, Quinine 1-1 0-0 2, Rosemond 3-6 0-0 8, Smith 9-10 2-2 23, Hartenstein 2-4 0-0 4. Totals 27-52 6-8 66.

UCLA (12-2) - Henderson 4-6 4-7 12, Johnson 7-12 2-3 18, Bailey 7-10 1-3 16, Watson 1-4 2-4 4, Davis 4-8 0-0 8, McCoy 4-7 2-3 10, Loyd 0-1 0-0 0, Reed 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 27-48 11-20 68.

Halftime - UCLA 44, Oregon 28. 3-Point goals - Oregon 6-13 (Smith 3-3, Rosemond 2-4, Madden 1-4, Brown 0-1, Curry 0-1), UCLA 3-9 (Johnson 2-5, Bailey 1-2, Watson 0-1, Davis 0-1). Fouled out - None. Rebounds - Oregon 31 (Curry 9), UCLA 23 (Watson 5). Assists - Oregon 12 (Rosemond 4), UCLA 13 (Davis 8). Total fouls - Oregon 16, UCLA 11. A - 11,713.

(7) Stanford 84, California 74

Arthur Lee had 18 points and Tim Young added 16 as the Cardinal defeated the visiting Bears.

Kris Weems added 16 points for Stanford, which tied the school record for consecutive season-opening victories and tied a school record by winning its 18th consecutive home game. The Cardinal have not lost at Maples Pavilion since Feb. 22, 1996.

Geno Carlisle had 22 of his 25 points in the second half for California.

California (5-6) - Gill 3-8 1-2 7, Marks 3-4 0-0 6, Jones 4-11 0-0 8, King 1-4 2-3 4, Carlisle 9-18 4-4 25, Kilgore 7-9 4-6 19, Elson 2-4 1-2 5, Lampley 0-0 0-0 0, Jones 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 29-58 12-17 74.

Stanford (14-0) - Sauer 3-4 0-0 7, Van Elswyk 4-5 3-5 11, Young 4-10 8-8 16, Weems 7-11 1-1 16, Lee 4-7 8-10 18, Jar. Collins 0-0 0-2 0, Mendez 3-6 0-1 8, Seaton 2-2 0-2 4, Moseley 1-3 0-0 3, McDonald 0-1 1-2 1. Totals 28-49 21-31 84.

Halftime - Stanford 41, California 33. 3-Point goals - California 4-11 (Carlisle 3-7, Kilgore 1-2, Gill 0-1, King 0-1), Stanford 7-13 (Lee 2-2, Mendez 2-4, Sauer 1-1, Moseley 1-2, Weems 1-3, McDonald 0-1). Fouled out - Marks. Rebounds - California 26 (Marks 9), Stanford 30 (Young 8). Assists - California 9 (Carlisle 5), Stanford 19 (Sauer, Lee 4). Total fouls - California 24, Stanford 16. A - 7,391.

USC 71, Oregon St. 67

Gary Johnson scored 19 points, including a 3-pointer that snapped a 63-63 tie with 4:20 remaining, as Southern California held off Oregon State at Los Angeles.

The Beavers lost their eighth straight conference game, and their 20th consecutive Pac-10 road game.

Oregon State (9-6) - Woods 2-2 2-5 6, S.Benjamin 3-5 0-0 6, Vaden 8-11 0-0 19, Grady 3-6 2-2 9, C.Benjamin 5-13 4-7 15, Tanner 1-4 0-0 2, Bickerstaff 3-3 0-2 8, Walker 1-3 0-2 2, Greene 0-1 0-0 0, Heide 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 26-49 8-18 67.

Southern California (6-8) - Spanich 2-7 8-9 14, Lakey 2-3 0-0 4, Swillis 0-0 2-4 2, Sims 2-3 0-0 6, Johnson 7-14 2-2 19, Williams 3-7 4-4 11, White 1-4 1-3 3, Augustine 2-4 0-0 4, Trepagnier 0-2 2-2 2, Ayuso 0-2 0-0 0, Turner 2-6 2-2 6, Souferian 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 21-52 21-26 71.

Halftime - Oregon State 36, Southern California 29. 3-point goals - Oregon State 7-18 (Vaden 3-5, Bickerstaff 2-2, Grady 1-4, C.Benjamin 1-4, Tanner 0-3), Southern California 8-23 (Johnson 3-8, Sims 2-3, Spanich 2-5, Williams 1-4, White 0-1, Augustine 0-1, Ayuso 0-1). Fouled out - None. Rebounds - Oregon State 30 (Woods 8), Southern California 30 (Turner 7). Assists - Oregon State 11 (Woods, S.Benjamin, Bickerstaff 3), Southern California 9 (Johnson 5). Total fouls - Oregon State 22, Southern California 15. A - 2,735.

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