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’Cats grind out victory

Mark Lyons scored a season-high 25 points and led a key stretch in the second half, helping No. 7 Arizona hold off Stanford 73-66 Wednesday night on the 40th anniversary of the first game at the McKale Center in Tucson, Ariz.

Arizona (20-2, 9-2 Pac-12) came out flat and needed most of the first half to catch the Cardinal. The Wildcats stayed close in a back-and-forth second half until Lyons took over.

Stanford (14-9, 5-5) dominated Arizona early before fading under Arizona’s defensive pressure in the closing minutes.

Oregon State 82, Utah 64: Roberto Nelson had 26 points and five rebounds, and the Beavers (12-11, 2-8) pulled away from the Runnin’ Utes (10-12, 2-8) in the second half for an 82-64 win Wednesday night at Corvallis, Ore.