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Top-ranked Arizona men improve to 20-0 with victory over Utah


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TUCSON, Ariz. — Nick Johnson scored 22 points and Aaron Gordon provided a huge boost despite a rough shooting night, helping top-ranked Arizona pull away from Utah 65-56 Sunday night for its school-record 20th straight win.

Arizona (20-0, 7-0 Pac-12) struggled early in both halves before Gordon made key plays with his hustle during a deciding second-half run. He finished with 10 points on 3-of-13 shooting and grabbed 12 rebounds.

The Wildcats offset a 3-for-14 night from three-point range with 20 offensive rebounds that led to 19 second-chance points.

Utah (14-6, 3-5) kept it close before wearing down in the closing minutes, unable to keep the athletic Wildcats off the glass or from scoring inside to remain winless on the road.

Delon Wright had 19 points and Jordan Loveridge had 13 for the Utes, who were outrebounded 40-29.

Other games

At UCLA 76, California 64

David Wear scored a career-high 18 points, Kyle Anderson finished with 17 points, 12 rebounds and five assists and UCLA never trailed en route to a victory over California.

The Bruins (16-4, 5-2) led just 55-52 with 7 minutes remaining, but finished the game on a 21-12 run to pull into a tie for second place in the conference standings with the Golden Bears (14-6, 5-2).

Stanford 79, at USC 71 (OT)

Chasson Randle scored seven of his 17 points in overtime, and Stanford beat USC to avenge two close losses to the Trojans last season.

Josh Huestis scored 16 points and Dwight Powell had 14 for the Cardinal (13-6, 4-3 Pac-12), which won for just the second time in its last 18 road games against UCLA and USC. The Cardinal has gone 0-9 against the Bruins and 2-7 against the Trojans in Los Angeles since the beginning of the 2005-06 season.

Byron Wesley led the Trojans (10-10, 1-6) with 18 points. J.T. Terrell and Pe’Shon Howard each scored 13 and Strahinja Gavrilovic scored a career-high 12.

Pac-12 men
TeamConf.Overall
Arizona7-020-0
UCLA5-216-4
California5-214-6
Washington5-313-8
Arizona St.4-315-5
Stanford4-313-6
Colorado4-415-6
Oregon St.3-411-8
Utah3-514-6
Oregon2-514-5
USC1-610-10
WSU1-78-12
Sunday’s resultsOregon 71, Washington State 44Stanford 79, USC 71 (OT)Arizona 65, Utah 56UCLA 76, California 64


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