But the Arizona Wildcats fought through the Beavers' ridiculously slow pace of play, ending the first half on a big run and never looking back, winning the game by a score of 57-34. The Wildcats have now won 34-straight games at home.
At half, OSU had managed just 13 points. 13. But Arizona only had 24 after finishing the half on an 11-0 run in the final eight minutes.
No one player really took over for Arizona, which has been the trend of late. Brandon Ashley was the first one to reach double-figures, finishing with 12. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson was the only other player to join him there, getting to 11 just before the end of the game.
The Wildcats essentially put the game away when Elliott Pitts scored six-consecutive points five minutes into the second half. After a traditional and non-traditional three point plays back-to-back from the sophomore guard, we got a little heat check action from him, which he of course missed. Those were his only six points of the game.
T.J. McConnell was the only point guard to dress as Parker Jackson-Cartwright was held out of the game after suffering a concussion Wednesday night against Oregon. McConnell ended up setting a new career-high in steals with eight. The senior also had seven points, six assists, and four rebounds.
Arizona now has just over a week before its next game. The Wildcats go north to Tempe next Saturday.