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No. 17 Arizona obliterates Sacramento State

Field Level Media
28 Nov 2021, 12:55 GMT+10

Azuolas Tubelis had 22 points, six rebounds and three assists to lead No. 17 Arizona to a 105-60 victory Saturday over Sacramento State in Tucson, Ariz.

Christian Koloko, who scored 20 points and made 8 of 10 shots from the field with seven rebounds, left the game for good with 16:14 left and Arizona (6-0) leading 62-22 because of an injury to his left ankle sustained trying to block a shot.

Sacramento State (3-3) went on a 9-0 run after Koloko's exit, but a pair of 3-pointers by Kim Aiken Jr. pushed Arizona's lead to 70-35 with 12:00 left.

Tubelis was 9 of 13 from the field, and he made one of Arizona's nine 3-pointers. The Wildcats made 9 of 17 shots from beyond the arc.

Pelle Larsson had 17 points, Justin Kier finished with 13 and Aiken had 10. They combined to make 7 of 11 from 3-point range.

Arizona finished with 31 assists on 38 made field goals with Kerr Kriisa recording a career-high nine and Aiken having six. The Wildcats also outrebounded the Hornets 47-24 and outscored them 54-24 in the paint.

Cameron Wilbon led Sacramento State with 14 points and Bryce Fowler had 10 points and seven rebounds.

Arizona took control of the game with a 17-5 lead less than six minutes into the game. The Wildcats later scored 11 unanswered points to increase the lead to 40-15 with 4:40 remaining in the half.

Tubelis scored nine of those points and had 13 of Arizona's 15 points in a stretch that gave his team a 44-19 lead with 3:39 left until halftime. He had 17 points at halftime, when Arizona led 47-22.

The Wildcats made 50 percent of their shots from the field in the first half and recorded 17 assists on 19 made field goals. They shot 59.4 percent in the second half to finish at 54.3 percent in the game.

Sacramento State made only 25.8 percent of its shots in the first half and had as many turnovers (eight) as field goals made at halftime.

The Hornets finished shooting 36.1 percent from the field with 17 turnovers.

--Field Level Media

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