Arizona easily defeats Oregon State

Arizona cruised by Oregon State 76-54 on Sunday. Read on for the recap of the win.

Arizona's offense was clicking throughout the night, as the Wildcats defeated Oregon State 76-54 Sunday at McKale.

Rondae Jefferson scored the first bucket of the game, but Angus Brandt made a three. After a score by Roberto Nelson, Kaleb Tarczewski scored as well. Hollis-Jefferson and Brandt then exchanged hoops before a shot by Eric Moreland gave the Beavers a 9-6 lead.

Langston Morris-Walker made one of two from the line before Aaron Gordon scored. After a free-throw by Brandt, Nick Johnson made a jumper and a shot by Hollis-Jefferson put the Wildcats up 12-11 with 11:45 left in the first half.

Nelson and Gordon exchanged hoops before Morris-Walker hit a three. Hollis-Jefferson and Gordon scored consecutive buckets as Hallice Cooke scored soon after. A three by Gordon then put Arizona up 21-18 with 7:37 left in the half.

Devon Collier made two free-throws and Gordon scored, as Collier got on the board again. After a McConnell basket, Malcolm Divivier scored his first points of the game. McConnell and Tarczewski then scored consecutive baskets and a shot by McConnell forced the Beavers to take timeout down 31-24.

Brandt came up with a three-point pay, but Hollis-Jefferson scored, Gabe York hit a three, and McConnell hit a jumper to put Arizona up 37-27 at the half.

Brandt scored the first points of the half and Johnson and Tarczewski followed. After two free-throws by Collier, Gordon and Tarczewski scored consecutively. Moreland got a bucket and Gordon matched, but Brandt then hit a three. Johnson was able to score off an offensive rebound and Arizona took a 49-36 lead with 11:51 left in regulation.

Daniel Gomis scored, as McConnell came right back and got a basket. After a free-throw by Gomis, Mayes made two from the line and Gordon scored to force a timeout with Arizona up 55-39. After the timeout, Mayes and Nelson exchanged threes to keep the UA lead at 17.

Mayes made two free-throws and Collier then scored. After a bucket by Hollis-Jefferson, Collier and Cook got consecutive three-pointers. Hollis-Jefferson then got a three-point play and Johnson scored to put Arizona back up 19 with about five minutes left.

Nelson made two free-throws, but Johnson did the same with a little less than four minutes left. Nelson then made two more and McConnell made one of his two, as the rest of the game played out as normal.

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