The Wildcats shot 84 percent in the second half and dominated Colorado in every facet as it won 88-61 at Colorado.
Nick Johnson scored the first bucket and Dustin Thomas made a free-throw. T.J. McConnell made a three and Kaleb Tarczewski had a three-point play. After two free-throws by Xavier Talton, Johnson and McConnell made consecutive baskets before another by Johnson put Arizona up 14-3 with 14:39 left in the half.
Jordin Mayes found Elliott Pitts for a three before Wesley Gordon made two free-throws. Rondae Jefferson proceeded to hit a jumper to put Arizona up 19-5. Nick Johnson made a shot and Tarczewski went to the line and made one of two. Jaron Hopkins responded with a three and Josh Scott made two free-throws to cut the Arizona lead to 22-10 with 7:58 remaining.
Gordon got a dunk, but Eli Stalzer came back and scored. After a basket by Tarczewski, Stalker made two free-throws, Scott made two, and Xavier Johnson added one. A layup by Scott forced a timeout by Arizona with the Buffs only trailing 26-21 with just under five minutes left in the first half.
Hollis-Jefferson and McConnell made consecutive shots, but Scott made one of his own. Nick Johnson got to the line out of a timeout, but only made one. Booker proceeded to make a jumper at the buzzer and Arizona went into the half up 31-25.
Scott hit the first basket of the half, but Tarczewski and Talton then traded before Nick Johnson hit a jumper to keep the lead at 35-29. Booker got a layup, but Gordon came back and scored. Thomas then made a layup on Gordon, as Gordon proceeded to make a three from the corner and get a layup to put Arizona up 42-33 with 16:30 left.
Scott made two free-throws before Tarczewski made one. After a shot by Booker, Nick Johnson made a three. Xavier Johnson made two free-throws and York made a three-pointer. Nick and Xavier Johnson exchanged hoops before a dunk by Aaron Gordon put Arizona up 53-41 with 11:54 remaining.
After two free-throws by McConnell, Gordon and Johnson scored. Booker hit a jumper, but Pitts made a three and a dunk by Tarczewski forced a timeout with Arizona up 64-43. Booker made two free-throws, but Gordon came back with a three-point play. After a bucket by Wesley Gordon, Aaron Gordon made a three.
Tarczewski and Thomas exchanged baskets, as a layup by Gordon had Arizona controlling the Buffs 76-49 with just under four minutes left in regulation.
Scott made two free-throws and Aaron Gordon made a basket before two more from Scott. After a free-throw from York, Jordin Mayes made a jumper. Soon after, Jacob Hazzard would add five more points as everything went right for Arizona.