FINAL: No. 2 Arizona 67, Oregon 65
No. 2 Arizona Wildcats hung on to come from behind and defeat Oregon 67-65 Thursday night in McKale Center.
After struggling to pick up necessary momentum after halftime, Arizona found itself trailing for most of the half. A late four-minute offensive sure from the Wildcats allowed them to overcome the Ducks’ dangerous offense.
Three of Arizona’s players compiled double-digits, and freshman forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson finished with a double-double.
Hollis-Jefferson had 14 points, 10 rebounds, three assists, two blocks and a steal on the night.
Sophomore guard Gabe York shoots a field goal during the first half of Arizona vs Oregon basketball game at McKale Center on Thursday. Arizona leads Oregon 38-37 at the half.
Freshman forward Aaron Gordon’s struggles from the free-throw line continued as he was only 2-for-11 from line.
Sophomore center Kaleb Tarczewski continued to perform strongly and had 12 points to go along with seven rebounds, an assist and a block.
Junior guard Nick Johnson was a large reason the Wildcats were able to come from behind. He scored 18 points while gathering two rebounds and a team-high five assists.
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