COL BKB: Arizona 69, Southern 43

Dec. 19, 2013 at 11:56 PM

TUCSON, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Aaron Gordon scored 21 points Thursday and No. 1 Arizona relied on its defense to stay unbeaten in a 69-43 victory over Southern.

The Wildcats, in their second week as the nation's top-ranked team, improved to 12-0. Arizona shot just 43 percent, but held the Jaguars to 18 field goals.

Arizona committed only 14 fouls and Southern hit a mere 4-of-14 free throws.

Gordon made 8-of-11 from the field while Nick Johnson backed him up with 17 points. Brandon Ashley contributed 11 points and 10 rebounds. Arizona has only one non-conference opponent remaining before beginning Pac-12 play on Jan. 2 against Washington State.

Malcolm Miller and Calvin Godfrey both had 11 points to lead Southern (3-8).

Related UPI Stories
Topics: Nick Johnson
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
Alabama football: Crimson Tide host Arkansas, hope to continue momentum from Georgia game
St. Louis Rams' Stedman Bailey fined for 'sleeping' on the job
Toronto Maple Leafs lose in Mike Babcock's debut, earn Montreal Canadians' respect
Johnny Manziel's grandfather loses home in 'suspicious' fire