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COL BKB: Arizona 60, Washington State 25

Jan. 3, 2014 at 6:26 AM   |   Comments

TUCSON, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Kaleb Tarczewski led all scorers with 11 points Thursday as the No. 1 Arizona Wildcats manhandled the Washington State Cougars 60-25 in their Pac-12 opener.

Washington State played without leading scorer DaVonte Lacy -- out after appendix surgery -- and another starter, Dexter Kernich-Drew -- out with a concussion -- and the Cougars' offense suffered greatly.

Washington State managed just seven points and two field goals in the first half, setting McKale Center records for low output both categories. The Cougars were 2-of-21 shooting it the first half and ended up 9-of-45 (20- percent) from the floor and just 5-of-13 (38.5 percent) on free throws. Junior Longrus led the Cougars with six points.

It was the lowest Washington State (7-6, 0-1 Pac-12) point total since Jan. 15, 1938, and broke the McKale Center record to fewest points, a mark of 37 by Northern Arizona set in 1989.

The scoring drought was contagious and the 60 points for Arizona (14-0, 1-0) was a season low.

Tarczewski's 11 points came on 3-for-3 shooting. T.J. McConnell and Nick Johnson each had eight points for the Wildcats.

Washington State missed its first 17 shots, not scoring a field goal until the game was more than 13 minutes old.

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