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COL BKB: Arizona 60, Washington State 25

Jan. 3, 2014 at 6:26 AM

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.

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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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