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Arizona cruises in second half to beat Beavers

Posted at 8:59 PM, Feb 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-03 00:32:21-05

The Arizona Wildcats (21-2, 9-0) shook off a sleepy first half to beat the Oregon State Beavers by a score of 71-54 in Corvallis on Thursday night. 

The team was led by sophomore guard Allonzo Trier who contributed a season-high 18 points. 

Junior forward Dusan Ristic added 10 points and 6 rebounds. 

UA had a tough time adjusting to OSU's zone defense and found themselves down by two at halftime.

Trier helped energize the team in the second half as he helped UA outscore OSU 

Arizona plays again Saturday afternoon against PAC-12 rival Oregon. 

The match-up will showcase the top two teams in the conference. 

Arizona tips off against Oregon at 2 p.m. on ESPN.