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Posted at 10:44 PM, Dec 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-17 00:44:40-05
No. 13 Arizona routs in-state rival Northern Arizona 92-37
Eds: APNewsNow. No. 13 Arizona 92, Northern Arizona 37. With AP Photos.
By JOHN MARSHALL
AP Basketball Writer
 
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Mark Tollefesen scored 19 points, Ryan Anderson had 18 points and 12 rebounds, and No. 13 Arizona overwhelmed Northern Arizona 92-37 on Wednesday night.
 
Arizona (10-1) labored early on offense as it struggled to work the ball around for open shots. Once the Wildcats started sharing, they turned the game between in-state rivals into the expected rout.
 
Arizona had a 50-14 advantage in the paint, 24 more rebounds and opened the second half with a 34-6 run to stretch the nation's longest home winning streak to 45 games.
 
Allonzo Trier added 11 points for the Wildcats, who shot 57 percent.
 
Northern Arizona (2-7) had a hard time with Arizona's length and athleticism, opening each half with long scoring droughts. The Lumberjacks shot 22 percent, including 4 of 17 from 3-point range, and were held to 13 points in the second half.
 
Kris Yanku had 12 points to lead Northern Arizona.
 
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12/16/2015 10:11:24 PM (GMT -7:00)