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Big second half pushes Arizona past Washington State 83-62

Posted at 10:49 PM, Mar 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-06 00:57:10-05

TUCSON, Ariz — Nico Mannion scored 15 of 23 his points in the second half, Zeke Nnaji added 21 and Arizona raced away from Washington State for an 83-62 victory.

The Wildcats labored through a lethargic first half, managing to keep the Cougars close behind Nnaji's 14 first-half points. Mannion took over in the second half and Arizona turned a close game into a rout with a 26-0 run to end a three-game losing streak.

Josh Green returned from a back injury to add 12 points. Arizona played without Chase Jeter, who has been suspended for the final two games of the regular season for violating team rules. Max Hazzard was also unavailable for personal reasons.

Isaac Bonton led the Cougars with 21 points.

The Wildcats play Washington, Saturday, on senior day.