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Despite big loss, Wildcats remain No. 2 in AP hoops poll

Azuolas Tubelis scored 23 points and Kerr Kriisa had Arizona’s first triple-double in 18 years to power the No. 2 Wildcats over Utah 97-77.
Posted at 11:55 AM, Feb 28, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-28 13:55:07-05

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Despite getting thumped at Colorado Saturday, Arizona remained No. 2 in the AP Top 25 college basketball poll.

Gonzaga (24-3) retained the top spot. Baylor (24-5) was No. 3, followed by Duke (25-4) and Auburn (25-4).

Southern Cal (25-4) — who hosts 25-3 Arizona Tuesday — was No. 16, and UCLA (21-6) was No. 17.

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