Pac-12 basketball: No. 6 Arizona blows out USC
Tucson, Ariz. • Nick Johnson scored 14 points and No. 6 Arizona used a stifling defense to bounce back from a home loss and rout Southern California 74-50 on Saturday night.
The Wildcats (17-2, 5-2 Pac-12) were dominant from the opening tip, jumping out to leads of 18-4 and 29-7. They were up 39-20 at halftime.
The Trojans (8-13, 3-5), who shot 28 percent, trailed by as many as 34 in the second half.
Solomon Hill added 13 points, Brandon Ashley 11 and Kaleb Tarczewski 10 for Arizona. No USC player reached double figures in the Trojans' lowest-scoring game of the season. Jio Fontan scored nine.
USC dropped to 1-3 since Kevin O'Neill was fired and replaced by interim coach Bob Cantu. The other two losses were by one point to Oregon and 98-93 in overtime Thursday night at Arizona State.
This one was a blowout in a hurry.
The Wildcats, who fell behind UCLA 21-5 in Thursday night's 84-73 home loss to the Bruins, turned the tables on the Trojans.
No. 16 Oregon 81, Washington 76 • E.J. Singler scored 18 points and No. 16 Oregon stayed undefeated at home.
Arsalan Kazemi added 11 points and 11 rebounds, and Carlos Emory also scored 11 for the Ducks (18-2, 7-0 Pac-12).
Andrew Andrews scored 15, C.J. Wilcox added 14 points and Abdul Gaddy and Scott Suggs had 13 each for the Huskies (12-8, 4-3).