No Arizona runs past Cal 87 59 in rematch
California's Richard Solomon (35) shoots for two points over the
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Nick Johnson scored 22 points, Kaleb Tarczewski added 16 and No. 3 Arizona quickly turned its rematch with California into an 87-59 rout Wednesday night.
Cal won the first meeting 60-58 on a last-second jumper by Justin Cobbs that sent the students pouring onto the court.
Arizona (26-2, 13-2 Pac-12) ran away from the Bears early in the rematch, using a big first-half run and good shooting (50 percent) all game to prevent the season sweep.
T.J. McConnell had 13 points and six assists, and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson provided a lift off the bench with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Johnson had seven rebounds and five assists after struggling the first game against the Bears.
Cal (18-10, 9-6), struggled at times against Arizona's defensive pressure and had little chance of stopping the Wildcats at the other end to lose for the 17th time in 19 games at McKale Center.