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No.1 Arizona pulls away from UW

Arizona's T.J. McConnell, left, celebrates with teammate Nick Johnson, right, after Johnson hit a 3-point shot against Drexel during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the semifinals of the NIT Season Tip-off tournament Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, in New York. Arizona won 66-62. Photo: Associated Press/AP Photo/Jason DeCrow

No.1 Arizona pulls away from UW

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Nick Johnson scored 24 points and Aaron Gordon had 18 points and 11 rebounds, and top-ranked Arizona beat Washington 71-62 on Saturday.

The Wildcats (15-0, 2-0 Pacific-12) are off to their best start since 1931-32, when the team set a school record with 16 wins to open the season.

T.J. McConnell added six assists, five rebounds and four steals.

C.J. Wilcox led Washington (9-6, 1-1) with 20 points. Perris Blackwell had 12 points and 12 rebounds.

Arizona trailed by two at halftime but pulled away as the Huskies shot 10 of 33 in the second half, missing all seven 3-point attempts.

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