Sean Elliott scored 19 points, and Steve Kerr added 18 to lead Arizona into sole possession of first place in the Pacific 10 Conference with a 77-56 rout of Washington Thursday night at Tucson.
The Wildcats (21-7 overall, 12-3 in the conference) gained a full game on the Huskies (17-10, 11-4) with three games remaining.
Kerr scored 10 points in the first half as Arizona took a 31-17 lead.
Arizona's matchup zone defense held Washington's leading scorer, Chris Welp, to five points in the first half and 13 for the game. The 7-footer averages 19.5.
Elliott scored 11 points in the first 3:51 of the second half to give Arizona a 21-point lead. The Huskies came no closer than 13 thereafter.