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Pacific 10 Roundup : Arizona Is Alone at the Top After Routing Washington

February 28, 1986|From Times Wire Services

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.

Al Moscatel came off the bench to lead the Huskies with 14 points.

Arizona State 80, Washington State 78--Steve Beck scored 4 of his 27 points in the second overtime period as the Sun Devils (13-13, 7-9) won at Tempe, Ariz.

Washington State (13-15, 6-9) was led by Joe Wallace with 19 points.

California 64, Oregon 55--Kevin Johnson scored 20 points, and Chris Washington added 17 as the Bears (17-8, 9-6) retained sole possession of third place with a victory over the Ducks (9-17, 4-12) at Berkeley.

Oregon State 74, Stanford 60--Tyrone Miller and Darrin Houston each scored 18 points to lead the Beavers (12-11, 8-7) past the Cardinal (13-14, 7-8) at Stanford.

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