Tuscon, AZ (Sports Network) - Mark Lyons scored a season-high 25 points on 9-
of-13 shooting to lead No. 7 Arizona past an upset-minded Stanford, 73-66, at
Stanford scored the game's first 10 points, but were unable to stop Lyons and
Solomon Hill down the stretch. Hill scored 20 of his 23 points in the second
half as the Wildcats (20-2, 8-2 Pac-12) won their four straight since a home
loss to UCLA.
Dwight Powell and Aaron Bright netted 24 and 16 points, respectively, for the
Cardinal (14-9, 5-5), who were looking to build off a three-game winning
streak that featured a win over nationally-ranked Oregon.
They appeared on their way as a Josh Huestis jumper gave the Cardinal a 54-49
lead with under six minutes to play, but Arizona scored the next nine points.
Hill tied things with a 3-pointer and two free throws, and Lyons dished to
Angelo Chol for a go-ahead layup before putting in a deuce himself for a 58-54
advantage with 3 1/2 minutes remaining.
Bright drained a three from the corner coming out of a timeout, only to have
Lyons respond with a deep make of his own.
After a Stanford turnover, Hill made a jumper for a six-point cushion and put
the exclamation point on the comeback win with a thunderous dunk with just
over a minute to play.
Bright highlighted the game-opening 10-0 run with a pair of 3-pointers, but
the Cardinal made just one field goal over the final 11 minutes of the half.
Arizona was able to cut into its deficit and scored the last six points of the
first half to pull within 27-26. A Lyons layup gave the Wildcats their first
lead, 38-37, with 5 1/2 minutes gone in the second half.
Arizona was celebrating the 40th birthday of McKale Center, which hosted its
first game on Feb. 1, 1973 ... Arizona owns a 55-29 series advantage and has
won seven straight meetings ... Stanford fell to 2-5 in true road games.
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