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Arizona Wildcats remain 18th in AP, USA Today Polls

Arizona guard Kadeem Allen (5) and Chance Comanche (21) celebrate after defeating New Mexico 77-46 during an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Prior to taking a holiday break, the Arizona Wildcats routed the New Mexico Lobos 77-46 in Tucson.

It was easily Arizona’s most complete effort of the season — with five Wildcats scoring in double figures and Arizona limiting the Lobos to just 26.2 percent shooting while winning the rebounding battle by a 49-30 margin– and the win pushed their record to 11-2 on the season.

On Monday, it was revealed the victory also did enough to help Arizona remain steady in the national polls, as they remained at No. 18 in both the Associated Press Top 25 as well as the USA Today Coaches Poll.

The Wildcats, who are ranked in the AP top 25 for the 86th straight week, are one of four Pac-12 teams both polls, and they sit behind No. 2 UCLA but ahead of No. 21 Oregon and No. 22 USC.

Arizona will begin Pac-12 play Friday in Berkeley against 9-3 California.

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