ARIZONA BASKETBALL

Arizona Wildcats go cold late, fall at home to Stanford

Jan 28, 2021, 10:46 PM | Updated: 10:51 pm
Arizona forward Azuolas Tubelis (10) is defended by Stanford forward Oscar da Silva during the firs...

Arizona forward Azuolas Tubelis (10) is defended by Stanford forward Oscar da Silva during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Tucson, Ariz., Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021. (Kelly Presnell/Arizona Daily Star via AP)

(Kelly Presnell/Arizona Daily Star via AP)

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Wildcats’ late-game scoring drought wound up costing them a shot at beating Stanford, as the Wildcats fell to the Cardinal, 73-64 on Thursday night.

The win marked Stanford’s first win at the McKale Center — and first sweep of Arizona — since 2008. The Wildcats are now 115-15 at McKale.

Oscar da Silva added 17 points, Michael O’Connell a career-high 14 and Spencer Jones 10 for Stanford (10-5, 6-3 Pacific-12 Conference). Arizona (12-4, 6-4) saw a three-game win streak come to an end and lost for the third time at home this season.

Delaire, Jones and da Saliva combined to score 19 points in Stanford’s 20-8 late-game surge as the Cardinal broke away from Arizona.

Delaire made his last four shots from the field and added a pair of free throws with 45 seconds left to keep Stanford’s lead at seven points.

James Akinjo scored 17 with six assists to pace the Wildcats. Terrell Brown Jr. added 13 points, Dalen Terry and Bennedict Mathurin 10 apiece.

Stanford outscored Arizona 34-14 on points in the paint in a game that was statistically nearly even otherwise.

Mathurin scored six in a 9-0 surge as Arizona grabbed a 51-46 lead at the midpoint of the second half. It matched the Wildcats largest lead of a game where — until the final seconds — they never trailed by more than seven.

Stanford plays next at at Arizona State on Saturday. Arizona is home against Cal on Saturday.

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