Jan. 29, 2009
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Nic Wise scored a career-high 29 points, including six key free throws in the final 3 minutes, and Arizona beat No. 23 Washington 106-97 on Thursday night.
Jamelle Horne made two free throws after being intentionally fouled by Jon Brockman with 25.7 seconds remaining to give the Wildcats a nine-point lead.
Arizona (13-8, 3-5 Pac-10) made 34 of 40 free throws in the second half and had only three field goals over the final 11:18.
Chase Budinger added 25 points, while Jordan Hill had 18 and reserve Kyle Fogg 16 for Arizona.
Zane Johnson made Arizona's last field goal, a 3-pointer that made it 94-88 with 1:40 remaining. It was his only field goal of the game, and only the second shot taken by the Wildcats in nearly 9 minutes.
The Huskies closed a 16-point lead to 91-88 with 1:51 remaining following a three-point play by Venoy Overton and a driving layup by Thomas.
The Wildcats took a 69-53 lead midway through the second half after going on a 13-0 run that started with 3-pointers by Budinger and Wise.
Budinger and Fogg added consecutive baseline drives before Horne connected on a 3-pointer for the 16-point lead.