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No. 5 Arizona cruises past Oregon State, 84-52

Azuolas Tubelis scored 19 points in 23 minutes to lead three players in double figures as No. 5 Arizona strolled past visiting Oregon State 84-52 on Saturday night in Tucson, Ariz.

Arizona (21-3, 10-3 Pac-12) was able to go deep into its bench after going up by 30 points early in the second half as it won its sixth consecutive game. Oregon State (9-15, 3-10) has lost nine of its past 11 outings.

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Courtney Ramey had 11 points and the assist of the night for Arizona, throwing a length-of-the-court pass to hit a streaking Tubelis in stride for a layup in the first half. Pelle Larsson added 10 points.

Oregon State’s Jordan Pope scored a team-high 11 points.

The outcome wasn’t much in doubt for the final 25 minutes, and the lopsided result allowed Tubelis, who dropped 40 points on Oregon on Thursday night, to get a breather in what is shaping up as an All-American season. The Pac-12’s leading scorer and rebounder didn’t play in the final 13:40.

Arizona coach Tommy Lloyd, who has gone almost exclusively to a seven-man rotation during the current winning streak, was able to use 16 players for at least two minutes against the Beavers. None of the Arizona starters played more than 25 minutes.

The Wildcats outrebounded Oregon State 44-26.

Arizona never trailed, slowly building a lead against the cold-shooting Beavers before hitting the accelerator late in the first half. The Wildcats were up 28-19 before finishing with a 19-2 run in the final five minutes.

Tubelis scored seven points in the closing kick, which was capped by Kylan Boswell’s 3-pointer from 35 feet in the final second for a 47-21 lead. Arizona scored the final 14 points of the half, in which Oregon State shot 33.3 percent (7 of 21). The Beavers made 35.6 percent for the game.

The Wildcats’ biggest lead was 37, at 82-45, late in the game.

–Field Level Media

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