Wildcats hand Stanford second straight Pac-12 defeat

Photo credit: @StanfordMBB

By Daniel Dullum
Sports Radio Service
Sunday, February 23, 2019

Stanford dropped its second game of the Southwest road trip in Tucson on Sunday, as Arizona thumped the Cardinal 70-54 in Pac-12 men’s basketball.

Ira Lee led the Wildcats with 16 points, followed by Chase Jeter with 14. It was Arizona’s 19th straight victory over Stanford. Justin Coleman added 14 points and five assists.

It was Arizona’s second win over the Bay Area teams this week after defeating California on Wednesday, ending a seven-game losing streak.

The Wildcats (16-12, 7-8) jumped to an 11-point lead early and snuffed out two Stanford runs, as the Cardinal have been winless at McKale Center since 2008. Stanford missed seven of its first eight shots in the opening five minutes.

U of A led 31-23 at halftime. The Wildcats hit 7 of 16 3-pointers in the second half, while connecting on 14 of 28 field goals.

Stanford (14-13, 7-8) was led offensively by Daejon Davis with 14 points. Oscar Da Silva added 12 points. Prior to the current road trip, the Cardinal had been on a roll, winning five of their last six games before losing to Arizona State on Wednesday.

For the second straight game, KZ Okpala was out of the Cardinal lineup due to what Coach Jarod Haase called “an upper body injury.”

The Cardinal return home on Thursday to host Washington State.

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