(8) Washington 81

(27-5, 14-4 Pac-12)

(9) Arizona 72

(27-6, 15-3 Pac-12)

    6:10 PM ET, March 12, 2005

    Staples Center, Los Angeles, California

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    #8WASH 33 4881
    #9ARIZ 41 3172

    Top Performers

    Washington: T. Simmons 18 Pts, 9 Reb, 4 Ast

    Arizona: S. Stoudamire 37 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast

    No. 13 Washington (26-5) at No. 8 Arizona (27-5) 6:10 pm EST

    LOS ANGELES (Ticker) -- The top two teams in the Pac-10 conference will clash for the conference tournament title Saturday when No. 8 Arizona squares off with 13th-ranked Washington at the Staples Center.

    The top-seeded Wildcats have won the tournament four times, with their last title coming in 2002. The Huskies, the second seed, have reached the finals twice - in the inaugural tournament in 1987 and last season - but never have won it.

    Arizona has rolled through the first two games of the tournament, winning by an average of 28 points. On Friday, they routed fifth-seeded Oregon State, 90-59.

    Salim Stoudamire and Channing Frye led the Wildcats' inside-out attack with 17 points apiece while freshman Jawann McClellan added 15 off the bench.

    Washington had a much tougher time reaching its second consecutive tournament final. After a five-point victory over Arizona State in the first round, the Huskies edged Stanford, 66-63, on Friday.

    Bobby Jones and Nate Robinson each scored 14 as Washington was held to its lowest point total of the season.

    The Wildcats and the Huskies split their two meetings this season, with each team winning on its home floor.


    School Info

    Conference Pac-12 Pac-12
    Nickname Huskies Wildcats
    Type Public Public

    2004-05 Season

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