(22) Marquette 75

(6-1, 1-1 away)

(9) Arizona 85

(4-1, 3-1 home)

    4:00 PM ET, December 13, 2003

    McKale Center, Tucson, Arizona

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    #22MARQ 41 3475
    #9ARIZ 33 5285

    Wildcats serve Golden Eagles first loss

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Salim Stoudamire had a career-high seven 3-pointers and No. 9 Arizona stormed back from a 15-point second-half deficit to hand Marquette (No. 21 ESPN/USA Today; No/ 22 AP) its first loss of the season, 85-75 on Saturday.

    The Wildcats (4-1) trailed 50-35 with 17:15 to play but outscored the Golden Eagles 50-25 the rest of the way, even though Stoudamire was on the bench most of the time with four fouls.

    The run was 50-21 before a late four-point play by Marquette's Steve Novak with 3 seconds to go.

    Stoudamire, 7-for-9 from 3-point range, scored 27 points, while Hassan Adams added 20, 14 in the second half, and blocked two shots late for Arizona. His breakaway stuff after a turnover capped a 12-0 run that put the Wildcats up 74-64 with 3:42 remaining.

    Channing Frye had 11 points, 13 rebounds and two blocked shots for the Wildcats and Andre Iguodala also scored 11 points.

    Travis Diener had 21 points and 10 assists and did not commit a turnover while playing 38 minutes for Marquette (6-1). Novak also scored 21 points, including going 6-of-10 from 3-point range.

    Arizona went 7-of-10 on 3s in the second half.

    Stoudamire went to the bench with four fouls and his team trailing 57-53 with 11:32 to play. But his teammates stepped up the intensity. Marquette had its last lead at 64-62 when Terry Sanders made two free throws with 7:10 to play.

    Mustafa Shakur's jumper tied it, then Frye's tip-in put Arizona up for good 66-64 with 6:13 remaining.

    Novak scored eight, including two 3-pointers, in a 15-0 run late in the first half and early in the second that put the Golden Eagles ahead 46-33 with 18:57 to play. Marquette made it 50-35 on Sanders' breakaway stuff with 17:15 remaining.

    But Arizona outscored the Golden Eagles 27-10 over the next 9½ minutes to retake the lead, 62-60 with 7:48 to play.

    Arizona committed five turnovers in the first five minutes and Marquette took 13-2 lead on Joe Chapman's 3-pointer with 16:15 to play.

    The Wildcats used a 14-4 run to get their first lead, 26-25, on Iguodala's steal and stuff with 7:04 to play in the half.

    After Stoudamire's fourth 3-pointer, in five attempts, put Arizona up 33-31, Marquette scored the last 10 of the half, capped by Novak's off-balance bank shot at the buzzer to go up 41-33.

    Marquette was without its No. 2 scorer and leading rebounder, Scott Merritt, most of the second half because of foul trouble. Novak also had to sit with four fouls with 7:48 to go and Arizona leading 62-60.

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