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Arizona with five in double-figures

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Salim Stoudamire took Stanford's recent
success in Tucson personally.

The senior guard, who was 2-5 against Stanford before Saturday,
had 20 of his 26 points in the second half of Arizona's (No. 13 ESPN/USA Today, No. 14 AP)
90-72 victory over the Cardinal.

"They have beaten me the three previous times [at home],"
Stoudamire said. "I told [Chris] Hernandez I had to get him
sometime. It feels great. I want to go out and party."

Channing Frye had 15 points and 13 rebounds, Hassan Adams and
Chris Rodgers scored 13 each and Ivan Radenovic had 10 points.

Frye also tied his season high with four blocks, leading a
strong defensive effort that lifted the Wildcats (19-4, 9-2 Pac-10)
to their 16th win in 18 games and earned coach Lute Olson his 299th
conference win -- second only to John Wooden's 304.

"It was by far the best back-to-back games that we have had all
year," Olson said. "I think Stanford had difficulty scoring and
getting good looks."

The Wildcats beat California 97-76 on Thursday, coming back
strong after a 70-63 loss to Washington State -- their first home
loss in 18 years to a team with a losing record.

"Right now, we're trying to stay consistent," said Frye, who
has scored in double figures 14 consecutive games. "Two games is
good; how about three? How about four? I would be fooling myself if
I said this was going to make or break our season, but this is a
good step forward."

Dan Grunfeld had 23 points for the Cardinal, Hernandez scored 13
and Matt Haryasz had 12 before fouling out.

The Cardinal (12-9, 6-5) had beaten Arizona their last four
trips to McKale Center and won their last three against the
Wildcats overall.

"The bottom line is they were really, really good," Stanford
coach Trent Johnson said. "They had some guys coming out today
with a lot of energy. They made some shots early, got some
separation and we had to play from behind, which isn't what we do
best."

Stoudamire, who was 5-of-9 on 3-pointers, came out of the game
after his three-point play lifted Arizona to an 88-66 lead with
2:16 left.

The Wildcats began the second half with an eight-point lead and
never let Stanford get closer.

Frye found room underneath for a layup with 15:04 left for a
51-38 lead, matching Arizona's biggest of the first half, and added
a three-point play 36 seconds later for a 54-40 lead.

Then Stoudamire scored seven points in a 2:56 span, sending the
Wildcats to a 73-53 lead with 8:40 remaining and making up for the
absence of Frye, who picked up his fourth foul with 11:16 left.

Arizona used an 11-2 surge in the first half to open up a close
game.

Radenovic made a layup with 7:49 remaining to start the run, and
Frye completed it with another layup after a spin move in the lane,
giving the Wildcats a 33-21 lead with 5:13 to go.

Adams turned a steal into a layup during the spurt and did the
same with 1:39 left to open a 40-27 lead.

But in the final 21 seconds, Hernandez made a 3-pointer and
Jason Haas stole the ball at midcourt and sank a buzzer-beating
layup to get the Cardinal within 42-34 at halftime.

"It was neck-and-neck for a while in the beginning," Grunfeld
said. "They got some good shots. That's the way the game goes --
when you make some 3s, you get some momentum."