August 21, 2014
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Kaleb Tarczewski scored 11 points and No. 1 Arizona opened its Pac-12 season with a 60-25 rout of Washington State on Thursday night, shattering the McKale Center record for fewest points by a team.
The 25 points were the fewest for Washington State since the Cougars had that many at Idaho on Jan. 15, 1938.
The previous McKale record for fewest points was 37 by Northern Arizona in 1989.
The Wildcats (14-0, 1-0) took a 21-2 lead and were up 28-7 at halftime.
The Cougars (7-6, 0-1) were 9-for-45 shooting and needed to make a series of shots late to reach that.
Washington State was without leading scorer DaVonte Lacy, who underwent an emergency appendectomy on Saturday. Junior Longrus led the Cougars with six points.
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