TUCSON, Arizona (Ticker) -- Salim Stoudamire celebrated his return to the court with a 3-point shooting clinic.
Stoudamire hit 7-of-8 from 3-point range en route to 23 points to lead 15th-ranked Arizona to a 105-75 victory over Manhattan.
The senior guard was suspended by coach Lute Olson last week for conduct detrimental to the team. Stoudamire sulked after he was held scoreless in his last game against Utah on December 11 and missed the matchup at then-No. 25 Marquette on Saturday.
"I felt like I was shooting well tonight, so I kept taking my shots," Stoudamire said. "It was very tough to sit out against Marquette. I felt like I let the team down."
"(Salim) had a great game and the shots he took were his shots," Olson said. "He's an unbelievable shooter. He was enthusiastic tonight. He was really pulling for the other guys while he was on the bench."
It was the fourth time in his career that Stoudamire has made seven 3-pointers. He has hit 30-of-56 from 3-point range this season and has shot over 40 percent from the arc every season.
Arizona (8-2) never trailed as it raced out to an 18-2 lead in the first 5:38 of the contest. Channing Frye scored seven of his 18 points during the early barrage. He grabbed 11 rebounds in the game for the Wildcats, who shot 60 percent (21-of-35) in the first half.
"We established the inside game so we could kick it back outside," Frye said. "We knew they weren't as tall inside. We just wanted to be aggressive and establish our presence so we could get open shots on the outside."
After winning their last three games by a combined 14 points, the Wildcats enjoyed their largest margin of victory this season. They also reached the 100-point mark for the first time.
"It's been good for us to play the schedule we've played," Olson said. "It allows us to see the things we need to work on. The competition in practice is very intense every day. That's how you get better; playing good teams that pressure you."
Arizona scored just 48 points in a three-point victory against Marquette on Saturday.
"(Arizona) had a combination of things working for them tonight," Manhattan coach Bobby Gonzalez said. "They had a lot of motivation coming off of the game against Marquette where they got only 48 points. They wanted offensive explosion and they got it."
Freshman C.J. Anderson scored 22 points and Arturo Dubois added 18 for Manhattan (4-3), which trailed, 57-29, at the half.
"They came out aggressive, putting some aggressive defense on us," Anderson said. "They kept it up the entire game."
The Jaspers did manage to score more against the Wildcats than any other team, but most of those came when the game was already decided.
"Defensively, I think this is probably the best defensive team we've ever had," Olson said. "This could be our best defensive team with our quickness and our depth."