TUCSON, Arizona (Ticker) -- Channing Frye and Salim Stoudamire combined to help Arizona regain its dominance over Washington.
Frye scored 14 of his 18 points in the second half and Stoudamire added 25 as No. 11 Arizona took sole possession of first place in the Pac-10 Conference with a 91-82 victory over 10th-ranked Washington.
The Huskies won all three meetings between the schools last season and came into this one tied atop the conference standings with a 6-1 record.
"Great game by both teams," Arizona coach Lute Olson said. "There was an unbelievable intensity the whole time. It was exciting."
With Washington leading, 73-71, with 6:34 left in the game, Frye hit a pair of free throws and two short jumpers as Arizona took the lead for good, 77-73.
"I had to sit down and think about what I was doing wrong (in the first half)," Frye said. "I have to let the game come to me. I know I can score buckets and get in there. The team and the crowd kept encouraging me."
Stoudamire shot 7-of-14 from the floor, 9-of-9 from the line and converted a three-point play with 44 seconds left to give Arizona (17-3, 7-1 Pac-10) an 88-83 edge. Stoudamire has averaged 26 points on 56 percent shooting over his last five games.
"Salim is playing at a big level and I think as a result their team chemistry is very good and they beat us," Washington coach Lorenzo Romar said.
The Wildcats shot 51 percent (24-of-47) from the floor and converted 38-of-40 from the line, but the Huskies stayed in the game by pounding the offensive glass for 19 rebounds to offset 39 percent (27-of-70) shooting.
"Rebounding was a bright spot for us tonight," Romar said. "It's hard to complain. Our guys played with heart in a hostile environment. We missed some shots that we would usually make on most nights. I give Arizona credit. We know we have to bounce back and be ready to play Arizona State (on Sunday)."
Mustafa Shakur, who had scored just 22 points on 7-of-26 shooting in his last five games, added 19 points on 5-of-7 shooting and six assists for Arizona.
"I think it was confidence for Mustafa," Olson said. "He works so hard all the time. It's not looking for shots, it's having the shot be there and hitting it. I thought he played great."
The Huskies, who led by as many as 11 points in the first half, held a 47-40 advantage at the break. But Arizona went to a zone in the second half and turned the game around.
"The zone was very effective for what we wanted," Olson said. "Second half we played nothing but zone. It forced them to take 20, 30 seconds to find a shot. We accomplished what we wanted.
"As quick and athletic as they are, they need to play a halfcourt offense. I thought defensively we challenged them and their shot. We made them play how we wanted them to play."
Bobby Jones had 13 points and 10 rebounds and Tre Simmons added 13 for Washington (16-3, 6-2), but Nate Robinson was held to 10 points on 4-of-12 shooting.