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Updated: Friday, February 4, 2005 4:23 AM EST
NCAA BASKETBALL RECAP
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(13) Arizona 97, California 76

TUCSON, Arizona (Ticker) -- Channing Frye, Salim Stoudamire and No. 13 Arizona did not take long to bounce back from a shocking defeat.

Frye and Stoudamire combined for 16 points in a game-opening run as No. 13 Arizona took control early and coasted to a 97-76 victory over Pac-10 rival California.

Arizona (18-4, 8-2 Pac-10) had a five-game winning streak snapped here Saturday by Washington State, 73-60. The Wildcats blew a six-point lead in the the second half as they suffered their first loss in 39 contests against the Cougars.

In this one, Stoudamire opened the game with a 3-pointer which ignited a 25-5 run that all but sealed the victory. Frye scored eight points during the spurt, which was capped by another shot from the arc by Stoudamire with 10:50 left.

Richard Midgley scored nine of his 18 points in the first half to draw the Golden Bears (11-9, 4-6) within 46-33 at the break.

Midgley scored all of his points on 3-pointers, making 6-of-13 from the arc. The rest of the team hit just 15 percent (2-of-13) on 3-pointers.

California could get no closer in the second half. Hassan Adams scored five of his 15 points for Arizona in a 12-0 burst that made it 79-53 with 6:39 to play.

It was a perfect night for Adams, who made all seven of his shots and converted his only free throw. He also collected six rebounds, four assists and four steals in 24 minutes.

Frye finished with 20 points and Stoudamire contributed 17 for Arizona, which shot a season-high 63 percent (40-of-63) to win for the 12th time in 13 games against California.

The 6-11 Frye has reached double figures in 13 consecutive games, the longest active streak on Arizona. Rod Benson scored 12 and Martin Smith added 11 and eight assists for California, which had its three-game winning streak snapped.

The Wildcats completed a convincing season sweep of the Golden Bears. Arizona defeated California in Berkeley, 87-67, on January 6.


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