LOS ANGELES (Ticker) -- Apparently, Channing Frye's outstanding shooting in the Pac-10 tournament opener for Arizona was contagious.
Frye and Salim Stoudamire scored 17 points apiece to lead a sizzling scoring attack as eighth-ranked Arizona rolled to an 90-59 victory over Oregon State and a date in the final of the conference tournament.
The Wildcats will face No. 13 Washington with a chance to capture a league-record fifth tournament title. Losing three times to the Huskies last season, including in the semifinals of the tournament, Arizona split the two meetings this year, dropping a 93-85 decision in Seattle on February 26.
Last year's club was plagued by both chemistry and maturity problems before losing in the first round of the NCAA Tournament to Seton Hall, something that Frye said is in the past.
"Coach (Lute Olson) doesn't have to worry this year about our attitude," Frye said. "We understand that this subbing is for the better of the team. Coach always says don't get a rest on the court, rest on the bench. I know if I'm tired, I can raise my hand and someone just as capable will come in and get buckets."
On Thursday, Frye made his first 10 shots from the floor and finished with 22 points as Arizona routed eighth seed California, 88-63. He finished 10-of-11 from the field, falling just short of matching the Pac-10 tournament record for highest field-goal percentage. The Wildcats' Anthony Cook set the mark with an 11-of-12 performance in 1989.
In this one, Frye shot 7-of-8 from the field to highlight a 59 percent (35-of-59) effort for Arizona (27-5), which beat Oregon State for the third time this season, winning by an average margin of 20 points.
"I don't think that there is any argument or dispute that it was the best they have played against us in the three times we've played," said Oregon State coach Jay John, who was an assistant at Arizona during its 2000-01 Final Four team. "They are in a real rhythm. They keep the ball moving and they keep cutting. It is obvious they are very good."
"From an offensive standpoint in the second half, we are able to do a better job offensively with the ball and waiting for things to happen," Olson said. "We shot almost 69 percent in the second half, and 50 percent from three-point (range), we were almost letter perfect in the second half with our shooting."
Leading 40-35 at the break, the Wildcats scored the first 12 points of the second half. They also closed the game with a 12-2 spurt.
"It was tough," Beavers forward Davis Lucas said. "We went into the locker room at halftime and said, 'We are going to make a run right off the bat,' but we went out there and they made the run and put it in the hole."
The senior forward, who was named to the all-conference first team on Monday, has made 75.9 percent (44-of-58) of his shots in his last five games, averaging 21 points.
Stoudamire shot 3-of-7 from the arc to move within two 3-pointers of breaking the all-time conference record of 323 held by Arizona State's Stevin Smith.
Freshman Jawann McClellan, who finished the regular season averaging five points per game, had a second straight outstanding effort off the bench for the Wildcats, scoring 15 points. In the two tournament games, the 6-4 guard has scored 29 points on 80 percent (12-of-15) shooting, including 4-of-5 from the arc.
Hassan Adams scored 14 points and Mustafa Shakur chipped in 10 for Arizona, which earned its first trip to the tournament finals since 2002.
Lucas had 15 points and 12 rebounds and J.S. Nash scored 14 for the Beavers (17-14), who shot just 29 percent (7-of-24) in the second half to fall to 1-10 away from home in conference play.
Guard Chris Stephens, who had 17 points in Oregon State's win over UCLA on Thursday, was held scoreless in this one, shooting 0-of-5 and missing all four of his 3-pointers.