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Final

Weber State 65

(6-7, 1-4 away)

Arizona 71

(9-3, 9-1 home)

    8:30 PM ET, December 29, 2008

    McKale Center, Tucson, Arizona

    1 2 T
    WEB 30 3565
    ARIZ 31 4071

    Top Performers

    Weber State: K. McCoy 16 Pts, 2 Reb, 8 Ast

    Arizona: N. Wise 23 Pts, 4 Reb, 5 Ast, 3 Stl

    Arizona 71, Weber St. 65

    Associated Press

    TUCSON, Ariz. -- Nic Wise scored a career-high 23 points as Arizona overcame a slow start and the absence of leading scorer and rebounder Jordan Hill to beat Weber State 71-65 Monday night.

    Hill sat out with a lower left leg injury sustained in practice a few days ago but should be ready when Arizona (9-3) plays its Pac-10 Conference opener Jan. 2 at California.

    Kellen McCoy had 16 points to lead Weber State (6-7) in the battle of the Wildcats.

    Chase Budinger finished with 16 points and 12 rebounds for Arizona, which trailed 36-33 early in the second half.

    Budinger had only one field goal before dunking a half-court lob pass from Wise to give Arizona a 58-49 lead with 9:30 remaining.

    McCoy's 3-pointer and his short follow-up with 25 seconds brought Weber State within 69-65 before Jamelle Horne hit two free throws to seal Arizona's win.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    WEB
    ARIZ
    Points 65 71
    FG Made-Attempted 24-61 (.393) 23-61 (.377)
    3P Made-Attempted 11-32 (.344) 7-19 (.368)
    FT Made-Attempted 6-12 (.500) 18-27 (.667)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 9

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