Washington 79, Arizona 70

Terrence Ross made sure on a day to honor Washington’s seniors

that his sophomore season at home finished with an exclamation.

Ross scored 15 of his 25 points in the first half, Tony Wroten

added 22 and Washington pulled away in the final five minutes for a

79-70 win over Arizona on Saturday to cling to a share of first

place in the Pac-12.

For the first time in their last four meetings, the Wildcats and

Huskies didn’t decide the outcome on the final possession. That was

just fine by the Huskies (19-8, 12-3 Pac-12), who close the regular

season with three straight road games.

Ross was nearly perfect inside the 3-point line, hitting 10 of

the 11 shots he took inside the arc. He was 11 of 19 shooting

overall, shaking off a sore shoulder and sore ankle.

Nick Johnson led Arizona (19-9, 10-5) with 20 points, but the

Wildcats saw their five-game win streak snapped.