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No. 14 Arizona holds off Cincinnati 101-93 in Maui Invite

No. 14 Arizona holds off Cincinnati 101-93 in Maui Invite

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Azuolas Tubelis and Oumar Ballo finished with double-doubles and No. 14 Arizona shot nearly 80 percent in the second half to beat Cincinnati 101-93 on Monday night, closing out the first Maui Jim Maui day. Invitation

Tubelis finished with 30 points on 12-of-18 shooting and grabbed 11 rebounds for Arizona (4-0). Ballo tied his career high with 21 points. Ballo sank 8-of-11 shots from the floor, but just 5-of-10 at the free throw line. The 7-footer added 10 rebounds.

Landers Nolley II hit a triple for Cincinnati to open the scoring. The lead changed hands six times until Cedric Henderson buried a 3-pointer to give Arizona a 14-13 lead with 13:43 left in the first half.

Tubelis helped Arizona stay ahead, scoring 10 of his 14 first-half points from there as the Wildcats built a 40-24 lead with 2:59 left. The Bearcats closed with a 6-0 run to pull within 10 at the half.

Cincinnati (3-2) stayed in the game by sinking 13 of 19 shots from 3-point range in the second half. The Bearcats pulled within seven points three times, the last at 81-74 with 5:29 to play on a 3-pointer by Mika Adams-Woods. But Courtney Ramey scored seven in a 12-3 run over the next 2:06 and the Wildcats held on.





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