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Arizona beats Stanford 56-43

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STANFORD, Calif. — Kyle Fogg would rather run up and down the court than methodically run through the Arizona offense. When the game dictated otherwise, he gave in and did what he could.
Fogg scored 14 points to help the Wildcats beat Stanford 56-43 on Saturday in a game ruled by stingy defenses.
"It was definitely a slow game and there was some great defense," Fogg said. "Guys were just missing a lot of shots, especially us from the free-throw line. It was just one of those games."
Jesse Perry added 11 points and Nick Johnson and Solomon Hill had 10 each for the Wildcats (16-8, 7-4 Pac-12), who have won two in a row for the first time since a three-game winning streak at the end of December. Angelo Chol blocked four shots.
"We're a very good defensive team, and we've proven that over the long course of our season," Arizona coach Sean Miller said. "It was our defensive ability that allowed us to win on the road."
The Wildcats are 5-3 in true road games and 6-5 away from Tucson. One loss was in overtime and two others were by seven points or fewer.
"We came here with the idea of rebounding, taking care of the ball and executing well," Miller said. "We really did everything well except rebound against a very physical team."
Josh Owens, Aaron Bright and Chasson Randle scored 10 points apiece for the Cardinal (16-7, 6-5), who have lost four of their last five since being in a tie for first place in the conference.
"It was a tough one," Owens said. "We did a pretty good job on defense, but on the offensive end we didn't knock down shots we should have."
Stanford struggled with its worst field-goal percentage of the season, 25.4 percent, and its lowest point total. Arizona wasn't much better, but the Wildcats made six of their final eight shots to pull away.
"They played good defense, but we also had good looks and didn't finish the play," Stanford coach Johnny Dawkins said. "We got the ball where we wanted it, for the most part."
The Wildcats led by eight with 5:35 remaining in the first half. Stanford tied the game at 23 before a free throw gave Arizona a 24-23 edge at the intermission.
Arizona played without sophomore point guard Jordin Mayes, who injured his right foot in a collision with California's Jorge Gutierrez on Thursday.
Mayes previously broke the same foot and has a screw in it. Miller said the team decided to proceed with caution and that Mayes will be re-evaluated when the Wildcats return to Tucson.
"We're hoping we don't lose him for a long period of time," Miller said.
Hill, who recorded his 500th career rebound in the early going, found himself in foul trouble. He was called for his third personal with 35 seconds left in the first half and picked up his fourth midway through the second half. Hill is the Wildcats' top rebounder and second-leading scorer.
"The way the guys were playing, we weren't able to score," Hill said. "I'd say the offense on both sides was terrible."
The Wildcats opened a six-point advantage without Hill in the contest.
Stanford drew within 49-43 when Randle put back his own miss with 1:48 remaining. The freshman guard fouled out moments later.
Johnson scored five of his points in the final 1:09, while steals by Josiah Turner and Fogg left Stanford with a single shot attempt in the final 1:48.
Story tags » College Basketball

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