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Updated Jan 4, 2014 - 3:07 pm

No. 1 Arizona Wildcats pull away from Washington late to stay unbeaten

Arizona's Nick Johnson (13) tries to shoot against the pressing defense of Washington's Desmond Simmons, left, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/John MIller)

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Nick Johnson scored 24 points and Aaron Gordon had 18 points and 11 rebounds, and top-ranked Arizona beat Washington 71-62 on Saturday.

The Wildcats (15-0, 2-0 Pac-12) are off to their best start since 1931-32, when the team set a school record with 16 wins to open the season.

T.J. McConnell added six assists, five rebounds and four steals.

C.J. Wilcox led Washington (9-6, 1-1) with 20 points. Perris Blackwell had 12 points and 12 rebounds.

Arizona trailed by two at halftime but pulled away as the Huskies shot 10 of 33 in the second half, missing all seven 3-point attempts.

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