York powers No. 12 Arizona
TUCSON, Ariz. — Sean Miller says one thing is obvious about this Arizona team. Its defense is not as good as his teams of the recent past.
So the No. 12 Wildcats have to make up for it elsewhere.
That's what they did in an 88-76 victory over Boise State on Thursday night.
Gabe York led the way with a career-high 23 points, including four 3-pointers, to lead four Arizona players in double figures.
Parker Jackson-Cartwright added 14 points, also a career best.
"I really believe that this was Parker's best game at Arizona," Miller said. "In Parker's minutes, we were really, really clicking and I think that's a great sign for both him and us."
Freshman Allonzo Trier scored 11 of his 13 points in the second half for the Wildcats (3-0) in their 41st consecutive home-court victory, the longest active streak in the country. Kadeem Allen had 10 for Arizona.
Ryan Anderson, a transfer from Boston College, grabbed 15 rebounds, all defensive.
"The strength of our team is the depth and versatility," Miller said. "There's not a lot of dropoff from our third-best player, whoever that is, and our ninth-best."
James Webb scored a career-best 27 points for the Broncos (1-2). It was the first time the schools have ever met in basketball.
The lead changed hands 12 times in the first half and Arizona led only 44-42 at the break. Boise State tied it twice early in the second half before the Wildcats began to put the game away.
NO. 6 VIRGINIA 82, BRADLEY 57: At Charleston, S.C., Anthony Gill scored 16 points, Malcolm Brogdon had 13 and Virginia bounced back from its first loss of the season at the Charleston Classic on Thursday night. The Cavaliers (2-1) fell at George Washington on Monday and opened this one a bit sluggish, trailing 22-19. That's when Virginia took off on an 18-3 run to put the game away. The demolition continued in the second half as the Cavaliers stretched the lead to 31 points.
NO. 14 INDIANA 86, CREIGHTON 65: At Bloomington, Ind., James Blackmon Jr. scored 19 points and Thomas Bryant added 17 for Indiana. Bryant dominated the middle as the Hoosiers (3-0) won their third in a row by more than 20 points. Creighton (2-1) was led by Maurice Watson Jr. with 21 points, but it was never really close.
NO. 16 UTAH 73, TEXAS TECH 63: At San Juan, Puerto Rico, Lorenzo Bonam scored a season-high 20 points to help Utah hold off Texas Tech in the opening round of the Puerto Rico Tipoff. Jordan Loveridge added 18 points for the Utes (3-0), who squandered much of a 12-point, first-half lead but kept turning away every comeback bid from the Red Raiders (1-1) to stay in front.
NO. 17 VANDERBILT 79, STONY BROOK 72, OT: At Nashville, Tenn., Wade Baldwin IV came off the bench to score 21 and lead Vanderbilt. Stony Brook's Carson Puriefoy's layup with one second left in regulation sent the game into overtime tied at 66. Free throws helped Vanderbilt pull out the win in overtime.
NO. 22 BUTLER 93, MISSOURI STATE 59: At San Juan, Puerto Rico, Kelan Martin scored 18 points off the bench and Butler put on another offensive show in the first round of the Puerto Rico Tipoff. Andrew Chrabascz also scored 18 for the Bulldogs (2-0), who flirted with cracking the 100-point mark for the second time to open the season. Butler scored a program-record 144 points in last weekend's opener against The Citadel.
NO. 23 LSU 78, SOUTH ALABAMA 66: At Baton Rouge, La., Ben Simmons scored 23 points and Antonio Blakeney had 22 to lead LSU in a regional round of the Legends Classic. Simmons, who also had a season-high 16 rebounds, made 9 of 14 from the field for the Tigers (3-0). Blakeney hit on four 3-pointers.