Road test is a breeze for No. 7 Arizona
Brandon Ashley, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Kaleb Tarczewski each scored 17 points as No. 7 Arizona routed Washington State 86-59 on Sunday night in Pullman, Wash. T.J. McConnell added 14 points for Arizona (22-3, 10-2 Pac-12), which led by 34 points after the first half. "We had a tremendous first half," Arizona coach Sean Miller said. "We did what we needed to do in the second half." Dexter Kernich-Drew scored 20 points for Washington State (11-14, 5-8).
•HIGH IN THE VALLEY: Seth Tuttle scored 22 points and No. 13 Northern Iowa matched its season high with 12 three-pointers in a 68-57 victory at Missouri State. The Panthers (24-2, 13-1 Missouri Valley) shot 57 percent in the first-half, including nine of 14 from three-point range. The victory stretched Northern Iowa's win streak to 13 games — the fifth-longest current streak in the nation — and pulled the Panthers even with Wichita State atop the conference.
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• IOWA ROLLS: Melissa Dixon scored 15 points and surpassed 300 three-pointers in her career, and coach Lisa Bluder earned her 299th victory as the Hawkeyes' coach in an 81-64 home rout of Indiana. No. 14 Iowa (20-4, 12-2 Big Ten) faces the Gophers on Tuesday at Williams Arena. Ally Disterhoft had 13 points and has scored in double figures in 39 of her 42 career starts. Jess Walter led Indiana (14-10, 4-9) with 18 points.
• BACK ON TRACK: Natalie Romeo scored a career-high 21 points as No. 22 Nebraska ended a three-game losing streak with a 70-63 home victory over Wisconsin (8-16, 4-10 Big Ten). All three of the losses came against ranked teams and after the Cornhuskers (18-7, 8-6) lost standout guard Rachel Theriot to an ankle injury.
• LADY VOLS' VICTORY COSTLY: Ariel Massengale scored 17 points, and No. 6 Tennessee overcame the loss of center Isabelle Harrison to beat No. 10 Kentucky 72-58. Harrison, the Lady Vols' top scorer and rebounder, was carried off the court early in the second half after her right leg and right knee twisted awkwardly as she battled for a rebound. Host Tennessee (22-3, 12-0 SEC) won its 19th consecutive league game.