NCAA Men's Basketball

Utah deals No. 4 Arizona first loss

(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Utah found a way to bottle up Arizona's powerful offense.

The Utes handed the No. 4 Wildcats their first loss of the season, 81-66, on Thursday night in the Pac-12 opener for both teams.

Utah locked down Arizona on the perimeter - limiting the Wildcats to 4-of-28 shooting from 3-point range. The Utes flustered the Wildcats into rushed shots and early turnovers, setting the tone for what became a comfortable victory.

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AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Houston7-0
2 Texas6-0
3 Virginia6-0
4 Arizona6-1
5 Purdue7-0
6 Baylor5-2
7 Creighton6-2
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9 Kansas8-1
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1 Purdue7-0
2 Charleston7-1
3 UNLV7-0
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5 Nevada7-1
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7 UConn9-0
8 Texas6-0
9 Auburn7-0
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