TUSCON, Ariz. (AP) — Sam Thomas scored 14 points, Bendu Yeaney added 11 and Arizona beat Marist 78-36 on Friday night.
Koi Love had nine points, nine rebounds and four steals, and Lauren Ware also scored nine points with four blocks for No. 11 Arizona (4-0).
Love made a tie-breaking layup that gave the Wildcats the lead for good and sparked a 16-6 spurt to close the second quarter. Kendall Krick made a layup 20 seconds into the third quarter to pull Marist to 32-24, but Ware answered with a 3-pointer as Arizona scored 10 straight points and closed the game on a 46-10 run.
Krick led the Red Foxes (2-2) with eight points on 4-of-7 shooting while the rest of the Marist team shot just 10 of 48 (21%) from the field.
Arizona converted 16 Marist turnovers into 23 points, outrebounded the Red Foxes 53-27 and scored 19 second-chance points off 20 offensive rebounds.
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