- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 26, 2014

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Nick Johnson scored 22 points, Kaleb Tarczewski added 16 and No. 3 Arizona turned its rematch with California into an 87-59 rout Wednesday night.

Cal won the first meeting 60-58 on a last-second jumper by Justin Cobbs that sent the students pouring onto the court.

Arizona (26-2, 13-2 Pac-12) ran away from the Bears early in the rematch, using a big first-half run and good shooting (50 percent) all game to prevent the season sweep.

T.J. McConnell had 13 points and six assists, and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson provided a lift off the bench with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Johnson also had seven rebounds and five assists after struggling the first game against the Bears.

Cobbs had 12 points for Cal (18-10, 9-6), which lost for the 17th time in 19 games at McKale Center.

No. 8 VILLANOVA 67, BUTLER 48

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) - Darrun Hilliard and James Bell scored 11 points each to lead Villanova.

The Wildcats (25-3, 13-2 Big East) survived one of their worst 20 minutes of the season to win for the ninth time in 10 games.

They needed almost the first 10 minutes of the game to score 10 points, missed eight of their first nine 3-point attempts, and didn’t have a player reach double digits in scoring until midway through the second half.

The Bulldogs (12-16, 2-14) were even worse, shooting 26 percent in the first half, and they lost their seventh straight game.

Kellen Dunham led Butler with 12 points.

No. 12 VIRGINIA 65, MIAMI 40

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - London Perrantes scored a career-high 15 points and Virginia opened the second half with a 16-5 run on the way to its 12th consecutive win.

Perrantes hit all four of his 3-point attempts and Malcolm Brogdon also scored 15 points for Virginia (24-5, 15-1 Atlantic Coast Conference). The victory was Virginia’s school-record 17th straight at home in conference play and assured them of one of the top two seeds in next month’s conference tournament.

Erik Swoope scored 13 points and Rion Brown had 12 for Miami (14-14, 5-10). The defending ACC regular season and tournament champions shot just 26 percent (12 of 46) and had their modest two-game winning streak snapped.

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