- Associated Press - Monday, December 2, 2019

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Aari McDonald scored 19 points, Cate Reese had 16 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 20 Arizona used a 27-3 second quarter to beat Monmouth 86-34 on Monday night for its eighth straight win.

Arizona led by just four points at the end of the first quarter until opening the second on an 8-0 run for a double-digit lead. The Wildcats extended it to 41-13 by halftime after scoring the final 19 points. Monmouth was 1 of 11 from the field in the frame and finished 12 of 52 for 23.5%.

The Wildcats entered ranked second in the nation in scoring defense at 45.6 points per game.


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Adriana Zelaya and Semaj Smith each scored 15 points for Arizona. McDonald, who ranks ninth in the nation with 21.3 points, scored 10 points in 11 first-half minutes and nine points in the fourth quarter.

Akilah Jennings scored 10 points for Monmouth (1-5). Jen Louro, who scored a career-high 24 points in Monmouth’s lone win against Purdue-Fort Wayne last Saturday, was held to three points on 1-of-8 shooting against Arizona.



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