Men's Basketball

Wildcats Spurn Wills’ Career High

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) -- Bryce Wills scored a career-high 25 points, but Arizona beat Stanford 69-60 on Saturday night in Maples Pavilion.

Freshman Zeke Nnaji scored 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, while Josh Green added 15 points for the Wildcats (18-7, 8-4 Pac-12), who have won five of six to move into a three-way tie for first place in the conference standings. Dylan Smith had 11 points.

The Cardinal (16-9) moves to 5-7 in Pac-12 play after a 4-0 start in conference, despite holding Arizona to 37 percent shooting from the floor, and 14.3 percent from 3-point range.

Oscar da Silva, who sat out Thursday's game with a head injury, scored 15 points in limited action after picking up two fouls early.

The Wildcats never trailed, though it was close until the closing minutes. With da Silva playing about half the game, Arizona controlled the boards, grabbing 13 offensive rebounds to Stanford's three.

Arizona took a 10-point lead with 2:08 left in the first half and led 30-23 at halftime. Spencer Jones hit a three-pointer and Wills added a basket in the first 65 seconds of the second half to pull the Cardinal within two but they would get no closer.

Stanford hits the road next week, traveling north to take on Washington in Seattle Thursday night on the Montlake.