Arizona moves to 3-0, after dominating NDSU by 52 points


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The Arizona men’s basketball team celebrate the dunk by Oumar Ballo on Nov.12 in McKale Center. The Wildcats went on to win the game against the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley 104 to 50.

Ryan Wohl

The Arizona mens basketball team defeated the North Dakota state 97- 45 and moving to 3-0 on the 2021-22 season.

For the first time since 1920-21, the Wildcats have beaten their opponents by 50 points in back-to-back games.

Also, for the first time since 1949-50 Arizona has held their first three opponents to 52 or less points.

Once again, center Christian Koloko was dominate while scoring 16 points on 7-10 shooting from the field. He also added five rebounds, two blocks and two steals. Koloko had 13 points in the first half and continues to show improvement from last season.

Azuolas Tubelis continues to show how consistent of a player he is by scoring over 12 points for the third straight game to start the season. He finished the contest with 15 points on 6-11 shooting while also adding five rebounds.

The Wildcats shot were excellent shooting the ball from deep tonight, where they finished 48% (13-27) with three players with two or more made shots.

After only scoring nine points in the team’s second game of the season, Kerr Kriisa had a bounce back game and got back on track with 12 points and four three pointers.

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Arizona will now travel to Las Vegas for the Roman Main Event tournament at the T-Mobile arena. Their first matchup is against the 3-0 Wichita state Shockers on Friday at 8:00 P.M. on Nov.19.

This story will be updated with more information and quotes from the post-game press conference. 

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