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Live Blog: Johnson’s dunk helps UA pull away

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Colin Darland
Colin Darland / Daily Wildcat

Game story

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Final: Arizona 63, Clemson 47

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With less than one minute to play, the Wildcats are up 63-47. This one is pretty much over.

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Second half highlight: Off a no-look pass from Turner, Johnson brings McKale Center to its feet and awakens a sleeping crowd with his third dunk of the day. The freshman is the Wildcats’ leading scorer with 14 points. Wildcats up 57-42.

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Free-throws continue to be an issue for Arizona. The Wildcats are just 7-for-12 from the line. Clemson has climbed back into this game, trailing by just 7 points with 4:23 left in the game.

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Clemson hits a three, and has narrowed the lead to 10 points. Fans getting antsy in McKale.

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The Tigers started to creeping back into the game with a 11-5 run, but Lavender just drilled a three-pointer to put the Wildcats’ lead back at 15.

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At this point, you’d really like to see Arizona put the game away against Clemson. The Wildcats have steady lead against the Tigers all half, but a run here would seal it.

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The Tigers are shooting only 28 percent from the floor. The Wildcats should have more than a 14-point lead at this point.

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Mayes runs the floor for a layup, extending Arizona’s lead to 18. Tigers forced to take a timeout.

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Johnson opens the half on fire with a bucket, block and assist.

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Halftime story:

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Jordin Mayes hits a layup to end the Wildcats’ scoring drought from the field. HALFTIME: Arizona leads 29-16.

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Clemson is a on a 6-1 run. The last time the Wildcats scored from the field was at the 6:17 mark of the first half.

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Josiah Turner is making an impact in this game. He did not play against Florida due to a one-game suspension. He’s had a nice transitional game and has scored three points so far.

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Nick Johnson with another dunk. The freshman’s leaping ability has already been shown off twice today.

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A first half highlight: Kyle Fogg alley-oops to Nick Johnson on the in-bounds pass. Impressive finish.

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The Wildcats are 3-of-6 from beyond the arc and 5-for-11 from the floor. The Wildcats are out-rebounding Clemson 11 to 7. Arizona with the 15-8 lead with 11 minutes left in the half.

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The number of missed shots are beginning to pile up. The Tigers are 1-for-10 from the field. Josiah Turner, who missed the Florida game, due to a one-game suspension, made his first shot after he entered the game.

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Wildcats have a 7-2 lead on Clemson early in the first half. Wildcats have managed to hold Clemson to just one score, a layup on Clemson’s first possession.

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Nick Johnson, Kyle Fogg, Solomon Hill, Jesse Perry and Jordin Mayes are starting for the Wildcats against Clemson. Just about two minutes until introductions at McKale Center.

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