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FINAL: No. 3 Arizona 79, Stanford 66

Keenan Turner

Freshman forward Aaron Gordon shoots the ball during the first half of Arizona Wildcats vs Stanford Cardinals basketball game in McKale Center on Sunday. Arizona leads 41-28 against Stanford.

No. 3 Arizona basketball secured a perfect 18-0 home record and clinched the Pac-12 conference championship outright by defeating Stanford 79-66 Sunday night in McKale Center.

The Wildcats picked up right where they left off at halftime and continued to hold a steady double-digit lead over the Cardinal throughout the second half. Midway through the period, Arizona held a 66-43 lead over Stanford, and with 5:00 remaining, led by 18 points.

Freshman forward Aaron Gordon recorded his eighth double-double of the year, scoring 19 points and a game-high 15 rebounds. Additionally, he had two assists, a block and a steal over 32 minutes.

Sophomore center Kaleb Tarczewski finished with 10 points, six rebounds and a block. He made all but two of his shots — both free throws — and fouled out with 3:47 remaining.

Sophomore guard Gabe York regained composure after a quiet first half and scored 12 points in the game’s final half. He shot 4-for-5 from the field and 3-for-4 from 3-point range in the second half after shooting 0-for-4 from the floor in the first. He additionally compiled three rebounds in the contest.

—Follow Evan Rosenfeld @EvanRosenfeld17

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