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“At The Half: Arizona 36, Texas 25”

Mike Christy / Arizona Daily Wildcat

The Arizona Wildcats took on the Texas Longhorns during third-round action of the 2011 NCAA Basketball Championships Sunday, March 20, in the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla. At the half, Arizona leads 36-25.
Mike Christy
Mike Christy / Arizona Daily Wildcat The Arizona Wildcats took on the Texas Longhorns during third-round action of the 2011 NCAA Basketball Championships Sunday, March 20, in the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla. At the half, Arizona leads 36-25.

TULSA, Okla. – The Arizona Wildcats lead the Texas Longhorns 36-25 at the halftime break. Solomon Hill led Arizona, dropping 12 points and six rebounds.

The Longhorns scored on its first four possessions, jumping out to a 8-3 lead, but a Kyle Fogg 3-pointer and Hill’s second basket of the game tied it at eight points more than three minutes into the game.

The score 12-8 in the Longhorns’ favor, Arizona went on a 11-0 run over a timespan of 7:35, giving them a 19-12 lead before a dunk by UT’s Jordan Hamilton stopped the run with 8:33 before half.

Two consecutive 3-pointers by UA guard Brendon Lavender gave Arizona 28-18 lead with five minutes before halftime. In the first half, Texas’ defense, so focused on UA’s Derrick Williams, allowed the Wildcats to shoot 6-for-11 from deep.

Jordin Mayes hit his first three 3-pointers of the game, scoring 11 by halftime.

Williams only had three first-half points and sat on the bench for the last minutes of the half after picking up his second foul.

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