SALT LAKE CITY — Utah dropped its third straight Pac-12 contest, falling to Arizona 93-77 at the McKale Center in Tucson, Arizona, on Thursday.

Here are three takeaways that defined the game:

  • Utah (10-6, 1-3 Pac-12) fell behind by 22 at halftime, 52-28, and were outrebounded by the Wildcats 20-13 in the first half. Arizona shot 54.1% in the opening 20 minutes, compared to 40% for Utah, and the Wildcats had 12 more field goal attempts in the half, making 10 more.
  • The Wildcats (12-5, 2-2 Pac-12) were efficient from 3-point range, making 15 of 29 (51.7%) in the game. Utah made 10 of 28 (35.7%). Arizona also had a significant edge in assists (23 to 11) and second-chance points (15 to 6).
  • Zeke Nnaji paced the Arizona attack with 24 points on 9 of 12 shooting while adding eight rebounds. Max Hazzard added 24 points for the Wildcats, and Utah was led by 16 points and four rebounds from Riley Battin.

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Saturday at Arizona State, 7 p.m. MST