NCAA Game Summary - Northern Arizona at Arizona

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Tucson, AZ (Sports Network) - Mark Lyons scored 18 points and Solomon Hill added 17, as No. 9 Arizona rolled past instate foe Northern Arizona, 93-50.

Nick Johnson chipped in 10 points, seven assists and four steals for the Wildcats (4-0), who shot 12-of-21 from 3-point range and 58 percent overall to win its 29th straight meeting with the Lumberjacks.

Dewayne Russell netted 13 points to pace Northern Arizona (2-4), which finally hosts its first home game on Saturday against Sam Houston St.

Arizona was ahead, 9-0, less than two minutes in following a Hill 3-pointer, and an 11-2 run at the midway point pushed the margin to 29-11.

Russell beat the halftime buzzer with a 3-pointer, but the Wildcats' strong shooting in the opening 20 minutes helped yield a 39-26 cushion.

A 14-2 flurry to open the second half essentially put the game out of reach. Lyons scored eight points and Hill netted six during the four-plus minutes of action, with Hill's 3-pointer making it a 53-28 game.

The closest the Lumberjacks got from there was 19.

GAME NOTES:
The Lumberjacks' last win over the Wildcats came during the 1968-69 season ... Arizona scored 25 points off 15 turnovers ... Arizona plays its first road game Saturday at Texas Tech ... Northern Arizona shot 36 percent from the field.

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