Oregon hands No. 4 Arizona first loss, 70-66

Oregon hands No. 4 Arizona first loss, 70-66
January 10, 2013, 11:27 pm
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Arizona's Grant Jerrett (33) defends against a shot by Oregon's Dominic Artis during the second half of their NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, in Eugene, Ore. Oregon won 70-66. (AP Photo/Chris Pietsch)

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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) E.J. Singler scored 14 points and Oregon overcame a slow start to beat No. 4 Arizona 70-66 on Thursday night, handing the Wildcats their first loss of the season.

Dominic Artis, Carlos Emory and Tony Woods had 10 points apiece for the Ducks (13-2, 2-0 Pac-12), who have won 17 straight home games, including all 11 this season.

Mark Lyons scored 21 and Solomon Hill added 16 points to lead the Wildcats (14-1, 2-1), who entered as one of three undefeated teams in the country.

It appeared they were going to stay that way when the Wildcats jumped out to an 11-0 lead. But it was all Oregon from there, as the Ducks outscored Arizona 41-19 the rest of the first half to lead 41-30 at the break.

Arizona trimmed its deficit to 48-42 early in the second half but got no closer until Lyons made a 3-pointer with 1:18 to play that made it 67-63.