Johnson scores 22, No. 3 Arizona turns rematch with California into 87-59 rout

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California's Richard Solomon (35) shoots for two points over the attempted defense of Arizona's Kaleb Tarczewski, left, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/John MIller)

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The Wildcats quickly built the lead to 20 points in the second half, but Cal showed a little resiliency, going on an 11-0 run that cut Arizona's lead to 53-44.

That was as close as the Bears would get.

Arizona turned up the pressure again, McConnell hit a 3-pointer in transition and Gordon soared in for another dunk, putting the Wildcats back comfortably ahead, 70-52.

"We can't afford a 15-point deficit against a team like Arizona," Cobbs said. "We played well for a stretch and cut the lead by eight, but they executed well on offense and I give them credit."

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