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Arizona shakes loose from Colorado to advance to Pac-12 men’s semifinals

Arizona’s Chance Comanche  shoots around Colorado’s Tory Miller, left, during the first half of Thursday’s Pac-12 men’s quarterfinal in Las Vegas. (John Locher / Associated Press)
Arizona’s Chance Comanche shoots around Colorado’s Tory Miller, left, during the first half of Thursday’s Pac-12 men’s quarterfinal in Las Vegas. (John Locher / Associated Press)
By John Marshall Associated Press

LAS VEGAS – Lauri Markkanen scored 20 points, Allonzo Trier added 19 and No. 7 Arizona pulled away in the second half for a 92-78 victory over Colorado on Thursday night in the Pac-12 Tournament quarterfinals.

Arizona (28-4) had a hard time shaking the Buffaloes in the first half before stretching the lead to 17 in the second.

The co-Pac-12 champions shot 56 percent, made 10 3-pointers and held nearly everyone except Derrick White in check on defense.

White finished with 31 points and Xavier Johnson had 20, but Colorado (19-14) had no answer when Arizona hit the gas in the second half.

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