Arizona fends off Oregon State rally for 56-53 win

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CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP)—Chase Budinger had 17 points and eight rebounds for Arizona as the Wildcats gave up a big lead but held off Oregon State for a 56-53 Pacific-10 Conference win on Thursday.

Roeland Schaftenaar narrowly missed a game-tying 3-pointer for Oregon State from the corner at the buzzer.

Arizona (15-8, 15-5 Pac-10) built a 13-point second-half lead only to see Oregon State (10-11, 4-6) erase it.

Rickey Claitt’s 3-pointer for the Beavers tied the game with 1:41 remaining, but Oregon State didn’t score again. The loss broke a four-game winning streak.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
Chase Budinger Chase Budinger
7-13,  17 Pts
8 Rebs, 3 Assists
 Oregon St.
Roeland Schaftenaar Roeland Schaftenaar
4-9,  10 Pts
6 Rebs, 5 Assists

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