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LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 13: Nick Johnson #13 of the Arizona Wildcats drives against Dallin Bachynski #31 of the Utah Utes during a quarterfinal game of the Pac-12 Basketball Tournament at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 13, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Arizona won 71-39. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 13: (L-R) Gabe York #1, T.J. McConnell #4, Kaleb Tarczewski #35 and Elliott Pitts #24 of the Arizona Wildcats applaud as they watch teammates play in the final moments of their quarterfinal game of the Pac-12 Basketball Tournament against the Utah Utes at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 13, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Arizona won 71-39. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 13: Kaleb Tarczewski #35 of the Arizona Wildcats steals the ball from Dallin Bachynski #31 of the Utah Utes during a quarterfinal game of the Pac-12 Basketball Tournament at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 13, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 13: Kaleb Tarczewski #35 of the Arizona Wildcats dunks against the Utah Utes during a quarterfinal game of the Pac-12 Basketball Tournament at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 13, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 13: Arizona Wildcats cheerleaders and mascot Wilbur perform during the team's quarterfinal game of the Pac-12 Basketball Tournament against the Utah Utes at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 13, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Arizona won 71-39. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 13: Arizona Wildcats fans hold up a sign during the team's quarterfinal game of the Pac-12 Basketball Tournament against the Utah Utes at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 13, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Arizona won 71-39. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 13: Rondae Hollis-Jefferson #23 of the Arizona Wildcats grabs a rebound against Marko Kovacevic #1 of the Utah Utes during a quarterfinal game of the Pac-12 Basketball Tournament at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 13, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Arizona won 71-39. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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By: Jacob D. Cavanah

LAS VEGAS – The Arizona Wildcats beat the Utah Utes for the third time this season, but unlike the first two meetings, the Utes were demolished. Wednesday's final score was 71-39.

University of Arizona die-hard fan Ben Rosenfield attended the game and said, "It was unreal. It was all U of A fans."

Passionate fans made the trip to support their team, and fuel its relentless defense that has gotten the Wildcats to this point. The Utes were held to a sorry 39 points, and came from a 25 percent shooting day on 12 made field goals.

The Wildcats dominance didn't stop with its defense. Pac-12 player of the year guard Nick Johnson showed why he earned that award with his 14 points and three assists. Guard T.J. McConnell also had a field day with 13 points.

The Wildcats freshmen forwards also had quite a debut. Pac-12 freshman of the year forward Aaron Gordon put up 11 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson had a well-rounded game with seven points and eight rebounds.

The Wildcats had three losses this season and all three came from Pac-12 teams; after a performance like today, Sean Miller's Wildcats don't look like they plan on losing again, especially to a conference opponent.
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