Arizona defeats Colorado in Pac-12 semi-final

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Arizona defeats Colorado in Pac-12 semi-final
LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 14: Kaleb Tarczewski #35 of the Arizona Wildcats shoots against Josh Scott #40 of the Colorado Buffaloes after time expired on the shot clock during a semifinal game of the Pac-12 Basketball Tournament at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 14, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Arizona won 63-43. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 14: A general view of the court during a semifinal game of the Pac-12 Basketball Tournament between the Colorado Buffaloes and the Arizona Wildcats at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 14, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Arizona won 63-43. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 14: Head coach Sean Miller of the Arizona Wildcats signals his players during a semifinal game of the Pac-12 Basketball Tournament against the Colorado Buffaloes at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 14, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Arizona won 63-43. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 14: Josh Scott #40 of the Colorado Buffaloes shoots against Nick Johnson #13 and Kaleb Tarczewski #35 of the Arizona Wildcats during a semifinal game of the Pac-12 Basketball Tournament at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 14, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Arizona won 63-43. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 14: Arizona Wildcats fans hold up signs as they attend a semifinal game of the Pac-12 Basketball Tournament between the Wildcats and the Colorado Buffaloes at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 14, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Arizona won 63-43. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 14: Members of the Arizona Wildcats stand during the American national anthem before a semifinal game of the Pac-12 Basketball Tournament against the Colorado Buffaloes at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 14, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Arizona won 63-43. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 14: Colorado Buffaloes cheerleaders perform during a semifinal game of the Pac-12 Basketball Tournament against the Arizona Wildcats at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 14, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Arizona won 63-43. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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By: Jacob D. Cavanah

LAS VEGAS – After Nick Johnson's best season at Arizona, the star guard is staying hot. His game high 16 points led the Wildcats to the 20-point semi-final victory over the Colorado Buffaloes Friday.
He's averaging 15 points this tournament, which leads the team, and his production doesn't stop there. He had eight rebounds and four assists in addition to his 16 points on Friday.

Johnson isn't the only player on Arizona who's been hot on offense. Forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson had 12 points and eight rebounds off the bench and guard T.J. McConnell dropped 12 points along with five assists.

The Wildcat's defense has been consistent all year, and that didn't change on Friday. Colorado guard Askia Booker was held to a 4/14 shooting night. The Buffaloes shot 29 percent as a team.

Arizona also dominated on the boards, outrebounding the Buffaloes 41-25.

The Wildcats look to keep the momentum going in Saturday's Pac-12 Championship game at 3:00 pm PT.

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