TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizonas towering European tandem had a big night Tuesday.Wildcats 7-footers Dusan Ristic and Lauri Markkanen scored 18 points apiece, and No. 20 Arizona bounced back from its loss to Gonzaga with a 79-57 victory over UC Irvine.Ristic, a Serbian who was two points shy of his career high, scored 14 in the first half and finished with 10 rebounds. Markkanen, the standout Finnish freshman, had 13 points in the second.They are very different players with some shared traits, coach Sean Miller said.They are incredible kids, Miller said. I mean, in the classroom, off the court, in practice, as teammates, love the game, two of our hardest workers. ... Theyre from the other side of the world. Theyre not going home for Christmas and yet theyre really, really great kids.The Wildcats (7-2) pulled away in the final 6 1/2 minutes of the first half and never were threatened again.Jaron Martin scored 12 points and Max Hazzard had 10 for the Anteaters (4-5).Rawle Alkins added 14 points and Kadeem Allen 12 for the Wildcats, who shot 54 percent from the field to UC Irvines 38 percent.After a sluggish start, Arizona ended the first half on a 15-3 run to lead 39-23.The Wildcats jumped out to leads of 14-5 and 16-7, but Martins second 3-pointer cut Arizonas advantage to 24-20 with 6:40 left in the half. Ristic scored four of the next six points and Arizona was finally rolling.Allen scored seven and Ristic six in the run.Arizona led by as many as 30 points. UC Irvines only lead was 1-0.Markkanen was coming off the worst shooting game of his young career, when he went 4 for 14 -- 0 for 3 on 3s -- in Saturdays loss to Gonzaga. He was 7 of 10 against the Anteaters, including 4 of 6 on 3s.I didnt think about the last game, Markkanen said. My game is to let the game come to me, not force it. ... Im not worried about my shooting. My self-confidence is still up. Nothing changes.Ristics game is close to the basket, and he shot 8 of 11 from the field.All the outside guys did a great job of getting the ball to me, he said. And they (UC Irvine) played zone probably 80 percent of the game. A lot of times the low post was open and that is how I score the majority of my points.Down to seven scholarship players, Arizona switched from its traditional man-to-man to a 2/3 zone for a time in the second half. Miller said he did it to give his team some rest. He might do it again, but not often, he said.The more zone we play, the worse well be in man-to-man, he said.Anteaters coach Russell Turner thought perhaps the Wildcats player shortage would work to his teams advantage.I thought if we played our style of basketball, he said, played good defense and rebounded well, that we would have had a chance to keep this game close given their roster situation. But we werent really able to maintain our focus on doing the things we said.BIG PICTUREUC Irvine: The Anteaters lost four starters from last seasons team. They are big but not very athletic inside. If they expect to be competitive in the Big West, the Anteaters need to shoot better from long range. They went 4 of 20 on 3s against Arizona.Arizona: The Wildcats needed a win, regardless of the opponent, after dropping two of their last three -- to Butler and Gonzaga on neutral courts -- with a tough game coming up at Missouri.STILL SHORT-HANDEDWith starting point guard Parker Jackson-Cartwright sidelined by an ankle injury and the status of Allonzo Trier still unclear, the Wildcats go with just two scholarship players on the bench.Jackson-Cartwright, whose right ankle remains in a boot, might not be back until sometime in January. Trier could finally have his situation resolved soon, but thats been said before. The school has not officially given a reason for his absence but its apparently an eligibility issue.UP NEXTUC Irvine: The Anteaters face Pomona-Pitzer on Friday in their second home game of the season.Arizona: The Wildcats play on an opponents home court for the first time this season at Missouri on Saturday. 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A win would have lifted Arsenal into first place.Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger blamed a number of factors: refereeing decisions, Evertons physicality, misfortune.In the end, it was poor marking from two crosses that proved Arsenals undoing.Leading through Alexis Sanchezs deflected free kick -- his 12th goal of the season -- Arsenal conceded an equalizer just before halftime when Evertons full backs combined, with Leighton Baines crossing for Seamus Coleman to head home unmarked in the middle of the area.Evertons winning goal also came from a curling cross into the area, with Williams rising unchallenged to meet Ross Barkleys corner. Williams last goal was also against Arsenal, back in March when the Wales defender was a Swansea player.Arsenal missed the presence and positioning of Shkodran Mustafi, the Germany center back who was injured in the 3-1 win over Stoke at the weekend and will be sidelined for the next three weeks. Arsenal has lost three matches this season -- twice in the league, to Liverpool and now Everton, and against Southampton in the League Cup -- and Mustafi didnt play in any of them.Wengers team also lacked spark going forward, which was surprising considering Arsenal arrived at Goodison Park in free-scoring form with at least three goals in each of its last three games. On tough nights like these, Arsenal also missed the creativity in central midfield of Santi Cazorla, who is also injured.Everton has been Arsenals most obliging opponent in the Premier Leagues 24-year history, with the Gunners winning the fixture 29 times annd with just one loss in the past 18 meetings.ddddddddddddNot this time. Not when the atmosphere is like it was in the final 10 minutes.We came back with great character, Everton manager Ronald Koeman said. If you show that aggression and commitment, it is difficult to beat Everton at Goodison Park.There was even room for Koeman to aim a little dig at Wenger following the Arsenal managers criticism of referee Mark Clattenburg. I am not surprised about Wenger and his comments, Koeman said. Its the third time in a row I won at home against Arsenal and three times in a row it was about the referee.There was one more match in the Premier League on Tuesday, with Leicester continuing its poor away form in its stuttering title defense:---BOURNEMOUTH 1, LEICESTER 0Marc Pughs 34th-minute goal consigned Leicester to a seventh loss in eight away games this campaign. The champions drew their other away game, at Tottenham.Leicester failed to build on its 4-2 win over Manchester City on Saturday, with Pugh scoring on the rebound after Benik Afobes shot was parried by goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler.The result is too severe against us because we created more chances than Bournemouth, Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri said. I wanted a little more.Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe described his teams defensive effort in the second half as heroic.Leicester stayed in 14th and four points above the relegation zone, having played a game more than the teams below the Midlands club---WEDNESDAYS GAMESThe 16th round of games continues with first-place Chelsea looking to go six points clear with a win at last-place Sunderland.In other standout games, Manchester United visits Crystal Palace, Manchester City looks to recover from back-to-back losses in a home match against Watford, and third-place Liverpool travels to Middlesbrough. ' ' '
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