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Parrom ties career high with 5 3s, No. 12 Arizona beats Cougars 73-56

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    Washington State's DaVonte Lacy, center, looks to pass the ball as Arizona's Kaleb Tarczewski (35) and Solomon Hill (44) defend during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at McKale Center in Tucson, Ariz., Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Wily Low)The Associated Press

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    Washington State's Brock Motum (12) dunks the ball over Arizona's Brandon Ashley during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at McKale Center in Tucson, Ariz., Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Wily Low)The Associated Press

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    Washington State head coach Ken Bone talks to his players during a timeout during the first half against Arizona in an NCAA college basketball game at McKale Center in Tucson, Ariz., Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/John Miller)The Associated Press

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    Washington State's Junior Longrus (15) looks to pass as Arizona's Angelo Chol (30) defemds during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at McKale Center in Tucson, Ariz., Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/John Miller)The Associated Press

Kevin Parrom matched his career best with five 3 pointers — in six tries — scoring a season-high 19 points and leading No. 12 Arizona past Washington State 73-56 on Saturday.

Parrom opened the game with two 3s and the Wildcats (23-4, 11-4 Pac-12) led all the way. Arizona was up by as many as 21 points early in the second half before the Cougars cut it to 11 late.

Mark Lyons added 14 points and freshman Kaleb Tarczewski had a career-best 12 for the Wildcats, who began the day tied with Oregon atop the Pac-12.

Brock Motum scored 20 points but missed six free throws for the last-place Cougars (11-17, 2-13), who lost their eighth straight. DaVonte Lacy added 10 points, eight in the second half.