Posted by Dave Cooney: @CooneyLand
HONOLULU (AP) - Brandon Ashley had 16 points and No. 4 Arizona scored the first 11 points of the game to breeze into the semifinals of the Diamond Head Classic with a 73-53 win over East Tennessee State on Saturday.
The Wildcats (10-0) were never seriously challenged and never let the Bucs within 10 points after the opening six minutes. It was their sixth win by 20 points or more.
The Bucs (2-8) tried to stay competitive in the second half and got within 44-30 with 13:17 remaining. Arizona went on a 15-3 run and played its reserves the rest of the way.
Jarvis Jones led East Tennessee State with 21 points.