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A Player's Program: Washington Preview

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One of just eight undefeated teams remaining in Division I, Arizona will wrap up its fourth-straight week as the nation's top-ranked team on Saturday when it hosts Washington for a noon MST tipoff at McKale Center.

A victory on Saturday would propel the Wildcats into sole possession of the second-best start in program history at 15-0.

Utilizing several players who can guard multiple positions, Arizona heads into the weekend ranked third nationally in scoring defense (54.4) and fifth in field goal percentage defense (.362); visiting teams are averaging just 50.4 points per game at McKale Center this season.

Arizona opened its Pac-12 season with a 60-25 rout of Washington State on Thursday night, shattering the McKale Center record for fewest points by a team.

The 25 points were the fewest for Washington State since the Cougars had that many at Idaho on Jan. 15, 1938.

The Huskies are also 1-0 in conference-play after a 76-65 road win at Arizona State. UW is led by guard C.J. Wilcox who averages 20 points per game.

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David Kelly contributed this story.

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