T25-NEW MEXICO ST-ARIZONA
Top-ranked Wildcats beat Aggies 74-48
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Brandon Ashley scored 15 points, Kaleb Tarczewski added 14 and No. 1 Arizona shook off a slow start to dominate New Mexico State 74-48 on Wednesday night.
Arizona (10-0) labored out of the gate in its first game as the nation's top-ranked team before pulling away from the Aggies for another impressive all-around victory.
The Wildcats shot 52 percent, dominated the glass (38-22) and held their fifth opponent under 60 points to open 10-0 for the second straight season.
T.J. McConnell had nine points and six assists while orchestrating Arizona's offense, and do-it-all freshman Rondae Hollis-Jefferson provided a big lift with 12 points and eight rebounds.
Daniel Mullings had 18 points to lead New Mexico State (7-5), which made 2 of 11 from 3-point range and shot 33 percent to lose its fourth straight.
After near-perfect game, Palmer back at practice
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Carson Palmer didn't throw a pass in practice last week, then had one of the best passing games of his career.
The Arizona Cardinals quarterback won't try that this week.
Palmer said before practice Wednesday that he planned to throw some in preparation for the Cardinals' game at Tennessee on Sunday.
Last Sunday, despite a sore elbow that had made him questionable for the game, Palmer completed 27 of 32 passes in Arizona's 30-10 victory over St. Louis. The 84.4 completion percentage was the highest of his career and second-highest in franchise history.
The only Cardinal to do better was Kurt Warner, who completed an NFL-record 92.3 percent - 24 of 26 - against Jacksonville in 2009.
Ex-Suns star Chambers arrested on suspicion of DUI
PHOENIX (AP) - Phoenix Suns broadcaster Tom Chambers has apologized to the NBA team and its fans after being arrested on suspicion of DUI.
Scottsdale police say the 54-year-old Chambers was pulled over Saturday night after an officer saw a pickup truck weaving in a bicycle lane.
A police report says there were two opened bottles of beer inside the vehicle and Chambers refused to take a field sobriety test.
Police say Chambers consented to a blood draw, was booked and released pending the results.
Chambers was a four-time all-star forward in a 16-year career that ended in 1997. He played for the Suns from 1988-1993 and helped Phoenix reach the NBA Finals in 1993. He now works as a studio host for Suns' televised games.
Suns officials declined comment on the arrest.
NATIONAL FINALS RODEO
Wright brothers at top of saddle bronc standings
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Saddle bronc rider Jake Wright took over the season standings lead from his brother, Cody, during round seven of the National Finals Rodeo on Wednesday.
Jake Wright of Milford, Utah, won the round with an 84.5 on Special Time and took over first place in the standings with $156,905 and in event earnings with $68,810. He is third in the aggregate standings with 491.5 points for six rides.
Wright's brother and previous standings leader, two-time world champion Cody Wright, also of Milford, tied for fourth with a 79.5 on Get Smart and is now second with $154,244.
A third Wright brother, Jesse, is fifth in the standings with $132,388.
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