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Top 25 Capsules
December 24, 2013, 1:14 am

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) Nick Johnson scored 20 points, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson added 14 and top-ranked Arizona rolled over Northern Arizona 77-44 Monday night to complete its second straight undefeated nonconference season.

Arizona (13-0) played its second straight game without injured center Kaleb Tarczewski, but didn't really need him, grabbing control with a 27-4 first-half run.

The Wildcats dominated the small-program Lumberjacks defensively, holding them to 36 percent shooting while scoring 18 points off 23 turnovers. Arizona has won 27 straight non-conference games.

Brandon Ashley had 11 points and nine rebounds for the Wildcats, who don't play again until their Pac-12 opener against Washington State on Jan. 2.

Aaseem Dixon had nine points for Northern Arizona (3-8).

NO. 14 IOWA STATE 83, AKRON 60

HONOLULU (AP) - Georges Niang scored 15 of his 22 points in the second half and Iowa State beat Akron to match the best start in school history.

Melvin Ejim had 21 points and 12 rebounds for the Cyclones, who improved to 10-0 for the first time since 1996-97 season. DeAndre Kane added 15 points and 11 boards.

Iowa State advanced to the final of the Diamond Head Classic. It will play South Carolina or Boise State for the title on Wednesday night.

Reggie McAdams led Akron (6-3) with 13 points.

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