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LAS VEGAS -- Nick Johnson scored 16 points, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson added 12 and Arizona ran away from tired Colorado in a dominating second half to rout the Buffaloes 63-43 in the Pac-12 tournament semifinals Friday night Unlike its last win over Colorado, Arizona (30-3) started slow, allowing the Buffaloes to keep it close at halftime. J.J. Hardy Jersey . Playing its third game in as many days, Colorado had no chance at stopping the Wildcats once they got rolling, succumbing to Arizonas defensive pressure and string of highlight-reel plays. Arizona shot 60 per cent in the second half and held Colorado (23-11) to 5-of-22 shooting in the final 20 minutes to earn a spot Saturdays championship game against UCLA or Stanford. T.J. McConnell added 12 points, five assists and four rebounds for the Wildcats in front of a pro-Arizona crowd at MGM Grand Garden Arena that made it feel like McKale Center West. Askia Booker had 20 points to lead Colorado, which has a two-day wait to see if the NCAA tournament selection committee deems them worthy of the bracket. Arizona put on a show in its tournament opener, flexing its defensive muscles for everyone to see with an overwhelming quarterfinal victory over Utah. The Wildcats held the Utes to 13 first-half points, 39 overall, 12 field goals and 25 per cent shooting -- all tournament records. The 32-point margin also matched the largest in tournament history. Arizona pulled a similar smothering act on Colorado in the teams last meeting. After a 12-point loss in Tucson, Colorados Xavier Johnson proclaimed Arizona wasnt that good and that the Buffaloes would beat the Wildcats by 20, even with leading scorer Spencer Dinwiddie out for the season. The Wildcats turned the slight into a fury, holding Colorado without a field goal for the opening 10 minutes and shooting 84 per cent in the second half an 88-61 win -- their first in Boulder since 1973. The Buffaloes got off to a better start this time, scoring 8 1/2 minutes sooner. Colorado still had trouble with Arizonas amoebic defence, though, going 10 of 29 from the floor in the first half. But the Buffaloes had something up their sleeve: A little defence of their own. Contesting shots and digging down on the post for steals, Colorado made life much more difficult than it had back in Boulder, allowing them to stay in the game. The Buffaloes held Arizona to 11-of-29 shooting and forced eight turnovers -- five by centre Kaleb Tarczewski -- that led to 11 points. Colorado held Arizona scoreless for over 4 minutes during a 10-2 run that helped the Buffaloes trim Arizonas nine-point lead to 27-24 at halftime. The second half looked more like the game in Boulder. Arizona picked up the defensive intensity even more and started pouring out the highlights to extend the lead. Johnson had one, flying in for a reverse alley-oop dunk and Hollis-Jefferson matched him with a tomahawk dunk over Josh Scott. Gordon provided one on the defensive end not long after that, soaring up for a clean swat on Johnsons one-handed dunk attempt that sent Arizonas fans bursting out of their seats. In just a couple of minutes, the Wildcats were up 51-32 thanks to a 13-0 run, well on their way to the Pac-12 title game. Michael Bourn Jersey .com) - Jimmie Johnson won Sundays AAA Texas 500 while championship contenders Jeff Gordon and Brad Keselowski as well as their teams were involved in a post-race fight on pit road after the two clashed in the closing laps at Texas Motor Speedway. Darren ODay Jersey .com) - The Dallas Mavericks had a five-game winning streak snapped last time out, but theyll try to get back into the winners circle Sunday evening when the Milwaukee Bucks pay a visit to American Airlines Center.TORONTO - Attendance issues at the Bell Centre have been a cause for concern at the world junior championship. But on Monday, Hockey Canada reaffirmed its commitment to Montreal as a co-host city for the 2017 tournament.Responding to comments by IIHF council member Frank Gonzalez and president Rene Fasel about keeping options open for two years from now, Hockey Canada president and CEO Tom Renney threw cold water on the idea of holding the tournament exclusively in Toronto in 2017.I think were deeply committed to Montreal, as we should be, Renney said. We feel very strongly about Montreal being an outstanding hockey market in the world, period.Theres no reason to suggest anything other than that.Hockey Canada has come under criticism from fans for expensive ticket prices that contributed to empty seats for Canadian games in Montreal. Fasel said Hockey Canada was responsible for setting the ticket prices, which ranged from $66 to $366.Renney took over for Bob Nicholson this past summer and was not responsible for prices that were set before he came on the job. Renney deferred comment on ticket prices until Hockey Canada can review everything about this tournament but assumed the onus for decisions moving forward.Im responsible for what happens beyond this point, so Im good with that, Renney said. And I think taking responsibility for what lies aheadd is critical for all of us. Pedro Alvarez Orioles Jersey. There were 3,000 empty seats at the Bell Centre for the marquee New Years Eve game between Canada and the United States and more for the opener against Slovakia on Boxing Day. Fasel estimated this tournament would finish with between 365,000 and 385,000 total fans.That would make it the third-most-attended world juniors in history but well behind Ottawa in 2009 (453,000) and Edmonton and Calgary in 2012 (444,000).Asked if he was worried about ticket prices for this tournament being too high, Renney said if review showed that to be the case then I have concerns, no question.The last thing I want to do is ostracize kids from the game of hockey because they cant afford to play it, Renney said.Renney wasnt certain on how much of a profit Hockey Canada would reap from this tournament, saying that it might be a little light of an estimate of $20-$25 million.Its certainly a healthy event at the very least, Renney said. We want to pump as much of this back into development as we can.Fasel wondered if marketing was a problem that led to smaller crowds in Montreal. Renney wasnt sure if that was the case but didnt mind the IIHF president being critical of Hockey Canada.We have to hold ourselves to a high standard, Renney said. Were big people, were adults, we can deal with that.Follow @SWhyno on Twitter Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '