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TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Azoulas Tubelis scored 22 points, Christian Koloko added 20 before leaving with an ankle injury and No. 17 Arizona routed Sacramento State 105-60 Saturday night.

The Wildcats (6-0) had a huge size advantage and exploited it, overpowering the Hornets by 29 points in the paint. Arizona had 31 assists on 38 field goals, including nine by Kerr Kriisa, and shot 55% to avoid a letdown after beating Michigan earlier this week.

Koloko also had seven rebounds, two steals and a blocked shot but left early in the second half with a sprained ankle.

Sacramento State (3-3) fell into a big hole early and never recovered, losing its second lopsided game to a Pac-12 opponent this season. Cameron Wilbon had 14 points to lead the Hornets, who shot 36%.

Arizona opened the season with three straight blowouts and survived a tough game against Wichita State in Las Vegas. The Wildcats picked up a marquee win in Sin City last Sunday, dominating then No. 4 Michigan 80-62, which moved Arizona into the Top 25 for the first time this season.

Sac State has had an up-and-down start to the season, starting with coach Brian Katz’s abrupt retirement for health reasons just before it started. The Hornets lost by 25 to Utah and 15 to UC San Diego, but picked up a win over rival UC Davis in their last game.

Sac State had never beaten a ranked opponent in 15 tries since joining Division I in 1991, so it was going to be a tough climb Saturday.

Koloko had two early alley-oop dunks as Arizona opened the game on a 16-5 run and the Wildcats kept running from there. In the first half, Tubelis had 17 points, Koloko 10 and the Wildcats shot 19 of 38 to lead 47-22 at halftime.

Koloko opened the second half by blocking a shot on an alley-oop dunk attempt and put down one of his own after a steal. Arizona scored the first 10 points to go up 57-22. Koloko limped off soon after that, but the Wildcats went on a 15-2 run to go up 88-42.

BIG PICTURE

Sac State: The experience of playing Arizona on the road should help the Hornets once Big Sky play rolls around.

Arizona: Didn’t suffer a letdown after its big win against Michigan, dominating the Hornets at both ends.

UP NEXT

Sac State: Hosts Montana on Thursday.

Arizona: Starts Pac-12 play Thursday at home against Washington.

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Hiker Richard Jacobson falls to his death while taking picture from mountain peak at Lost Dutchman State Park in Arizona

THE body of a young man was recovered after he fell to his death while trying to take a picture at the Lost Dutchman State Park, authorities say.

Richard Jacobson, 21, fell from the Flatiron Peak in the Superstition Mountains east of Phoenix, Arizona. His body was found 700 feet from where he initially fell.

4Richard Jacobson, 21, fell to his death after attempting to take a photo on the top of a mountainCredit: Facebook 4Jacobson and a friend were camping at the Lost Dutchman State Park when the incident took placeCredit: Getty

Jacobson’s traveling companion called police a little after midnight on Monday, said the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office in a statement.

“The reporting party stated he and his friend were camping on top of Flat Iron when his friend went to the edge to take a photo and slipped,” said the office.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety sent a helicopter to help in the recovery effort, however, no other details about the incident have been released.

The Flatiron peak can be reached through a popular 5.5-mile hike on the Siphon Draw Trail, according to the hiking review website AllTrails.

Yet, it’s unknown if Jacobson took this route. The trail’s description on the website warns that there have been several rock slides in the area.

“Live nearby and have seen many a helicopter evacuation, typically about 1/2 way down around the saddle," wrote a reviewer on Tuesday.

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The hike takes around four hours to complete and is open year-round, according to the website. One reviewer said the hike is “not for the faint of heart.”

“Hardest hike I’ve done in the valley so far, but so worth it when you get to the top,” wrote another review on January 23. “The last mile is definitely the hardest. Prepare to climb rocks.”

Brandon Torres, the branch chief of Emergency Services at the Grand Canyon, urged hikers to remain focused on trails after multiple hiking deaths at the park in 2019.

“There’s been a couple of accidents where people took a picture and posed like they were going to fall off, and they really fell off,” said Torres.

“You gotta be super focused about being next to the edge, and not just at the rim. Hiking down steep canyon trails, think about how much opportunity there is to fall off a trail.

“People don’t tend to fall off the trails at Grand Canyon because they’re pretty focused. They’re focused on what they’re doing.”

4The man's body was found 700 feet from where he originally fellCredit: Facebook 4It's possible that Jacobson and his friend took the popular Siphon Draw Trail, which hikers have said is 'not for the faint of heart' online.Credit: Getty We pay for your stories!

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