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No. 2 Arizona Throttles No. 16 USC to Win Pac-12 Title

Arizona center Oumar Ballo (11) dunks over Southern California forward Chevez Goodwin (1) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, March 1, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Arizona center Oumar Ballo (11) dunks over Southern California forward Chevez Goodwin (1) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, March 1, 2022, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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Los Angeles (AP) -- A return to regular-season Pac-12 Conference glory for No. 2 Arizona was not an occasion for wild celebrations, loud roars or proud proclamations.

A convincing 91-71 victory over No. 16 Southern California was more of an arm-around-your-shoulder moment as the Wildcats won their first regular-season conference title in four seasons. Arizona used a business-like approach to knock of the second-place Trojans with the help of a little perspective.