It took Arizona nearly a half to adjust to Virginia's zone. With the ninth-ranked Wildcats' talent, that left plenty of time for a runaway.
Chris Rodgers scored 15 points in the second half and finished with 20 in an 81-51 victory last night in Tucson.
Hassan Adams had 12 points during a 29-1 run that began late in the first half and blew open a tight game.
"It was all about our intensity level," Rodgers said. "We tend to come out sluggish in games. I wanted to set the tone and get the crowd into it."
The Wildcats entered on a two-game skid, having lost to Connecticut and Michigan State in the Maui Invitational after an opening win over Kansas. They also were intent on avenging a 78-60 loss at Virginia last season.
Sean Singletary had a season-high 24 points for the Cavaliers (2-1), while J.R. Reynolds, Virginia's top scorer, went 3 for 14 and missed one of two free throws.
"We've got to put a lot on those two guys, and we just can't afford to have either one of them have a bad game," Virginia Coach Dave Leitao said. "J.R. had a bad night, and we've got to get him back and refocused."
* MICHIGAN STATE 84, IUPUI 73: Paul Davis delivered a message on and off the court for the Spartans.
Davis finished with 30 points and 14 rebounds for No. 12 Michigan State (3-2) at home. After the game, Davis said the team needs to play much tougher defense to reach its championship goals.
"It's matter of taking pride in guarding your man," Davis said. "We're giving up too much dribble penetration, took many kick-outs and too many shots."
The Spartans gave up 82.8 points per game in the tournament in Hawaii, where they played the equivalent of 41/2 games in five days.
The Mastodons (1-3) scored the first eight points before Davis took over.
* VILLANOVA 84, LEHIGH 47: Allan Ray set Villanova's individual three-point record with eight and scored 26 points for the No. 4 Wildcats at home.
Villanova (2-0) set a school record with 17 three-pointers and took more three-pointers (33) than regular field goals (26).
Lehigh (2-4) simply had no answer.
* AIR FORCE 64, NAVY 55: John Frye scored a career-high 26 points for the Falcons (5-1) in Annapolis. Frye, a junior center, had scored just 20 points in his career coming into the game. He started in place of injured Nick Welch, who is out for the season.
The Falcons went 15 for 19 (78.9 percent) from the field in the second half for their fourth win in a row over the Midshipmen (0-3). Freshman Kaleo Kina and sophomore Corey Johnson scored 14 points apiece for Navy. Senior David Hooper (Gar-Field) added 11.