Johnson block keeps #3 Arizona undefeated
The only NCAA basketball game on Christmas was a thriller between undefeated #3 Arizona and #17 San Diego State in the Championship game of the Diamond Head Classic in Hawaii. The Wildcats held a two point lead at halftime but the Aztecs erased it with a 14-4 run to start the second half. Arizona was able to battle back and take a one point lead with 13 seconds left thanks to Senior Mark Lyons connecting on two free throws. But it was sophomore Nick Johnson blocking Chase Tapley's layup at the buzzer to secure the 68-67 victory for the Wildcats keeping them as one of only five unbeaten teams left in college.