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TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona raced out to a big lead and did not back off, hitting the accelerator instead. No way were the Wildcats going to let their biggest rival get even a sniff of a comeback. Top-ranked Arizona raced out to a big early lead and extended it with a strong start to the second half, rolling past rival Arizona State in a 91-68 rout Thursday night. "We tried to start out the game really well and made some shots and some stops on defence, then did the same thing in the second half," said Arizona guard Nick Johnson, who led the Wildcats with 17 points. "We didnt want to give them any false hope of trying to come back or anything." There wasnt much chance the way the Wildcats were playing. Arizona (18-0, 5-0 Pac-12) dominated the Sun Devils almost from the opening tip, turning missed shots and turnovers into points at the other end while building a 21-point lead in the first half. The Wildcats didnt let up, either, stretching the lead to extend the best start in school history. Arizona put seven players in double figures, shot 56 per cent and had 21 assists on 34 field goals to beat the Sun Devils for the sixth time in seven games. Aaron Gordon had 16 points, and Kaleb Tarczewski added 12 points and eight rebounds for the Wildcats. T.J. McConnell finished with 10 points, six assists and three steals. "No doubt about it, we have a group of guys that plays with a lot of energy, a lot of effort and we are willing to share the ball," Arizona coach Sean Miller said. Arizona State (13-5, 2-3) played without second-leading scorer Jermaine Marshall and had trouble with Arizonas size all night, shooting 34 per cent. Jahii Carson had 20 points and five assists, but struggled early and had at least four shots blocked. ASU centre Jordan Bachynski battled foul trouble in the first half and wasnt much of a factor when he was in the game, finishing with three points while missing all three of his shots. Bo Barnes added 13 points for the Sun Devils, who had 18 turnovers and seven assists. "You look at the results they are posting night in and night out, it wasnt a surprise, only a confirmation," Sun Devils coach Herb Sendek said of Arizona. "They are very well balanced and their size is a factor." Arizona has gotten off to the best start in school history behind its defence The Wildcats entered the game fourth nationally in scoring at 56 points per game, seventh in field goal percentage at 37 per cent and 13th in 3-point shooting at 28 per cent. Arizona State was already going to have a tough time against the long, athletic Wildcats and it certainly didnt help that Marshall was out after injuring his groin in practice this week. Revved up by the boisterous crowd, Arizona was at its defensive best early, contesting every shot, pass and dribble. Arizona State missed 15 of its first 17 shots and Carson had nowhere to go against Arizonas pressure -- particularly McConnell -- while missing his first five shots. After a jittery offensive start, the Wildcats started hitting from everywhere, racing out to a 21-point lead while making 14 of 28 shots. The Sun Devils started to shoot a little better late in the half, but had a hard time digging out of the hole, trailing 42-28 after shooting 6 of 26. Arizona kept rolling to start the second half, hitting five of its first eight shots to stretch the lead to 22. Gordon then scored on an alley-oop, Tarczewski threw down a dunk on a no-look pass from Gabe York and McConnell dropped in a 3-pointer, flashing three fingers to the fans across from the bench after putting the Wildcats up 59-38. "Those guys are ready to play every day," said Carson, who shot 7 of 19. 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Martins goal will be in the discussion for best of the season as the year progresses. His goal came from a shallow angle just 4 yards off the end line. Instead of settling Gonzalo Pinedas pass, Martins chipped the one-hopper with his left foot over San Jose goalkeeper Jon Busch and just inside the far post. It was the fifth goal of the season for Martins. Instead of the usual backflip that has accompanied his previous goals, Martins simply shook his head possibly a little surprised his difficult attempt found the net. "Its an athletic ability. You cant teach that. Its something that somebody has," Seattle coach Sigi Schmid said. "Its definitely as good a goal thats been scored here." Busch said shots from that shallow an angle usually end up coming at the near post or end up on top of the net. "So now he finds the back post. Tip your hat to him. Nothing you can do," Busch said. "Doesnt matter who you are or where you play, thats a good goal." The Sounders (8-3-1), who remained the MLS points leader, opened the whole stadium for the firstt time this year and drew 49,746, the largest crowd for any MLS game this season.dddddddddddd Seattle was without three U.S. World Cup hopefuls, while the Earthquakes were minus two. Clint Dempsey, Brad Evans and DeAndre Yedlin were gone for Seattle and San Jose (2-4-4) played without Chris Wondolowski and Clarence Goodson. Also gone for the Earthquakes was Honduran hopeful Victor Bernardez. The Sounders could have been without Martins as well, but he was not selected to join Nigeria for its World Cup camp. Teaming with Dempsey at the top of Seattles attack, Martins has a resume this season that would have been worthy of a call. Instead hes being asked to be the offensive catalyst for Seattle with Dempsey gone. Seattle controlled the match and likely should have scored two or three more times if not for stellar goalkeeping by Busch. He stopped attempts from Lamar Neagle twice in a seven-minute span of the second half and turned away Osvaldo Alonsos attempt in the 84th minute. "My job is to make saves and keep us in the game. I did my job," Busch said. All the shots being peppered toward Busch made for a quiet night at the other end for Seattles Stefan Frei. With Wondolowski and Bernardez gone, the Earthquakes were missing seven of the 11 goals they have scored this season. The only player in San Joses starting lineup with a goal was midfielder Cordell Cato. San Joses only official shot on goal came on a free kick in the 90th minute from Khari Stephenson that Frei smothered. It was the second shutout of the season for Seattle and important after giving up five goals last Sunday to New England. "The commitment of the team this week after last week was playing to zero," Schmid said. ' ' '