UCLA vs. Arizona: Bruins outlast Wildcats in second half in top five classic
No. 5 UCLA got revenge Saturday night against Pac-12 rival No. 4 Arizona in a thrilling 77-72 victory Saturday night.
A month after falling to the Wildcats in Los Angeles, the Bruins walked out of Tucson with the narrow win behind a big second half where they outscored Arizona by nine.
Five players scored in double figures for UCLA, led by Bryce Alford (15 points) and Thomas Welsh (14 points). Point guard Lonzo Ball added 11 points and eight assists despite playing through early foul trouble.
For Arizona, Allonzo Trier's game-high 28 points wasn't enough to carry the Wildcats to the season series sweep.
Follow below for the full play-by-play recap of Saturday's tight contest:
The Bruins are 7-2 on the road this season, compared to the Wildcats’ sparkling 15-0 home record.
Arizona holds its opponents to 64 points per game.
UCLA is recording 6.1 steals and 5.5 blocks per contest.
Arizona is averaging a plus-6.9 rebounding margin per game.
The Wildcats outrebounded UCLA, 42-33, in the teams’ meeting earlier this season.
Six Bruins are scoring in double figures.
UCLA has won five of its last six games by more than 10 points.
Arizona’s Allonzo Trier is averaging 15 points and five rebounds per game.
The Bruins are shooting an NCAA-best 53.2 percent from the field this season.