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on: January 21, 2023, 03:04:00 PM


Arizona takes down UCLA in a dog fight at Mckale 58-52

No. 11 Arizona led for the entire second half, by as many as 13, before nearly collapsing down the stretch before holding on for a 58-52 win over the fifth-ranked Bruins on Saturday afternoon at McKale Center.

It was the third consecutive win for the UA (17-3, 6-3 Pac-12) over UCLA (17-3, 8-1), which it hadn’t done since 2009-10, and ended the Bruins’ 14-game win streak while bringing them closer to the rest of the pack in the conference.

Arizona won despite shooting 38.8 percent, turning it over 17 times—including several in the final minutes, as UCLA cut a 12-point deficit to four—and allowed 18 offensive rebounds while getting outrebounded 44-37 overall. It made up for it by holding the Bruins to a season-low 31.3 percent shooting and 4 of 20 3s, while UCLA also went just 6 of 11 from the line compared to Arizona’s 15 of 20 with Oumar Ballo going 8 of 11 himself.

Ballo led Arizona with 16 points and eight rebounds, while Azuolas Tubelis had 14 (on 5-of-15 shooting) with 11 rebounds and...

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Reply #1 on: January 21, 2023, 06:38:45 PM
I loathe the filthy Bruins and so wanted this win more than any. It did not disappoint. Feels sooooo good and made my week. Ha. Cats played great defense (#45 on KenPom now, up 40 spots from a week ago). McKale was awesome.

It was a beautiful thing.



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Reply #2 on: January 22, 2023, 07:26:34 AM
I loathe the filthy Bruins and so wanted this win more than any. It did not disappoint. Feels sooooo good and made my week. Ha. Cats played great defense (#45 on KenPom now, up 40 spots from a week ago). McKale was awesome.

It was a beautiful thing.

Hear Hear, Deb !!!  I could not agree more



 


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