UCLA controls Arizona from the start

Arizona struggled from the start on Thursday as it lost to UCLA at the Honda Center. Read on for a closer look at how it went down.

Not much went right for Arizona on Thursday night, as it turned the ball over too much and shot poorly en route to a 65-58 loss to UCLA at the Honda Center.

Arizona jumped out to a 6-4 lead behind four points from Josiah Turner. After a Jesse Perry jumper made it 8-4, Jerime Anderson hit a three and David Wear followed with a jumper to give the Bruins the lead with 15:45 left in the first half.

A few minutes later, Lazeric Jones hit a jumper that gave UCLA a 17-12 lead and Anderson hit a jumper to add two more. After two more free throws by Travis Wear, Angelo Chol made a layup to stop the UCLA run and a minute or so later, a Fogg three-pointer cut the lead to six.

The lead stayed around six until about the five minute mark when a Brendon Lavender three-pointer cut UCLA's lead to 29-26. After David Wear hit a jumper, Lavender hit another three and Arizona was finally within a basket.

However, Jones hit two jumpers and Jerime Anderson had a dunk that was only answered by one free throw by Turner, as UCLA went into the half up 37-30. At the half, Arizona was only shooting 36 percent compared to 59 percent for the Bruins. The Wear twins combined for 18 of UCLA's points and the Wildcats simply had no answer for them in the first half.

The teams exchanged buckets to start the second half before a Travis Wear basket gave UCLA a nine-point lead. There was then a scoring drought for three minutes, but Travis Wear scored again to give UCLA a double-digit lead that lasted only seconds, as Perry answered with a three-point play. Norman Powell then caught an alley-oop dunk and Arizona chipped away a bit more with a three-point play by Solomon Hill.

Down eight, Fogg drove in the lane and hit a little floater to bring Arizona to a 46-40 deficit with about 11 minutes left. The lead stayed in that area until about the 8:26 mark when two free throws by Turner made it a 49-44 game. The teams then exchanged buckets before David Wear hit two free throws and a Jones jumper gave the Bruins a nine-point lead with 6:14 left.

Down seven, Kevin Parrom made a free throw about a minute later and Hill followed it with a layup to cut UCLA's lead to five. Hill then had a potential three-point play, but the missed free throw kept it at a 57-54 game with a little over three minutes left in regulation.

Two free throws by Travis Wear and one by Lamb gave UCLA a six-point lead with about a minute to go, as Arizona continued to have trouble taking the ball and hitting shots.

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