Alford made a three, but Gabe York hit a three and long two before Brandon Ashley scored. After a three-point play by Alford, Ashley scored again and Arizona took a 15-13 lead with 7:30 remaining in the first half.
Powell went one of two from the line before Ristic scored. A three by York then forced a UCLA timeout with Arizona’s leads at 20-14.
Looney made a three to start the half and then hit a long two. A dunk by Powell then forced Sean Miller to call timeout with the Wildcats’ lead cut to seven with 16:42 left.
Alford and Looney then hit consecutive three-pointers and the Bruins forced another timeout with the lead cut to one.
Powell scored and Alford made two free-throws to continues the Bruins’ run. A basket by Hollis-Jefferson ended it at 17-0, but Powell and Tarczewski exchanged baskets and the Bruins led 37-36 with 11:35 left.
Alford and McConnell exchanged baskets before Johnson made two free-throws and Tarczewski added another to put Arizona up two at the eight minute mark.
After a free-throw by Ashley, Powell got a layup. Tarczewski then scored off the glass and Arizona’s lead held at three.
Alford made two free-throws and York proceeded to make a three. Johnson then got in the lane and scored to give Arizona a 49-43 lead with 3:40 left.
McConnell made a free-throw and Johnson did as well to put Arizona up eight with about two minutes left. Alford scored to cut the lead to six and a dunk by Hamilton then made it a four point game with 1:36 left.
McConnell then made a jumper and two free-throws to put Arizona up eight and seal the game.