Second half run dooms Bruins

Arizona trailed UCLA at the half, but a huge 34-6 second half run led the UA to an 83-73 victory at Pauley Pavilion.

Arizona and UCLA scored nearly at will from the outset.

The Bruins hit eight three pointers in the first half, including five of their first six buckets, but Arizona was able to keep it close on the strength of Ivan Radenovic and Mustafa Shakur.

Radenovic had one of the best games of his career scoring 19 points and grabbing 12 rebounds. The 19 points was one shy of tying his career high, which he missed by about a quarter of an inch. On two separate occasions Radenovic hit a long field goal with his toe barely on the three-point line.

Arizona struggled a bit early in the second half, but a Lute Olson timeout changed the entire complexion of the game. Down 47-42, Arizona went on a 34-6 run that put the game out of reach.

Salim Stoudamire got hot in the second half with 22 points for the night. Stoudamire also contributed four rebounds and two assists.

Arizona had a very balanced effort from all of the players including Channing Frye and Hassan Adams who both added 11 points, and a combined nine rebounds and five assists.

The UA opened up a dominating 83-62 lead before the reserves entered the game with just over one minute left. UCLA went on an 11-0 run to make the final score of 83-73 appear more respectable than it actually was.

Arizona now returns to Tucson to take on the Oregon schools for their last home games of the season.


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