Bruin beatdown

The Wildcats needed a win more than anything else going into Pauley on Saturday. Sure, a close game would be something that fans could be relatively happy with, but a win is what the program really needed.

The Wildcats needed a win more than anything else going into Pauley on Saturday. Sure, a close game would be something that fans could be relatively happy with, but a win is what the program really needed.

On Saturday, it got it.

Arizona had its best game of the season as Kyle Fogg led the team with 25 points and the Wildcats defeated the Bruins 77-63.

The Wildcats got off to a fast start and led by 15 at the half due mostly to the defensive efforts. UCLA was shooting 21 percent at the half while Arizona only shot 41 percent.

Still, the low shooting percentage put the Bruins in a hole and Arizona shot well from long distance as well as the line.

In the second half, UCLA came out shooting the lights out, but Arizona stayed close and made the big shots when it needed to.

In fact, it seemed that when the Bruins had a shot that may swing momentum, Fogg or Jamelle Horne would quiet the crowd down and put the Bruins back in their place.

Horne finished with 17 points and six rebounds in one of his better efforts of the season and, with the win, Arizona moves to .500

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