NCAAB Game Recap - UCLA at Arizona
Sat Feb 8, 2020 10:00 PM EST

OkSt
70
Baylor
78
F
Gonz
90
StMar
60
F
Kansas
60
TCU
46
F
SDSU
89
AF
74
F
UVA
73
Lou
80
F
StLou
65
Dayt
71
F
Duke
98
UNC
96
F(OT)
Mia-FL
81
FlaSt
99
F
Seton
70
Vill
64
F
LSU
90
Aub
91
F(OT)
WVU
59
Okla
69
F
Oreg
53
OrSt
63
F
KY
77
Tenn
64
F
MSU
68
Mich
77
F
Nebras
72
Iowa
96
F
StJon
82
Crei
94
F
Minn
77
PSU
83
F
UCLA
65
Ariz
52
F
Stan
74
Colora
81
F
SMU
90
Temp
97
F(OT)
WIMil
80
IUPUI
79
F(OT)
BC
77
VaTec
73
F(OT)
Stony
64
UNH
81
F
DeP
72
GTown
76
F
URI
82
GrgWas
51
F
TexAM
54
SCar
74
F
VMI
75
Citad
64
F
HolyC
68
Boston
77
F
TexPA
75
ChiSt
64
F
Princ
62
Corn
73
F
Penn
76
Colum
67
F
GaTec
64
Pitt
73
F
Oral
76
NDSt
83
F
Fla
51
Miss
68
F
N TX
71
UAB
64
F
Maine
82
Bingha
75
F
Furm
82
WCU
73
F
Leh
62
Lafy
59
F
Purd
74
Ind
62
F
Rich
59
Ford
53
F
Tows
76
Drex
69
F
JMU
78
Del
80
F
Navy
60
Colg
67
F
TexAr
75
CoCar
89
F
Army
62
Amer
72
F
E MI
58
Akr
59
F
StBon
83
Duques
80
F
SDak
82
N DA
68
F
ArkSt
87
ArkLR
90
F
Winth
70
Longw
68
F
RobM
61
SacHr
58
F
GASt
77
ULMo
69
F
Ark
79
Mizzu
83
F(OT)
MiaO
46
Ohio
77
F
SoFL
75
Mem
73
F
TxTch
62
Tex
57
F
TxSt
57
App
60
F
Seatt
87
UtVal
85
F(OT)
PorSt
57
S UT
85
F
Drake
73
NrthIA
83
F
CenCT
60
Bry
64
F
UMBC
60
UMassL
50
F
Jacksn
65
NJIT
54
F
StFPA
85
Wagn
68
F
MtStM
67
StFNY
70
F
TexSA
84
Charl
91
F
FlInt
66
FlAtl
59
F
Elon
72
Charl
65
F
NE
71
Hof
75
F
WIGB
58
IL-C
71
F
MD-ES
53
Morg
61
F
NCAT
73
BethC
78
F
NCC
68
Copp
63
F
ETSU
73
Mercer
60
F
How
78
FlaAM
82
F(OT)
Lib
74
N AL
56
F
E KY
75
SIU-E
83
F
CenAR
82
McNee
76
F(OT)
Lipsco
72
KennSt
66
F
GWebb
88
USC-Up
57
F
Ball
64
W MI
68
F
(N/A)
64
LongI
67
F(OT)
Presb
62
Campbl
79
F
Toled
83
BGSU
85
F
MorSt
65
E IL
71
F
SamH
82
Nich
88
F
StJos
66
LaSal
83
F
Buck
65
LoyMD
78
F
MTSt
49
E WA
74
F
SeLA
75
InWor
82
F(OT)
NebOm
64
SDSt
81
F
JacSt
75
TN-M
61
F
TNTec
62
SEMO
60
F
AlSt
87
MsVl
74
F
IPFW
70
Denv
63
F
NOrl
74
SFA
81
F
Hamp
72
ChaSo
85
F
ECU
81
Tul
67
F
Wyo
68
NM
97
F
Rice
91
MidTN
83
F
Clev
55
YSU
67
F
Alab
105
UGA
102
F(OT)
Harv
71
Brown
72
F
APSU
63
Belm
71
F
TXSo
59
PVAM
69
F
Alc
57
JackSt
86
F
South
62
Gram
66
F
DelSt
57
Norf
85
F
NFla
69
FlGlf
60
F
Chat
84
Woff
77
F
SJSU
77
Nev
95
F
Detr
65
NoKY
84
F
Radf
81
HiPt
70
F
Dart
57
Yale
75
F
Oakl
71
WriSt
83
F
UTEP
53
OlDom
72
F
W&M
64
UNCW
70
F
LaTec
79
Marsh
83
F(OT)
Vermt
69
Hartfo
68
F
SoMis
72
W Ky
75
F
Wake
73
Syr
75
F
KansSt
63
IaSt
73
F
Fres
67
UNLV
68
F
Cal
45
Utah
60
F
NMSt
67
UMKC
61
F
GaSo
86
ULLa
79
F
MOSt
66
SIU
68
F
IndSt
67
IlSt
74
F
NWSt
93
HBU
79
F
Lamar
49
AbCh
84
F
Prov
58
Xav
64
F
AlaAM
58
ArkPB
54
F
Vand
70
MisSt
80
F
Murr
73
TNSt
65
F
NoAZ
70
Web
76
F
Sac
63
IdaSt
59
F
Mont
82
Ida
71
F
USF
76
BYU
90
F
UCRiv
59
CSNor
61
F
HI
75
CAPoly
79
F(OT)
GrCan
103
CBap
98
F
UCIrv
61
UCSB
64
F
Portl
81
USD
88
F(2OT)
Pepp
78
Pacif
79
F
Bois
61
UtSt
70
F
USC
64
AzSt
66
F
UCDav
87
CS-Ful
81
F

UCLA 65, Arizona 52

Feb 8, 2020, 10:00 PM EST

Final

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2

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UCLA (13-11)

29

36

65

(23) Arizona (16-7)

28

24

52

UCLA shuts down No. 23 Arizona in 65-52 win
Sun Feb 9, 2020 2:22 AM

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) UCLA watched Arizona State make almost everything it took from 3-point range.

Two days later, Arizona missed nearly everything it shot, with a little help from the Bruins.

The result: Arizona's lowest shooting percentage in the McKale Center's 47-year history.

Playing arguably its best all-around game of the season, UCLA held No. 23 Arizona to 25% shooting in a 65-52 win on Saturday night.

"For us, it's law of averages," UCLA coach Mick Cronin said. "We played against a team the other night that couldn't miss. We played good defense and they missed some shots, too."

The Bruins (13-12, 6-5 Pac-12) watched Arizona State hit 14 of 24 of its 3-pointers in an 84-66 loss on Thursday.

UCLA shut down Arizona inside the arc in the first half and all over the floor in the second to become the second team to win at McKale Center this season.

The Bruins were pretty good on offense, too.

UCLA shot 51% percent, made 9 of 17 from the arc and used a big second-half run to pull away. Chris Smith had 15 points and Tyger Campbell added 12 with five assists.

"I get on them and demand a lot from them, but when they get the job done, you've got to give them credit," Cronin said. "The coaches don't win games, the players win games. The players won the game tonight."

Arizona (16-7, 6-4) hung in with 3-point shooting in the first half, but struggled from all over the court in the second as UCLA pulled away.

The Wildcats missed all 12 of their second-half 3-point attempts and went 6 for 29 overall to watch a close game spiral away from them over the final 10 minutes.

"Their toughness and physicality wore on all of us," Arizona coach Sean Miller said. "It wore on our drives, our second shots. You have to know going into the game they're playing like that and you have to be able to adjust."

Heading into Saturday's game, Arizona had been struggling to hold onto big leads.

The Wildcats blew a 22-point lead in a loss to rival Arizona State and, after sweeping the Washington schools, let most of a 20-point lead wither away in a win over USC on Thursday.

Saturday's game was a 3-point shooting contest at the start.

Neither team hit a 2-pointer in the first seven minutes and nine of the first 12 made shots were 3s.

The 3-over-2 trend continued the rest of the half.

UCLA hit 6 of 10 from outside the arc, 4 of 13 inside it and led 29-28.

Arizona shot 6 of 10 on 3s, 3 of 19 on 2s and had a seven-minute span without a field goal of any kind.

"It was just one of those nights when the shots weren't falling," Arizona point guard Nico Mannion said.

The Bruins hit six of their first nine shots of the second half - four were 2s - to stretch their lead to nine.

Arizona answered with an 8-0 run to pull within one, but UCLA followed with a 14-1 run to go up 15 and kept the Wildcats a bay with its defense.

BIG PICTURE

UCLA got back to its winning ways with a strong all-around performance in one of college basketball's most difficult road environments.

Arizona has been led by freshmen Mannion, Zeke Nnaji and Josh Green, but the freshman trio shot a combined 7 of 33 against the Bruins.

NNAJI'S NIGHT

Nnaji had the 12th double-double of the season, finishing with 14 points and 10 rebounds.

UCLA the 6-foot-10 freshman work for it, hounding him with double teams all night. Nnaji shot 2 of 8, but made all 10 of his free throws.

"The guy is impressive. We couldn't get enough people on him at time," Cronin said. "He was literally out-rebounding us one on four at times. He's not the reason they didn't win, I can tell you that."

HILL RETURNS

UCLA had to play Arizona State without Jalen Hill, its leading rebounder and second-leading scorer due to a sprained knee.

Hill returned and came off the bench against Arizona, finishing with nine points and nine rebounds while giving the Bruins an added defensive presence inside.

"This is the Pac-12, you're playing against NBA players and it's hard when you don't have him in there, just his size and athleticism," Cronin said.

UP NEXT

UCLA hosts Washington State on Thursday.

Arizona is at California Thursday.

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Leaders

UCLA PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
C. Smith 15 0 2 5 0 0
T. Campbell 12 0 5 3 0 0
Arizona PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
M. Hazzard 0 0 1 2 2 0
D. Smith 0 0 1 1 1 0

Team Comparison

UCLA Ariz
Points For 65 52
Field Goals 23/45-51% 15/59-25%
Three Pointers 9/17-53% 6/23-26%
Free Throws 10/12-83% 16/18-89%
Offensive Rebounds 7 16
Defensive Rebounds 28 14
Rebounds 36 33
Blocks 1 3
Steals 3 6
Turnovers 18 9
Personal Fouls 20 17
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - UCLA Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Feb 8 UCLA 65 @ Ariz 52 A. Olesinski 3 C. Koloko 2

Game Information

Stadium: McKale Memorial Center, Tucson, Arizona
Attendance: 14,644
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