Bruins Suffer Desert Sweep
Feb. 14, 2009
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Nic Wise scored 26 points and Jordan Hill had 22 points and 13 rebounds to lead Arizona to an 84-72 victory over 11th-ranked UCLA on Saturday, the Wildcats' seventh win in a row.
Arizona (18-8, 8-5 Pac-10) broke an eight-game losing streak against Bruins, who were swept in the desert for the first time since 2005, UCLA's first two-game losing streak of the season.
The Bruins (19-6, 8-4) gave up a season-worst 49 points in the first half, falling behind by 18 at the break and trailing by as many as 25 in the second half.
Darren Collison scored 26 for UCLA, including 6-of-10 on 3-pointers. Four of his 3s came in a late outburst that twice cut the lead to nine, the last on Josh Shipp's layup after an Arizona turnover with 1:08 to play.
Shipp missed a free throw that would have made it a three-point play, then missed an open 3 and the Bruins were finished.