Bruins Stave Off Sun Devils, 72-70
Dec. 31, 2009
LOS ANGELES (AP) -Nikola Dragovic tied career highs with six 3-pointers and 23 points and UCLA held on after blowing nearly all of a 16-point lead to beat Arizona State 72-70 Thursday in the teams' Pac-10 opener.
The Bruins (6-7) hit a season-high 11 3-pointers in winning for the fourth time in five games after a five-game losing streak had left them with the worst non-conference record among league teams.
Rihards Kuksiks scored 15 points for the Sun Devils (10-4). Ty Abbott and Derek Glasser added 12 points each. Glasser scored seven points in the final 1:03.
UCLA built its largest lead of 16 points early in the second half before getting outscored 28-13. Abbott had eight points and Demetrius Walker seven in the spurt that left the Sun Devils trailing 60-59.