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  • Bruins take down No. 11 Wildcats

    Victory moves UCLA into tie with idle Oregon atop Pac-12 Conference standings
  • LOS ANGELES — Shabazz Muhammad grabbed a defensive rebound, got fouled and made both free throws with 9 seconds remaining, helping UCLA hang on for a 74-69 victory over No. 11 Arizona on Saturday night that moved the Bruins into a first-place tie with idle Oregon in the Pac-12.
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  • LOS ANGELES — Shabazz Muhammad grabbed a defensive rebound, got fouled and made both free throws with 9 seconds remaining, helping UCLA hang on for a 74-69 victory over No. 11 Arizona on Saturday night that moved the Bruins into a first-place tie with idle Oregon in the Pac-12.
    The star freshman finished with 18 points as UCLA fans chanted "One more year" in reference to Muhammad's likely early departure for the NBA draft.
    Kyle Anderson added 17 points, Larry Drew II had 14 points and nine assists in the senior's final home game for the Bruins, and David Wear had nine points and 10 rebounds.
    Grant Jerrett hit four 3-pointers in scoring 14 points, Mark Lyons added 13, and Kevin Parrom 11 for the Wildcats (23-6, 11-6 Pac-12), who committed 16 turnovers in coach Sean Miller's 300th career game. He is 212-88 overall and 92-41 in nine seasons in the desert. The Wildcats dropped the season series, having lost 84-73 in Tucson in January.
    UCLA (22-7, 12-4) took control with a 15-5 run to open the second half before Arizona rallied with a 10-2 run to get to 72-69.
    Drew dribbled down to kill time but then turned the ball over before UCLA could get off a shot with 24 seconds left. Lyons missed a jumper and Muhammad grabbed the rebound and fell to the floor while getting fouled by Nick Johnson.
    Muhammad made both for a 74-69 lead and the Wildcats turned the ball over on their final possession.
    UCLA broke a four-point game open with its second-half run. Drew scored six points on two 3-pointers, Muhammad had five points and Wear four as the Bruins took a 55-41 lead.
    The Wildcats rallied with a 13-4 spurt that included two 3-pointers by Johnson and another by Parrom that closed them to 59-54.
    But Muhammad answered with a 3-pointer and Wear hit one several seconds later for a 67-56 lead, keeping the Wildcats in catch-up mode for most of the game.
    California 62, Colorado 46
    At Berkeley, Calif., Tyrone Wallace and David Kravish each had double-doubles and California won its seventh straight game.
    Wallace had 16 points and 11 rebounds, while Kravish had 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Golden Bears (20-9, 12-5 Pac-12), who are in the midst of their longest winning streak in a decade.
    Justin Cobbs added 16 points and five assists while helping California clinch a first-round bye in the conference tournament. The Bears won despite an off-night from leading scorer Allen Crabbe, who was held to eight points while being saddled with foul trouble.
    Xavier Johnson had 14 points and seven rebounds for Colorado (19-9, 9-7), which lost for only the third time in 11 games.
    USC 57, Arizona State 56
    At Los Angeles, Eric Wise scored 12 points and USC held off a furious rally by Arizona State, defeating the Sun Devils.
    Bryon Wesley added 11 points and J.T. Terrell had 10 for the Trojans (14-15, 9-7 Pac-12).
    Jahii Carson scored 23 points for Arizona State (20-10, 9-8), which lost its third in a row.
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