GAMEDAY Mens Basketball

UCLA 75, Arizona 59

(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

By BETH HARRIS
AP Sports Writer

LOS ANGELES - Johnny Juzang and Jules Bernard scored 15 points each and seventh-ranked UCLA used gritty defense to beat No. 3 Arizona 75-59, handing the Wildcats their first loss in Pac-12 play.

The Bruins (14-2, 6-1) took the lead for good during a 12-0 run in the first half on the way to winning their fourth in a row.

Bennedict Mathurin scored 10 of his 16 points in the second half for the Wildcats (16-2, 6-1), who had their five-game winning streak snapped. Christian Koloko added 11 points and seven rebounds, highlighted by six dunks from the 7-foot-1 center.

Down by 16, the Wildcats used a 19-11 surge to close to 61-53. Mathurin had seven points and Azuolas Tubelis added six.

Jaime Jaquez Jr. scored all 10 of his points in the second half for the Bruins, including eight during the Wildcats' spurt. UCLA went cold for three minutes before getting back-to-back 3-pointers from David Singleton and Bernard that pushed the lead to 14.

When the Bruins weren't scoring, they were defending, tipping balls out of the Wildcats' reach, throwing their bodies around inside and blocking shots.

UCLA fans chanted "Overrated!" at the Wildcats, who had their share of fans on hand at Pauley Pavilion. Arizona was the highest-ranked opponent to play at UCLA since No. 1 Kentucky on Dec. 3, 2015.

Both teams came out firing. Neither missed a 3-pointer in the first 6 1/2 minutes, with Arizona making its first four and UCLA hitting its first three.

But the Wildcats missed their next 11 3-point attempts and their shooting slumped to 35% in the half. The Bruins ran off 12 points in a row to erase a four-point deficit. They shot 53% in the half and led by 15 before settling for a 40-29 advantage at the break.


Arizona
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
C. Koloko C 31 5-8 1-2 0-0 4-7 2 1 0 2 1 11
K. Kriisa G 35 0-12 0-0 0-9 0-2 6 0 0 4 1 0
B. Mathurin G 34 5-22 3-6 3-6 4-10 2 0 2 2 1 16
P. Larsson G 33 4-10 0-0 2-7 1-5 0 0 0 0 1 10
D. Terry G 25 0-5 0-0 0-2 1-5 1 1 0 2 0 0
J. Kier   15 3-8 0-0 1-3 2-7 1 0 1 0 1 7
A. Tubelis   15 3-7 1-1 1-1 4-6 2 0 1 2 4 8
O. Ballo   11 3-3 1-2 0-0 1-3 0 0 0 2 1 7
A. Bal   0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
S. Nowell   0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   199 23-75
(.307)
6-11
(.545)
7-28
(.250)
21-49 14 2 4 14 10 59


UCLA
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
C. Riley F 25 6-11 0-0 0-0 0-3 2 0 0 0 3 12
J. Jaquez Jr. G 35 4-8 1-2 1-3 0-5 2 3 2 2 1 10
J. Bernard G 31 7-11 0-0 1-4 0-7 3 0 2 0 3 15
J. Juzang G 31 6-18 0-0 3-5 0-3 2 0 0 2 2 15
T. Campbell G 30 4-7 0-0 1-2 0-4 3 1 0 0 2 9
D. Singleton   17 1-2 1-2 1-1 1-2 0 0 1 0 0 4
P. Watson   16 2-5 0-0 1-2 0-4 0 2 2 3 1 5
M. Johnson   15 2-2 1-1 0-0 1-1 0 2 0 1 1 5
Totals   200 32-64
(.500)
3-5
(.600)
8-17
(.471)
4-34 12 8 7 8 13 75
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