UCLA went into the white-out heat of the McKale Center in Tucson, AZ to face the expert's favorite to win the Pac-12 conference, and walked out carrying a Wildcat pelt, like Hercules with his lion skin.
The Bruins won 84-73, after carrying the first half 40-30. UCLA advanced its record to 16-4 (6-1 Pac-12). The Wildcats dropped to 16-2 (4-2 Pac-12)
It was a collective effort from the team wearing the True Blue with gold lettering across the chest, forcing Arizona into a high paced game that suited the high-scoring style of the players on the floor.
The Bruins forced 14 Wildcat turnovers and shot nearly 48 percent for the game. It was a steely eyed, steady nerved battle performance on the road, and a strong resume win early in the Pac-12 Conference season.
Grade outs and commentary on the Bruins' contributing players fill the slides that follow.