Pac-12 Basketball

UCLA Atop Pac-12 After Defeating Arizona in Pac-12 Clash

Scott PolacekFeatured ColumnistMarch 3, 2013

Look out Oregon, you have some company.

UCLA finds itself tied with the Ducks atop the Pac-12 standings after defending home court at Pauley Pavilion Saturday night to the tune of 74-69 against the Arizona Wildcats. Shabazz Muhammad led the Bruins in scoring with 18 points, as a star-studded crowd helped spur Ben Howland’s squad to victory.

Arizona coughed up the ball 16 times (Mark Lyons and Solomon Hill had five each) and could never seize control of a back-and-forth contest as a result.

With the Pac-12 tournament bearing down quickly, the Wildcats come home to take on rival Arizona State next. As for the Bruins, they will travel to Washington State.

The games may be on late, but it will be worth tuning in for the rest of the Pac-12 race as March continues.

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