Rivalry Breakdown: UCLA vs. Arizona

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Rivalry Breakdown: UCLA vs. Arizona
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Although UCLA and Arizona are comparative latecomers to the rivalry party, the Bruins and Wildcats have quickly made up for lost time. Since Arizona joined the Pac-10 (now Pac-12) in 1978, the two teams have combined to win 24 of the 36 regular-season championships and made West Coast basketball far more than a one-team show.

They’ve also featured more quality NBA point guards than some NBA teams can boast for their entire histories. All-American Mike Bibby wasn't even the best future pro on his own team, but he did plenty to frustrate the Pauley Pavilion faithful all the same.

Here is a closer look at the many floor leaders (and other stars), tense games and eye-opening moments that have made the Bruins vs. Wildcats series the pinnacle of West Coast hoops.

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