UCLA uses fast start to beat No. 6 Arizona

  • Associated Press
  • Thursday, January 24, 2013 8:43pm
  • SportsSports

TUCSON, Ariz. — Shabazz Muhammad scored 23 points, Jordan Adams added 15 and UCLA rode a dominating start to an 84-73 win over No. 6 Arizona on Thursday night.

The Pac-12’s top scoring and shooting team, UCLA (16-4, 6-1) tried to turn Arizona’s whiteout into a blowout, racing to a 16-point lead in the game’s first seven minutes. Even when Arizona chipped away at the lead, bringing the all-in-white crowd at the McKale Center to life, the Bruins kept their composure to pick up a huge road win.

David Wear added 15 points and eight rebounds for UCLA.

Arizona (16-2, 4-12) got off to a miserable start at both ends and never fully recovered, pulling no closer than four points after digging a huge opening hole.

Nick Johnson had 23 points, Mark Lyons added 16 and Solomon Hill 13 for the Wildcats, who went 5 for 24 from 3-point range.

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