Pac-12 Tournament 2013: Men’s Basketball Semifinal UCLA vs. Arizona

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Semifinal action of the Pac-12 tournament from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas

UPDATE: Alas, the sweetness of victory was turned sour for the Bruins, as reports surface that Jordan Adams — UCLA’s starting guard and the hero of the win — broke his right foot on the final play of the game and will miss the remainder of the season.

Game 9 FINAL — No. 1 UCLA 66, No. 4 Arizona 64

After Adams scores 13 straight to help give Bruins lead, Grant Jerrett his a three to tie the game. Kyle Anderson’s layup off an offensive rebound proves to be game winner, as Arizona misses last-second jumper. UCLA wins for many reasons, but main one might be play of Adams. The freshman guard scored 18 of his 24 points in the second half, including squad’s only 3-pointer, to go along with two key steals. Muhammad and Wear both finished with 11 points, while Anderson tallied 10 points and five steals.
5:26 2nd Half — No. 4 Arizona 53, No. 1 UCLA 51

Jordan Adams keeps Bruins within one possession with two straight buckets.

8:14 2nd Half — No. 4 Arizona 49, No. 1 UCLA 47

Two Shabazz Muhammad buckets spark a 9-0 UCLA run.

10:36 2nd Half — No. 4 Arizona 47, No. 1 UCLA 38

Arizona trying to pull away, UCLA trying to chip away. So far in the second half, the Wildcats have been more successful. Bruins still looking for their first 3-pointer.

HALFTIME: No. 4 Arizona 30, No. 1 UCLA 26

The Bruins shot just 34 percent in the first half, missing all six of their 3-point attempts. Meanwhile, Arizona drained 4-of-9 threes and has the edge in rebound and assist categories. The ‘Cats’ eight turnovers helped UCLA keep the game close.

Jonathan Kuperberg covers men’s basketball. Contact him at [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter @JonathanKupe.