Arizona falls to UCLA in Pac-12 championship 75-71
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Kyle Anderson had 21 points and 15 rebounds, Jordan Adams hit a huge 3-pointer in the final minute, and UCLA outlasted No. 4 Arizona 75-71 in a spirited Pac-12 championship game on Saturday.
The Pac-12's two best teams during the regular season, UCLA (26-8) and Arizona (30-4) put on a show in the tournament final, trading big plays and floor burns.
Offense ruled the first half and defense the second until Adams dropped in his contested 3-pointer to put the Bruins up 71-68 with 45 seconds left.
David Wear and Norman Powell combined to hit four free throws down the stretch, giving UCLA the Pac-12 title in its first year under coach Steve Alford.
Adams finished with 19 points and Powell had 15 for the surging Bruins.
Nick Johnson had 22 points and Kaleb Tarczewski added 12 for Arizona (30-4), which may have lost out on a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament with the loss.
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