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No. 1 Arizona beats UCLA 79-75 to go to 16-0

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No. 1 Arizona beats UCLA 79-75 to go to 16-0

By Kayla Anderson. CREATED Jan 9, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Nick Johnson scored 22 points and No. 1 Arizona withstood UCLA's late 15-1 run to beat the Bruins 79-75 Thursday night, equaling the best start in school history at 16-0.

The Wildcats (3-0 Pac-12) held on despite blowing a 13-point lead with 6:16 to play and committing a season-worst 17 turnovers.

Kaleb Tarczewski made all six of his field goal attempts and scored 16 points for the Wildcats, who snapped a three-game skid against the Bruins in the lone regular-season meeting between the longtime conference powers.

The 1931-32 Wildcats also began the season 16-0.

Freshman Zach LaVine hit a 3-pointer that got UCLA to 77-75 with 15 seconds left, but he missed another one with 2 seconds to go that would have left the Bruins down one.

 
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Kayla Anderson is KGUN 9's Weekend Sports Anchor/Reporter. When she's not working, you can find her attending sporting events or watching them on the big screen. She loves to get her day going with a great workout either running, spinning or Barre Pilates.