The Bruins quickly responded after a 30-second timeout with an alley-oop dunk by Travis Wear off a pass from his twin, David Wear. On the next possession, Norman Powell drove past Kevin Parrom for an emphatic one-handed jam.
UCLA pushed the lead to seven points twice again, but Hill tied the score at 29 with a driving dunk with 4:53 to go before halftime. Anderson then took the scoring load for UCLA, scoring nine consecutive points for the Bruins, a streak that ended when Drew drove for a layup with two seconds left and a 40-36 halftime lead.
NOTES: UCLA had only one senior to honor on Senior Night -- Larry Drew, a one-year transfer from North Carolina. He was second in the nation in assist-to-turnover ratio (3.46 to 1) through Thursday's games. ... Travis Wear, who had missed the past two games because of a sprained right foot, was back in the starting lineup. ... Arizona finishes the regular season at home Saturday against Arizona State. ... Blake Griffin and a few of his Los Angeles Clippers were in attendance. Actor/comedian Garry Shandling, a University of Arizona alum who attended high school in Tucson, also was courtside.
NCAA TRIVIA QUESTION
Which team was the only one to defeat three No. 1 seeds in the same NCAA Tournament?
A) 1983 North Carolina State
B) 1985 Villanova
C) 1997 Arizona
D) 2008 Kansas