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 in Tucson, Ariz.
The Pacific-12 Conference’s top scoring and shooting team, UCLA (16-4 overall, 6-1 Pac-12) 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.
Arizona (16-2, 4-2) 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 for the Wildcats, whose 5-for-24 shooting from 3-point range was disastrous.