Arizona 77

(5-9, 1-3 Pac-12)


(8-6, 3-2 Pac-12)

    10:00 PM ET, January 6, 2006

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    ARIZ 31 4677
    UCLA 41 4384

    UCLA 84, Arizona 77

    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Noelle Quinn had 18 points and eight rebounds to lead UCLA to an 84-77 win over Arizona Friday night.

    The Bruins (8-6, 3-2 in the Pac-10) outshot the Wildcats (5-8, 1-4) and forced 22 turnovers to hand Arizona its seventh loss in eight games despite Joy Hollingsworth's 22 points.

    UCLA enjoyed a 41-31 lead at intermission. But after UCLA scored the first two points in the second half, the Wildcats scored nine unanswered points to pull to 43-40 with 16:24 remaining.

    The Bruins upped their lead to eight before Hollingsworth's 3-pointer cut the deficit to 51-48 with 13:13 to play.

    With 56 seconds on the clock, Arizona's Che Oh shot two free throws but missed both. Whitney Fields got the rebound for the Wildcats but missed from close range. Lisa Willis was fouled on the Bruins' next possession, and she made both free throws to increase UCLA's lead to 81-75.

    Arizona made one last push in the final minute, with Hollingsworth at the line with 17 seconds remaining. She made one free throw, then Malia O'Neal went to the line two seconds later, making one of two shots.

    On the inbound play, Quinn was fouled by Hollingsworth, and she made one shot to give UCLA a five-point lead with 14 seconds left. Another foul by Arizona sent Nikki Blue to the line, and the senior made both shots to seal the win.

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