Friday, March 10, 2017

Arizona and UCLA Play Rubber-Game in PAC-12 Semifinals

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UCLA and Arizona in Hunt for NCAA #1 Seeds


The UCLA Bruins and the Arizona Wildcats will meet in the PAC-12 semifinals on Friday at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The 3rd-ranked Bruins and the 7th-ranked Wildcats are still in the hunt for #1 seeds in the NCAA Tournament. UCLA is 29-3 on the season while Arizona is 28-4 heading into tonight.

Arizona won 96-85 in Pauley Pavilion on Jan. 21. The Bruins dealt Arizona a rare home loss on Feb. 25, 77-72. That was Arizona's second defeat in the past 72 games in Tucson.

In their most recent meeting, UCLA outrebounded Arizona 35-28. That included a 14-4 edge on the offensive glass. The Bruins had a 20-4 advantage in second-chance points.

Oddsmakers opened UCLA as a 2.5-point favorite and the line has inched down to 2 at the moment. The total opened at 159 and has plummeted 4-points to 155 right now.

Last time out for Arizona, they were a 92-78 winner as they battled Buffaloes at home. They covered in the match as a -8-point favorite. Wildcats guard Allonzo Trier is averaging a team-best 16.6 points a game. He has scored at least 19 in five consecutive games.

In their last action, UCLA was a 76-74 winner at home against Trojans. They failed to cover the -10.5-point spread as favorites. The Bruins have won 10 consecutive games. That stretch ncludes two victories over USC, a win over Oregon and the triumph in Tucson.

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