Shabazz Muhammad grabbed a defensive rebound, got fouled and made both free throws with nine seconds remaining, helping UCLA hang on for...
LOS ANGELES — Shabazz Muhammad grabbed a defensive rebound, got fouled and made both free throws with nine seconds remaining, helping UCLA hang on for a 74-69 victory over No. 11 Arizona on Saturday night that moved the Bruins (22-7, 12-4) into a first-place tie with idle Oregon in the Pac-12.
The star freshman finished with 18 points as UCLA fans chanted “One more year” in reference to Muhammad’s likely early departure for the NBA draft.
“I knew going into this deal that this was a one-year deal and it should be,” Bruins coach Ben Howland said. “He’s a top-five pick. When you have that going for you, it’s absolutely the right thing for him. That was absolutely his last game in Pauley Pavilion. I know that, he knows that, we all know that. We want the season to go as long as possible for him.”
Freshman Grant Jerrett made four three-pointers in scoring 14 points for the Wildcats (23-6, 11-6).
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At USC 57, Arizona State 56
Eric Wise scored 12 and USC (14-15, 9-7) held off a furious rally by Arizona State.
Jahii Carson scored 23 points for Arizona State (20-10, 9-8), which lost its third in a row.