No. 1 Wildcats Beat Bruins

Box Score

AP Sports Writer

TUCSON, Ariz. - Freshman Andre Iguodala scored a career-high 18 points to lead five Arizona players in double figures as the No. 1-ranked Wildcats routed UCLA 106-70 on Thursday night.

The Wildcats (19-2, 11-1 Pac-10) buried the Bruins with a 21-0 run over a five-minute span late in the first half and early in the second.

Jason Gardner and Salim Stoudamire scored 14 points apiece for Arizona. Rick Anderson and Hassan Adams added 12 each.

Andre Patterson scored 12 points and Jason Kapono 11 for UCLA.

The Bruins (5-15, 2-9), who snapped a nine-game losing streak with a 71-70 victory over Georgetown last Saturday, lost their ninth consecutive Pac-10 game. It was their second blowout loss to Arizona this season. The Wildcats won 87-52 at UCLA on Jan. 18.

Arizona outscored the Bruins 61-36 in the second half. Had the Wildcats' three seniors not sat out the final 10 minutes, the Bruins might have threatened their worst loss ever, a 109-61 loss at Stanford in 1996-97 - Steve Lavin's first season as UCLA coach.

Arizona scored the last five points the first half and the first 16 of the second to open a 61-34 lead with 16:16 to play on Stoudamire's 9-footer after Channing Frye's blocked shot.

The lead grew to 82-44 on Hassan Adams' dunk on a lob pass from Chris Rodgers with 9:41 remaining. By then, the Wildcats were going with a lineup of three freshmen and two sophomores.

UCLA was 0-for-3 with four turnovers, and Arizona 6-for-7 with no turnovers in the Wildcats' big run in the first 3:44 of the second half.

After another sluggish start, the Wildcats outscored the Bruins 15-6 over the final 3:33 of the first half to take a 45-34 lead at the break on Frye's rebound basket at the buzzer.

Gardner sank two 3-pointers and Iguodala one during the run.

The Bruins committed 19 turnovers, 15 in the second half.

UCLA scored 10 consecutive points to take a 10-5 lead. Arizona went ahead for good when Rodgers was fouled on a 3-pointer and sank all three from the line to give the Wildcats a 17-14 lead with 12:43 left in the half.

When Cedric Bozeman made one of two free throws with 3:48 to play until halftime, the Bruins trailed just 30-28. Gardner's 3-pointer from far beyond the line triggered Arizona's late first-half run.

Iguodala had nine points and four rebounds in the first half, while Rick Anderson had eight points and six boards.

UCLA shot 47 percent in the first half to Arizona's 40.5 percent, but the Bruins were outrebounded 28-15 - including 13-3 on the offensive boards - in the first 20 minutes. The Wildcats shot 58 percent (21-for-36) in the second half.

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