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Bruins Bounce Wildcats, 75-69; Students Can See Friday's Game Vs. California For $10
Courtesy: UCLA Athletics  
Release:  03/11/2010

March 11, 2010

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Michael Roll scored 19 points, Reeves Nelson added 18 and UCLA held off Arizona 75-69 Thursday in a Pac-10 Conference tournament quarterfinal contest.

The Bruins will face California in Friday night's first semifinal game. Staples Center is offering $10 tickets for the doubleheader for any student from a Pac-10 school with valid student ID.

All students have to do is visit the STAPLES Center Box Office and show a valid student ID, and for $10 will receive a ticket in the 300 Upper Concourse for both of Friday night's games.

After 5:00 p.m. today students can also choose to visit and enter the special promotions code "STUDENT10".

Nelson grabbed 11 rebounds as the gritty heart-and-soul of the Bruins, which he's been all season. Wearing protective glasses, he played for the first time since missing the previous four games with a slight retinal tear in his left eye. Nikola Dragovic also scored 18 points.

Nic Wise scored 16 points and Derrick Williams added 14 for Arizona (16-15), which lost in the quarterfinals for the third consecutive year. The Wildcats salvaged NCAA tournament appearances both times, extending their nation's best streak to 25 straight years. That will end this season, although their winning record could land them in the NIT.

Arizona got to 58-55 with 7:52 remaining on two free throws by Solomon Hill. But the Bruins kept making free throws and Malcolm Lee hit a big 3-pointer to push their lead to 64-57 with 5 1/2 minutes left.

The Wildcats played catch-up the entire game, and trailed 37-33 at halftime.

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