FINAL: UCLA 80, ASU 75

UCLA pulls out a huge win over ASU, winning 80-75 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena after coming back from a 15-point halftime deficit. The Bruins can thank senior point guard Larry Drew II, who led the team with 20 points despite being shackled with four fouls for much of the second half.

Shabazz Muhammad also came out with a strong effort after the break, finishing with 16 points, nine rebounds, and an electrifying one-handed slam over 7-foot-2 Jordan Bachynski. The ASU center had a game-high 22 points, and now holds the single-season Pac-12 record with 116 blocks.

Co-Freshman of the Year Jahii Carson poured in 21 points for the Sun Devils, but gave the potential tying try to Jonathan Gilling. The forward had five 3-pointers, but his last open look rimmed out to seal UCLA’s win.

The Bruins advance to play 6 p.m. tomorrow against the winner of Arizona and Colorado.

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  • Mike

    “The ASU center had a game-high 22 points, and now holds the single-season Pac-12 record with 116 blocks.” …112 of them against UCLA.

    • BruinInSeattle

      like!

  • BruinInSeattle

    I wasn’t able to watch the game…what was up with all the technicals at the end?

  • bruinbiochem06

    Proud that our Bruins escaped this one.

  • Mark

    And here I was, all set to rip the team and its coach…

  • 92104bruinfan

    I suspected ASU would be a major pest today based on the two regular season encounters. One thing that is simultaneously great and maddening about many sports is that specific matchups can dictate the individual games, irrespective of overall records. ASU’s big lug Bachynski matched up well against Bruins for whatever the reason. Anyhow, glad the Devils are in the rear view mirror and we can look forward to the semis tomorrow night.

    Go Bruins!

  • Mark

    This team goes up and down more than a yo-yo!

  • josh lewis

    I imagine Tydides and Nestor are opening a vein after the Bruins pulled out a great victory against ASU.