Jordan Adams had 19 points, four assists and four rebounds in UCLA’s 75-71 win over Arizona — but even that hardly captures the outstanding performance he had against the Wildcats.
In a tense Pac-12 Tournament title game, the sophomore came up with a pair of key plays: tipping the ball away from the Wildcats’ Nick Johnson with less than three minutes left, and hitting a 3-pointer with 45 seconds on the clock.
The latter gave UCLA a 71-68 lead, and ended a tie that lasted 3:14.
Arizona coach Sean Miller will likely remember this game for a long time. He made sure Adams knew as much when the two passed each other in the postgame handshake line.
“He told me, he hopes he never has to play against me again,” Adams said.