UCLA looks to recapture early spark against No. 7 Arizona

UCLA head coach Steve Alford is trying to get the Bruins back on track against No. 7 Arizona. (Stephen Carr/Staff)

UCLA head coach Steve Alford is trying to get the Bruins back on track against No. 7 Arizona. (Stephen Carr/Staff)

UCLA returns to Pauley Pavilion tonight to play what may be the most important game of the season: a 6 p.m. tipoff against No. 7 Arizona.

A win would help rejuvenate the Bruins after an ugly start to the new year. A loss would drop the team to its first 0-3 conference start since the 1981-82 season.

» Heading into its Pac-12 home opener, UCLA has been unable to play with consistent energy. “It’s hard to just turn it on and off,” said Isaac Hamilton.
» Jonah Bolden was once thought of as a potential one-and-done candidate. He hasn’t played that way yet through his first 14 appearances.
» From two years ago: A list of the top 10 games in the UCLA-Arizona rivalry.

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