Saturday, December 29, 2012
Rapid Reaction: UCLA 97, Mizzou 94 (OT)
By Peter Yoon ESPNLosAngeles.com
LOS ANGELES -- UCLA captured its biggest win of the season with a thrilling, 97-94 overtime victory over No. 7 Missouri on Friday night at Pauley Pavilion. A quick breakdown:
How it happened:Shabazz Muhammad scored seven of UCLA's nine points in overtime, including a 3-pointer with just under a minute to play that gave the Bruins a 95-93 lead. After Earnest Ross made one of two free throws for Missouri, Travis Wear hit a turnaround jumper inside for a 97-94 lead. Missouri got off two tightly contested 3-pointers in desperation time, but neither was close.
UCLA trailed 86-77 with 5:34 to play in regulation but went on a 9-0 run to tie the score with 1:45 to play. A Laurence Bowers dunk with 1:15 to play gave Missouri an 88-86 lead, but Jordan Adams drove the lane and scored to tie it at 88. Missouri got off two shots in the final five seconds.
For Peter Yoon's full breakdown of Friday's game at ESPNLosAngeles.com, click here.