Thursday, March 4, 2010
Halftime: UCLA 39, Arizona 29
By Blair Angulo
TUCSON -- UCLA has found an inside game despite not having Reeves Nelson, leading Arizona 39-29 at the half.
Sophomore guard Malcolm Lee has scored a team-high-tying 11 points by aggressively driving on the offensive end. Michael Roll also has 11 points.
The Bruins lead by 10 despite missing five of seven 3-point shots. Their rebounding, which was a weak point last weekend against Oregon, has also been a key factor. Arizona has only one second-chance point.
Arizona's Derrick Williams, who leads the Wildcats with eight points, had the top play of the first half. Actually, it was two plays rolled up into one highlight-reel sequence. On the first, Williams met UCLA freshman Brendan Lane as he went up for a one-handed dunk. Williams beat UCLA's defenders to the other end and capped it with an alley-oop dunk that brought the McKale Center to its feet.