Scores

Final

Arizona State 70

(10-4, 0-1 Pac-12)

UCLA 72

(6-7, 1-0 Pac-12)

4:30 PM ET, December 31, 2009

Pauley Pavilion, Los Angeles, California

1 2 T
ASU 31 3970
UCLA 42 3072

Top Performers

Arizona State: R. Kuksiks 15 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl

UCLA: N. Dragovic 23 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast

UCLA 72, Arizona St. 70

Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- Nikola Dragovic tied career highs with six 3-pointers and 23 points and UCLA held on after blowing nearly all of a 16-point lead to beat Arizona State 72-70 Thursday in the teams' Pac-10 opener.

The Bruins (6-7) hit a season-high 11 3-pointers in winning for the fourth time in five games after a five-game losing streak had left them with the worst non-conference record among league teams.

Rihards Kuksiks scored 15 points for the Sun Devils (10-4). Ty Abbott and Derek Glasser added 12 points each. Glasser scored seven points in the final 1:03.

Malcolm Lee added 16 points, Michael Roll 12, and Reeves Nelson and Jerime Anderson 10 each for the Bruins.

UCLA built its largest lead of 16 points early in the second half before getting outscored 28-13. Abbott had eight points and Demetrius Walker seven in the spurt that left the Sun Devils trailing 60-59.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ASU
UCLA
Points 70 72
FG Made-Attempted 25-56 (.446) 22-35 (.629)
3P Made-Attempted 9-25 (.360) 11-17 (.647)
FT Made-Attempted 11-14 (.786) 17-28 (.607)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 11 (0/0)
Largest Lead 2 16

2009-10 Season

DATEGAMELINKS
Arizona State leads 10-8
» Dec 31, 2009 @UCLA 72, ASU 70Recap
Mar 6, 2010 @ASU 56, UCLA 46Recap