Arizona Exposed: Wildcats Defeated Handily By UCLA, 71-49

After falling to the Trojans on Thursday, Arizona didn't put up much of a fight against the UCLA Bruins on Saturday, falling 71-49 and going back to Tucson with a lot of unanswered questions.

  • Live
2 Total Updates since February 26, 2011
  • Important 1
  • Updates 2
  • All Updates 2

Arizona Exposed: Wildcats Defeated Handily By UCLA, 71-49

This weekend was a fall from grace for the Arizona Wildcats (23-6, 12-4), who went from top ten ranking to two straight losses in Los Angeles. Maybe it's the smoggy air or the good basketball teams, but UA was outclassed by both USC and UCLA.

On Saturday afternoon, the Bruins dismantled the disjointed Wildcats, winning by 22 and never letting Arizona into the game.

Reeves Nelson scored 27 points and Joshua Smith scored 17 off the bench for UCLA (21-8, 12-4), who used their big men to consistently attack the soft Arizona interior defense. Derrick Williams looked tired and overmatched this entire weekend on defense.

The Wildcats have a lot of work to do before their final homestand of the season against the Oregon schools. Going into March is the worst time to fall apart as a team, and with the poor play of MoMo Jones this weekend, UA and its fans have to hope the team figures it all out soon.

For more Arizona coverage, check out AZ Desert Swam.

Continue
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SB Nation Arizona

You must be a member of SB Nation Arizona to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Arizona. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Arizona

You must be a member of SB Nation Arizona to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Arizona. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.