As the quarterfinals of the 2012 Pacific Life Pac-12 Tournament get underway on Thursday, the No. 4 seeded Arizona Wildcats (21-10, 12-6 Pac-12) will take on the No. 5 UCLA Bruins (19-13, 11-7 Pac-12) at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
The Bruins have won the last three meetings in this tournament against Arizona (75-69 in 2010; 71-59 in 2006; 96-89 in OT in 2003). In fact Arizona's only win against them was in 1990 with a 94-78 victory. Nevertheless Arizona is fresh off their first round bye, and possibly have some pent up aggression after falling to their rivals Arizona State in their last game on Sunday.
This is the 86th meeting between these schools with UCLA holding a 49-36 advantage. Arizona has won 16 of the last 30 matchups, including a 65-63 win in Tucson on Feb. 25 in their last meeting. Arizona is 10-9 since 2002 in conference play.
Time: 2:40 p.m. PST
Location: Staples Center (19,282), Los Angeles, Calif.
Radio: IMG College/Wildcat Radio Network (Brian Jeffries/Matt Muehlebach)
TV: FOX Sports Net (Kevin Calabro/Don MacLean/Rebecca Haarlow)
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