UCLA avoids upset by Arizona State

CaptionCloseTempe, Ariz.T.J. Leaf scored 25 points, and No. 5 UCLA survived an upset bid by Arizona State with an 87-75 victory Thursday night.The Bruins (25-3, 12-3 Pac-12) won their sixth straight game. Aaron Holiday added 17 points and Thomas Welsh had...

UCLA avoids upset by Arizona State

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Tempe, Ariz.

T.J. Leaf scored 25 points, and No. 5 UCLA survived an upset bid by Arizona State with an 87-75 victory Thursday night.

The Bruins (25-3, 12-3 Pac-12) won their sixth straight game. Aaron Holiday added 17 points and Thomas Welsh had eight points and 11 rebounds in 18 minutes.

Torian Graham led Arizona State with 28 points and Kodi Justice added 19. The Sun Devils hit 14 3-pointers but were outrebounded 49-30.

The Bruins' size made a difference throughout the game, with UCLA capitalizing on plenty of second-chance opportunities and taking advantage of Arizona State's four-guard lineup with a major rebounding edge.

The Sun Devils (13-16, 6-10) scored the first seven points of the second half and got a near capacity crowd on its feet when Shannon Evans II made a fastbreak layup to trim UCLA's lead to 45-43.

Cincinnati 87, Memphis 74: Jacob Evans III scored 12 of his 15 points during Cincinnati's dominant first half, and the 15th-ranked Bearcats held on for their 25th straight home victory. Cincinnati (25-3, 14-1 American Athletic) led 51-32 at halftime. Memphis (18-10, 8-7) cut the lead to six points before fading. Jeremiah Martin led the Tigers with 23 points.

Ohio State 83, Wisconsin 73: C.J. Jackson scored 18 points on 4-for-4 shooting from 3-point range and Ohio State upset No. 16 Wisconsin. JaQuan Lyle had 17 points and Jae'Sean Tate added 15 points and 12 rebounds for the Buckeyes (16-13, 6-10 Big Ten). Bronson Koenig had 27 points for Wisconsin (22-6, 11-4).

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