UCLA no match for No. 2 Arizona

North Carolina's Byron Sanders and Connecticut's Michael Hayes battle for a loose ball in the Tar heels' upset victory Saturday.

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Published: Sunday, January 19, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, January 19, 2003 at 1:36 a.m.
LOS ANGELES - Salim Stoudamire scored 19 points and No. 2 Arizona defeated hapless UCLA 87-52 Saturday to complete its first sweep of the Los Angeles schools in 10 years.
The Wildcats (13-1) won their eighth in a row and remained atop the Pac-10 with a 6-0 record. They rallied to beat Southern California 81-72 Thursday and then sent the Bruins to their largest loss at Pauley Pavilion, which opened in 1965.
The previous record was a 104-82 loss to California on Jan. 24, 1993, when coach Steve Lavin was an assistant under Jim Harrick.
  • NO. 3 PITTSBURGH 73, NO. 25 SYRACUSE 60: In Pittsburgh, Julius Page scored 25 points and Chevy Troutman came off the bench to add 23 as No. 3 Pittsburgh relied on its inside scoring to beat No. 25 Syracuse.
    Pitt, starting 14-1 for the second straight season, improved to 4-0 for the first time in 21 Big East seasons and ended Syracuse's 11-game winning streak. Pitt beat the Orangemen (11-2, 2-1) for the fourth straight time.
  • NO. 4 TEXAS 89, TEXAS A&M 61: In Austin, T.J. Ford scored a career-high 25 points with an array of pull-up jumpers, layups and one thunderous dunk to lead No. 4 Texas to a win over Texas A&M.
  • NO. 5 OKLAHOMA 70, IOWA STATE 60: In Ames, Iowa, bouncing back from his worst game of the season, Hollis Price made nine 3-pointers and scored 31 points to lead No. 5 Oklahoma past Iowa State.
    In its first game since losing at Oklahoma State 48-46 on a disputed shot, Oklahoma (11-3, 2-1 Big 12) made sure it wasn't put in that situation again.
  • NORTH CAROLINA 68, NO. 6 CONNECTICUT 65: In Chapel Hill, N.C., Connecticut already owned one of the nation's best comebacks this season. The No. 6 Huskies couldn't pull off another one at North Carolina.
    Rashad McCants scored 27 points, including the game-clinching free throws with 3.3 seconds left, as the Tar Heels upset the Huskies.
  • NO. 18 INDIANA 74, NO. 8 ILLINOIS 66: In Bloomington, Ind., Jeff Newton scored a career-high 28 points and had eight rebounds to lead No. 18 Indiana past No. 8 Illinois.
    Nearly one year after the Hoosiers set a Big Ten record by making 17 3-pointers against the Illini, Indiana (13-3, 3-1) used the opposite approach - repeatedly going inside against the Illini's foul-prone middle - and made it work.
  • NO. 24 OKLAHOMA STATE 76, NO. 11 MISSOURI 56: In Stillwater, Okla., Victor Williams scored a season-high 24 points and No. 24 Oklahoma State put on another stifling defensive performance to win its 12th straight, over No. 11 Missouri.
  • NO. 12 KANSAS 81, KANSAS STATE 64: In Lawrence, Kan., Kirk Hinrich scored 26 points as No. 12 Kansas extended its winning streak over Kansas State to 25 games.
  • NO. 13 CREIGHTON 85, SOUTHERN ILLINOIS 76: In Omaha, Neb., Kyle Korver had 24 points and 11 rebounds and No. 13 Creighton overcame a 13-point deficit to defeat Southern Illinois.
  • NO. 15 LOUISVILLE 87, TCU 74: In Louisville, Marvin Stone had 22 points and eight rebounds as No. 15 Louisville won its 11th straight game with a victory over TCU.
  • NO. 21 MARQUETTE 67, CHARLOTTE 64: Dwyane Wade scored 20 points and No. 21 Marquette won its first game in Charlotte.
  • NO. 22 OREGON 79, OREGON STATE 68: In Eugene, Ore., Luke Ridnour and Luke Jackson combined on a second-half surge that gave No. 22 Oregon a victory over Oregon State.
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