UCLA no match for No. 2 Arizona
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In Lawrence, Kan., Kirk Hinrich scored 26 points as No. 12 Kansas extended its winning streak over Kansas State to 25 games.
In Omaha, Neb., Kyle Korver had 24 points and 11 rebounds and No. 13 Creighton overcame a 13-point deficit to defeat Southern Illinois.
In Louisville, Marvin Stone had 22 points and eight rebounds as No. 15 Louisville won its 11th straight game with a victory over TCU.
Dwyane Wade scored 20 points and No. 21 Marquette won its first game in Charlotte.
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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