No. 11 UCLA loses again, to Arizona

The Baltimore Sun

Arizona is streaking and UCLA is teetering in the Pacific-10.

Nic Wise scored 26 points, and Jordan Hill had 22 points and 13 rebounds to lead Arizona (18-8, 8-5) to an 84-72 victory over the 11th-ranked Bruins (19-6, 8-4) in Tucson yesterday, the Wildcats' seventh win in a row.

"We are just fighting and getting better," Wise said. "We still feel we are not at our peak yet. We are still learning things and getting things done on the fly."

Arizona broke an eight-game losing streak against UCLA, which was swept in the desert for the first time since 2005. The Bruins - beaten at Arizona State on Thursday - have dropped two in a row for the first time this season.

No. 2 Oklahoma 95, Texas Tech 74: : Blake Griffin set career highs with 40 points and 23 rebounds to break a school record with his 22nd double double of the season, and the host Sooners (25-1, 11-0 Big 12) routed the Red Raiders (12-13, 2-8).

No. 1 Connecticut 62, Seton Hall 54:: Hasheem Thabeet had career highs of 25 points and 20 rebounds, helping the visiting Huskies (24-1, 12-1 Big East) win their 13th straight game, over the Pirates (14-10, 5-7).

No. 4 Pittsburgh 85, Cincinnati 69:: Sam Young scored 18 points and DeJuan Blair had 17 to lead the host Panthers (23-2, 10-2 Big East) to their fifth straight win, over the Bearcats (17-9, 7-6).

No. 7 Wake Forest 86, No. 25 Florida State 63:: Al-Farouq Aminu scored 17 points to help the host Demon Deacons (19-4, 6-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) beat the Seminoles (19-6, 6-4).

No. 8 Memphis 72, Southern Mississippi 47:: Tyreke Evans scored 19 points, including nine straight during the clinching run, to lead the visiting Tigers (22-3, 10-0 Conference USA) over the Golden Eagles (13-11, 3-7).

No. 10 Marquette 73, St. John's 59:: Jerel McNeal scored 20 points, helping the host Golden Eagles (21-4, 10-2 Big East) end a two-game losing streak with a victory over the Red Storm (12-13, 3-10).

No. 14 Xavier 88, Fordham 53:: Brad Redford matched his career high with 15 points, and the host Musketeers (21-4, 9-2 Atlantic 10) recovered from back-to-back losses by beating the Rams (3-19, 1-9).

No. 16 Kansas 85, Kansas State 74:: Cole Aldrich had 21 points, Sherron Collins added 19, and the visiting Jayhawks (20-5, 9-1 Big 12) rallied from a 16-point first-half deficit and beat the Wildcats (17-8, 6-5).

No. 23 Syracuse 98, Georgetown 94, OT: : Jonny Flynn and Eric Devendorf combined for 48 points, including 15 in overtime, and the host Orange (19-7, 7-6 Big East) beat the Hoyas (13-10, 4-8).

Other ACC

North Carolina State 86, Georgia Tech 65: : Tracy Smith had 18 points and 10 rebounds, and five other Wolfpack players scored in double figures to help visiting N.C. State (14-9, 4-6) deal the Yellow Jackets (10-14, 1-10) their fourth straight loss.

Top 25 women

No. 10 Louisville 67, Cincinnati 52: : Angel McCoughtry (St. Frances) scored 33 points, leading the Cardinals (23-3, 10-2 Big East) to a victory over the host Bearcats (13-11, 3-8) that extended Louisville's best start in history.

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