High-scoring Bruins bracing for Wildcats' defense

2014-01-05T22:13:00Z 2014-01-05T22:41:35Z High-scoring Bruins bracing for Wildcats' defenseBruce Pascoe Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Now that UCLA dropped 107 points on USC -- making more fun of Andy Enfield's comments about slow-down ball at Pauley -- the Bruins are embracing the chance to test that offense against one of the nation's best defenses.

"Our offensive production has been outstanding and we're probably playing the best defensive team we have played all year," UCLA coach Steve Alford said of Arizona, according to the Los Angeles Times. "They hang their hat at the defensive end. Something has got to give. We have four days to come up with a good game plan."

The Bruins are averaging 87.1 points a game while shooting 52.7 percent from the field over 14 total games so far.

After UCLA's blowout win today, Enfield used a closet-sized room to tell media he found no positives in the loss.


Elsewhere in the Pac-12, Colorado was led by guards Askia Booker and Spencer Dinwiddie while handing Oregon its first loss of the season.

And Jermaine Marshall figured a way to score big in ASU's win over Washington State.


Solomon Hill was disappointed that he didn't get to play more during his brief D-League experience.

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Pac-12 basketball standings

  Conference Overall
Team W L T PCT W L T PCT
Arizona 0 0 0 0.000 11 0 0 1.000
Washington 0 0 0 0.000 9 0 0 1.000
California 0 0 0 0.000 9 1 0 0.900
UCLA 0 0 0 0.000 8 3 0 0.727
Oregon 0 0 0 0.000 7 3 0 0.700
Oregon State 0 0 0 0.000 7 2 0 0.778
Utah 0 0 0 0.000 7 2 0 0.778
Arizona State 0 0 0 0.000 6 4 0 0.600
Stanford 0 0 0 0.000 6 2 0 0.750
Colorado 0 0 0 0.000 6 3 0 0.667
USC 0 0 0 0.000 6 4 0 0.600
Washington State 0 0 0 0.000 4 6 0 0.400

AP Top 25


Pac-12 basketball schedule

Teams Date Time
Loyola Marymount at
Stanford
12/17 58-67
Grambling at
Washington
12/17 38-86
DePaul at
Oregon State
12/18 8:00 pm
Eastern Washington at
California
12/19 8:00 pm
Arizona at
UTEP
12/19 9:00 pm
Delaware State at
Oregon
12/20 1:00 pm
Lehigh at
Arizona State
12/20 7:00 pm
Oklahoma at
Washington
12/20 7:00 pm
USC at
Boston College
12/21 2:00 pm
DePaul at
Colorado
12/22 2:30 pm
UC-Santa Barbara at
Oregon
12/22 7:00 pm
Tulane at
Washington
12/22 9:00 pm
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