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
Washington 0 0 0 0.000 5 0 0 1.000
Arizona 0 0 0 0.000 5 0 0 1.000
UCLA 0 0 0 0.000 5 1 0 0.833
Utah 0 0 0 0.000 4 1 0 0.800
Stanford 0 0 0 0.000 4 0 0 1.000
California 0 0 0 0.000 3 1 0 0.750
Colorado 0 0 0 0.000 3 1 0 0.750
Arizona State 0 0 0 0.000 3 2 0 0.600
USC 0 0 0 0.000 3 3 0 0.500
Oregon 0 0 0 0.000 3 2 0 0.600
Oregon State 0 0 0 0.000 3 2 0 0.600
Washington State 0 0 0 0.000 2 3 0 0.400

AP Top 25


Pac-12 basketball schedule

Teams Date Time
Rice at
Washington State
11/28 74-76
North Dakota at
Utah
11/28 53-90
Alabama-Birmingham at
UCLA
11/28 76-88
Long Beach State at
Washington
11/28 70-80
Colgate at
Arizona State
11/29 7:00 pm
Alabama State at
Utah
11/29 7:00 pm
Stanford at
DePaul
11/30 12:00 pm
Lipscomb at
Colorado
11/30 12:00 pm
USC at
New Mexico
11/30 2:00 pm
California at
Fresno State
11/30 4:00 pm
Portland State at
Oregon
11/30 6:00 pm
Gardner-Webb at
Arizona
12/2 7:00 pm
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