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
Utah 6 1 0 0.857 16 3 0 0.842
Arizona 6 1 0 0.857 18 2 0 0.900
Stanford 5 2 0 0.714 14 5 0 0.737
Oregon State 5 2 0 0.714 13 5 0 0.722
Oregon 4 3 0 0.571 14 6 0 0.700
UCLA 3 4 0 0.429 11 9 0 0.550
Colorado 3 4 0 0.429 10 8 0 0.556
Washington 3 4 0 0.429 14 5 0 0.737
Washington State 3 4 0 0.429 9 10 0 0.474
Arizona State 2 5 0 0.286 11 10 0 0.524
California 1 6 0 0.143 11 9 0 0.550
USC 1 6 0 0.143 9 10 0 0.474

AP Top 25


Pac-12 basketball schedule

Teams Date Time
Oregon State at
Arizona State
1/28 6:00 pm
Oregon at
Arizona
1/28 8:00 pm
Stanford at
Washington
1/28 9:00 pm
Colorado at
USC
1/29 7:30 pm
Utah at
UCLA
1/29 8:00 pm
California at
Washington State
1/29 9:00 pm
Oregon at
Arizona State
1/30 6:00 pm
Oregon State at
Arizona
1/30 8:00 pm
Stanford at
Washington State
1/31 6:00 pm
Colorado at
UCLA
1/31 8:30 pm
Utah at
USC
2/1 12:30 pm
California at
Washington
2/1 1:00 pm
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