Arizona’s Sean Elliott signs autographs for fans after the basketball team returned to Tucson on March 4, 1986, after defeating UCLA in Los Angeles. Edward McCain / Tucson Citizen

Bruins guard Reggie Miller guaranteed a victory two days before the Wildcats would win their first Pac-10 championship. Elliott, a sophomore, scored 28 points and made all 10 free throws he attempted as the Wildcats rallied from a 44-39 halftime deficit. "Somebody had to put it in," he said. "I just took it upon myself to try."