LAS VEGAS – Shabazz Muhammad scored 12 of his 16 points in the second half, Travis Wear hit a jumper with 11 seconds left and No. 21 UCLA rallied from a 15-point deficit to beat Arizona State 80-75 in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 tournament on Thursday.
Wearing new uniforms with sleeves and camouflage-patterned shorts that looked like pajamas, the top-seeded Bruins (24-8) played like they were barely awake well into the second half.
UCLA rallied behind Muhammad, who scored 10 points during a 17-4 second-half run. Wear hit a long jumper to put the Bruins up 78-75 and Arizona State's Jonathan Gilling missed a 3-pointer in the corner to help UCLA avoid becoming the second straight No. 1 seed to lose its opener.
Larry Drew II had 20 points and Wear finished with 15 to send the Bruins into the semifinals against No. 18 Arizona or Colorado on Friday night.