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No. 7 Arizona rolls past UCLA

Tucson, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - T.J. McConnell had 11 points and five assists and No. 7 Arizona scraped past UCLA, 57-47, extending its win streak at McKale Center to 36 games.

While the starters struggled putting the ball in the hoop, reserves Gabe York and Dusan Ristic led Arizona (24-3, 12-2 Pac-12) with 13 and 12 points, respectively.

The Wildcats have won four straight games since falling to in-state rival Arizona State on Feb. 7.

Bryce Alford netted a game-high 22 points for UCLA (16-12, 8-7).

Arizona went scoreless for the first six-plus minutes of the game, missing its first eight shots from the floor. A pair of free throws from Ristic broke the scoring drought at 13:55 and the Wildcats dominated the rest of the half.

They finished the half on an 8-0 run and led 32-18 at the break, but UCLA flipped the script after halftime.

The Bruins ran off 17 straight points to open the second half. Kevin Looney hit a pair of 3-pointers during the surge, which gave the visitors a three- point lead with 13 1/2 minutes to play.

Arizona owned a 44-43 advantage with 5 1/2 when York's 3 sparked a 7-0 run. Alford and Isaac Hamilton scored consecutive buckets to get UCLA back within four, but McConnell scored the game's final five points to put it away.

Game Notes

This is the only meeting between the two schools this season ... UCLA fell to 2-7 on the road in conference play ... Arizona freshman Stanley Johnson had a game-high 10 rebounds.