UCLA Blows Big Lead, But Beats Arizona State In Overtime

UCLA is 24-10 all-time in Tempe.

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UCLA Beats Fiesty Arizona St In Overtime, 73-72

Tempe, AZ (Sports Network) - Lazeric Jones scored 18 points as the UCLA Bruins shaded the Arizona State Sun Devils, 73-72, in a Pac-10 game at Wells-Fargo Arena. Reeves Nelson scored 15 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for the Bruins (14-7, 6-3 Pac-10) who have won five out of six. Tyler Honeycutt added 12 points and 10 boards. Malcolm Lee also scored 12 points, while Joshua Smith finished with 10.

Trent Lockett scored 17 points for the Sun Devils (9-12, 1-8) who have lost five straight and seven of eight. UCLA led 32-19 at halftime after the Sun Devils struggled to a 6-of-30 effort from the floor in the first 20 minutes. UCLA led by 15 early in the second half, but Arizona State rallied to force a 61-61 tie at the end of regulation. Trent Lockett scored on a putback for the Sun Devils off a missed foul shot with 23 seconds left to force the extra period,

UCLA never trailed in the overtime and led by seven at one point. Arizona State was just 3-of-9 from the floor in overtime including 1-of-5 from long range.

For more information on today's game, be sure to read Bruins Nation.

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UCLA Ends First Half Of Pac-10 Schedule Facing Arizona State In Tempe

The UCLA Bruins close out the first half of their Pac-10 schedule with a road tilt against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe. UCLA will try to rebound from Thursday's 85-74 loss in Tucson to Arizona, while Arizona State is looking for their first conference home win of the season. The Bruins are 23-10 all-time in Tempe, though they lost there last season.

Sophomore forward Reeves Nelson shook off a sprained left ankle to score 24 points and grab 10 rebounds Thursday against Arizona. Nelson leads the Bruins in scoring (14.5 points per game) and rebounding (8.1 rebounds per game) this season. Ty Abbott, who scored 19 points and grabbed seven rebounds Thursday against USC, leads the Sun Devils in scoring this season at 14.2 points per game this season. Trent Lockett averages 13.7 points and 5.4 rebounds for ASU.

UCLA has struggled this season shooting from distance, making just 30.5% of their three-point attempts in Pac-10 play. The Bruins made two of 15 three-pointers on Thursday against Arizona. The Sun Devils have allowed conference opponents to make 34.8% from beyond the arc.

Here are today's probable lineups:

UCLA (13-7, 5-3)

Arizona St (9-11, 1-7)

Today's 12:30 p.m. PST game will be televised on Prime Ticket. Steve Physioc, Marques Johnson, and Rebecca Haarlow are on the call.

For more information on today's game, be sure to read Bruins Nation.

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