The UCLA Bruins got off to a hot start Thursday night in the John R. Wooden Classic, and took a 37-30 lead over the Arizona Wildcats into halftime at the Honda Center in Anaheim. The Bruins shot 59.3% (16 for 27), and used a 7-0 run midway through the opening half to build their lead.
Travis Wear led UCLA in the opening half with 12 points, making four of his five field goal attempts and all four free throws. Brother David Wear also made four of his five field goals, adding eight points and three rebounds for the Bruins, who are looking for their first Pac-12 Conference win of the season.
The Wildcats shot just 37.9% (11 for 29), including three of nine from three-point range. Jesse Perry scored eight points to lead Arizona in the first half, and Josiah Turner added seven points and three boards.
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