The No. 5 seed UCLA Bruins started slow on Wednesday, but ultimately prevailed with a 55-40 win over their crosstown rivals, the No. 12 seed USC Trojans in the opening round of the 2012 Pac-12 Tournament. Up next for the Bruins are the No. 4 seed Arizona Wildcats, who had a bye in the first round.
The Wildcats will be without freshman point guard Josiah Turner, who was suspended indefinitely by head coach Sean Miller. Here are the details of Thursday's quarterfinal contest:
Records: UCLA (19-13, 11-7); Arizona (21-10, 12-6)
Time: 2:40 p.m.
TV: Fox Sports West, with Kevin Calabro on play-by-play, former Bruin Don MacLean as the analyst, and Rebecca Haarlow on the sidelines.
Radio: AM 570 and Sirius Channel 92, with Chris Roberts on play-by-play and former Bruin Tracy Murray as the analust.
RPI: Arizona No. 78, UCLA No. 117
Series History: The two schools split two games this season, with each team winning at home. The Bruins are 3-1 all-time in the Pac-12 Tournament against Arizona, with wins in their last three tournament battles (2010, 2006, and 2003).
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