LOS ANGELES, March 2 (UPI) -- Freshmen Shabazz Muhammad and Kyle Anderson combined for 35 points Saturday, sparking UCLA to a 74-69 victory over No. 11 Arizona.
Muhammad netted 18 points and Anderson contributed 17 for the Bruins (22-7, 12-4 Pac-12), who forged a first-place tie with Oregon atop the Pac-12 standings with two games left.
Larry Drew II provided 14 points and nine assists in his return from a two-game injury absence as UCLA reeled off its fifth straight win and improved its chances of winning a conference title for the first time since 2007-08.
The Wildcats (23-6, 11-6) got 14 points from Grant Jerrett in the loss.