COL BKB: UCLA 74, Arizona 69

March 2, 2013 at 11:44 PM

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.

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