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UCLA routs Arizona 90-69 to end 3-game skid; Wilkes has 34

LOS ANGELES (AP) For the first time in a long time, UCLA played 40 minutes together. The Bruins shared the ball, defended and didn't let up.

Kris Wilkes led the way with a career-high 34 points, Moses Brown had 11 points and 15 rebounds, and the Bruins routed Arizona 90-69 on Saturday night to snap a three-game skid.

It was UCLA's largest margin of victory between the rivals since a 71-49 win on Feb. 26, 2011, and fifth-biggest in the series that began in 1923.

''We shared the ball and knocked down shots,'' Wilkes said. ''I calmed down a lot more and wasn't trying to force a lot of shots like I previously did in the past game.''

The Bruins (11-9, 4-3 Pac-12) opened a 20-point lead early in the second half when Wilkes scored their first six points and Jalen Hill completed a 3-point play.

Wilkes tied his career high with five 3-pointers in the second half when UCLA shot 67 percent from the floor and never allowed Arizona to make a run. He also hit all five of his free throw attempts.

''You could see the look in his eye, you see he was confident,'' Bruins interim coach Murry Bartow said. ''I like that he wasn't giddy about it. He was very professional and didn't change his expression much.''

Jaylen Hands added 12 points and 11 assists for the Bruins.

The Wildcats (14-7, 5-3) went nearly five minutes without a field goal until Brandon Williams hit a 3-pointer that left them trailing 62-41.

''We can't make a shot,'' Arizona coach Sean Miller said. ''At the end of the day, someone really has to throw that ball in.''

Wilkes scored 10 in a row, including two 3s, and Hill's dunk gave UCLA its largest lead of the game, 70-44.

Brown's presence helped the Bruins own a scoring 42-26 edge in the paint.

''It's really big that he plays 30-plus minutes because he really anchors our 2-zone,'' Bartow said. ''We're much better when he's in the middle of it.''

Williams led Arizona with 19 points in the Wildcats' first visit to Pauley Pavilion in two years. They won that game 96-85 in January 2017 when both teams were ranked in the top 10.

''We're getting shots that we're capable of making. We're just not making them,'' Williams said.

The Pac-12's longtime powers have fallen from that lofty perch with both schools struggling during a season in which no league school currently resides in the Top 25.

BIG PICTURE

Arizona: The Wildcats stumbled through two blowout losses in LA, the other one by 23 points at USC. They've dropped three of four but in a weakened Pac-12 they're still in the upper tier of the standings.

UCLA: The Bruins bounced back in nearly all categories from their nine-point loss to Arizona State. They made free throws, controlled the boards and played well with the lead. They face first-place Washington on the road next weekend.

NO JETER

The Wildcats played both games in LA without center Chase Jeter, who has been bothered by a sore back for the last week. Without their 6-10 center the Wildcats were outrebounded 98-69 in both losses. Jeter is their leading rebounder at 7.2 and top scorer off the bench with 12.6 points.

HONORING THE PAST

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and several of his teammates from UCLA's 1969 national championship squad were honored at halftime. Abdul-Jabbar leaned on a long cane during the introductions.

THE PAST AND THE PRESENT

Abdul-Jabbar and the 7-foot-1 Brown met for the first time. Brown, the Bruins' tallest player since 1992-93, had his seventh double-double of the season. The freshman attended Archbishop Malloy High in New York, and Abdul-Jabbar starred at Power Memorial Academy in the city.

''I always wanted to meet him,'' Brown said. ''We had a lot of things in common. He told me to keep up the good work.''

Bill Walton, another legendary UCLA big man, chatted with Brown during early warmups before doing TV commentary.

''He talks to me all the time before games trying to get my head right and tells me to work hard and work smart,'' Brown said.

UP NEXT

Arizona: At Arizona State on Friday in the first of two rivalry meetings.

UCLA: Visits next-to-last place Washington State on Wednesday.

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Key Players
B. Williams
J. Hands
30.2 Min. Per Game 30.2
12.0 Pts. Per Game 12.0
6.3 Ast. Per Game 6.3
3.7 Reb. Per Game 3.7
37.6 Field Goal % 39.2
31.3 Three Point % 29.6
78.8 Free Throw % 72.5
+ 3 Prince Ali made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jaylen Hands 7.0
+ 2 Ira Lee made dunk, assist by Alex Barcello 36.0
  Offensive rebound by Ryan Luther 58.0
  Dylan Smith missed 3-pt. jump shot 1:00
+ 3 Kris Wilkes made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Jaylen Hands 1:20
+ 3 Dylan Smith made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Justin Coleman 1:54
  Defensive rebound by Ryan Luther 2:01
  Prince Ali missed 3-pt. jump shot 2:03
+ 3 Dylan Smith made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Justin Coleman 2:31
  Defensive rebound by Ryan Luther 2:37
  Moses Brown missed dunk 2:39
Team Stats
Points 69 90
Field Goals 22-66 (33.3%) 33-57 (57.9%)
3-Pointers 8-26 (30.8%) 9-23 (39.1%)
Free Throws 17-25 (68.0%) 15-22 (68.2%)
Total Rebounds 30 47
Offensive 11 12
Defensive 15 33
Team 4 2
Assists 13 21
Steals 11 6
Blocks 1 3
Turnovers 9 18
Fouls 20 24
Technicals 0 0
19 PTS, 3 AST
34 PTS, 4 REB, 3 AST
12T
away team logo Arizona 14-7 254469
home team logo UCLA 11-9 385290
Team Stats
away team logo Arizona 14-7 70.9 PPG 38.3 RPG 12.4 APG
home team logo UCLA 11-9 78.2 PPG 44.2 RPG 14.3 APG
Key Players
2
B. Williams G 11.4 PPG 2.8 RPG 3.4 APG 37.7 FG%
13
K. Wilkes G 17.4 PPG 4.8 RPG 1.7 APG 43.3 FG%
Top Scorers
B. Williams G 19 PTS 0 REB 3 AST
K. Wilkes G 34 PTS 4 REB 3 AST
33.3 FG% 57.9
30.8 3PT FG% 39.1
68.0 FT% 68.2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
B. Williams 19 0 3 6/13 4/8 3/3 1 32 3 0 3 0 0
I. Lee 11 7 1 5/11 0/0 1/3 4 30 0 1 1 4 3
R. Luther 9 5 1 2/9 0/2 5/6 2 32 1 0 0 3 2
B. Randolph 9 4 0 4/16 0/4 1/3 2 22 0 0 0 1 3
J. Coleman 0 0 4 0/3 0/2 0/0 1 31 1 0 2 0 0
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
B. Williams 19 0 3 6/13 4/8 3/3 1 32 3 0 3 0 0
I. Lee 11 7 1 5/11 0/0 1/3 4 30 0 1 1 4 3
R. Luther 9 5 1 2/9 0/2 5/6 2 32 1 0 0 3 2
B. Randolph 9 4 0 4/16 0/4 1/3 2 22 0 0 0 1 3
J. Coleman 0 0 4 0/3 0/2 0/0 1 31 1 0 2 0 0
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Smith 8 4 3 2/7 2/7 2/2 4 24 1 0 1 1 3
A. Barcello 7 1 1 1/2 1/2 4/4 0 12 1 0 1 0 1
D. Doutrive 6 4 0 2/4 1/1 1/2 3 14 3 0 1 2 2
J. DesJardins 0 1 0 0/1 0/0 0/2 3 3 1 0 0 0 1
S. Gettings - - - - - - - - - - - - -
C. Jeter - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Jones - - - - - - - - - - - - -
M. Weyand - - - - - - - - - - - - -
A. Spence - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 69 26 13 22/66 8/26 17/25 20 200 11 1 9 11 15
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
K. Wilkes 34 4 3 12/16 5/7 5/5 2 31 0 0 4 1 3
J. Hands 12 4 11 5/9 1/4 1/2 0 33 1 1 5 1 3
M. Brown 11 15 1 4/9 0/0 3/9 3 31 2 2 1 6 9
P. Ali 10 2 1 4/7 2/5 0/0 3 26 0 0 1 1 1
J. Hill 5 7 2 2/3 0/0 1/1 3 24 1 0 2 1 6
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
K. Wilkes 34 4 3 12/16 5/7 5/5 2 31 0 0 4 1 3
J. Hands 12 4 11 5/9 1/4 1/2 0 33 1 1 5 1 3
M. Brown 11 15 1 4/9 0/0 3/9 3 31 2 2 1 6 9
P. Ali 10 2 1 4/7 2/5 0/0 3 26 0 0 1 1 1
J. Hill 5 7 2 2/3 0/0 1/1 3 24 1 0 2 1 6
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Riley 6 5 1 2/4 0/1 2/2 4 14 0 0 2 1 4
D. Singleton 5 0 1 2/4 0/2 1/1 2 14 1 0 0 0 0
J. Bernard 4 4 1 1/3 0/2 2/2 1 13 1 0 1 1 3
A. Olesinski 3 3 0 1/2 1/2 0/0 3 10 0 0 0 0 3
A. Dodson 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
C. Smith 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 2 0 0 2 0 1
R. Stong 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
I. Wulff - - - - - - - - - - - - -
J. Wallace - - - - - - - - - - - - -
K. Nwuba - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T. Campbell - - - - - - - - - - - - -
S. O'Neal - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 90 45 21 33/57 9/23 15/22 24 200 6 3 18 12 33