LAst Night's Action: Bruins Bedeviled
UCLA head coach Ben Howland none too pleased with the loss. AP Photo/Paul Connors
Arizona State Sun Devils defeat UCLA Bruins 74-67. UCLA couldn't get it done down the stretch which allowed the Sun Devils to sweep the season series. The Bruins fell behind by as much as 12 points in the first half before using their defense to tie the game by halftime. While the game was close throughout the second half with the Bruins maintaining a slight lead throughout, the Bruins just collapsed. Alfred Aboya got hit with a technical foul after making contact with the ball before Sun Devil Rihard Kuksiks inbounded the ball with the Bruins down by only two. Arizona State made both free throws and Jeff Pendergraph threw down a dunk to ice the game.
Arizona Wildcats defeat USC Trojans 83-76. USC trailed by as much as 18 points in the first half but made a furious comeback leading by as much as eight points with 12:39 left in the second half.
Calgary Flames defeat LA Kings 2-0. My former hockey crush Michael Cammalleri came back into Staples Center and scored a goal in the first period to help the Flames snap the Kings four game winning streak. The Kings had a shot advantage 36-20 but just couldn't come up with anything. It was going to be one of those games when the Kings failed to capitalize on a 5-3 advantage in the opening minutes of the game. Calgary would score an empty net goal at the end of the game.