TUCSON, Ariz. UCLA never got Arizonas script. In fact, Arizona never got Arizona's script.
For most of the season, the Wildcats' big games have gone as follows: dig a hole, find a way to get back in it, pull out the magic.
On Thursday night, the magic was missing. And "missing" may have been the operative word, as Arizona missed plenty. plenty. Emotion, execution, communication. Defeat doesn't come any easier to explain.
And the Bruins seemingly couldnt miss, as easy baskets and conversions were the norm en route to an 84-73 road win over the sixth-ranked Wildcats.
"No excuses, Arizona coach Sean Miller said. They did a lot of things to cause us problems.
Thursday night's game was Arizonas annual White Out at McKale Center, but UA was hardly white-hot in dropping its second game of the season to fall to 16-2 overall and 4-2 in Pac-12 play.
As Miller said more than a couple of times, UCLA was the better team. But not once did Miller feel good about saying it, adding, I never ...