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Top 25 basketball: UCLA tops No. 6 Arizonaa

Published January 25, 2013 11:11 am

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Tucson, Ariz. • Shabazz Muhammad scored 23 points, Jordan Adams added 15 and UCLA rode a dominating start to an 84-73 win over No. 6 Arizona on Thursday night.

The Pac-12's top scoring and shooting team, UCLA (16-4, 6-1) tried to turn Arizona's whiteout into a blowout, racing to a 16-point lead in the game's first seven minutes. Even when Arizona chipped away at the lead, bringing the all-in-white crowd at the McKale Center to life, the Bruins kept their composure to pick up a huge road win.

David Wear added 15 points and eight rebounds for UCLA.

Arizona (16-2, 4-12) got off to a miserable start at both ends and never fully recovered, pulling no closer than four points after digging a huge opening hole.

No. 2 Michigan 68, Purdue 53 • Trey Burke had 15 points and eight assists and gave Michigan a boost on defense, helping the Wolverines shake free of Purdue in the second half. —

Thursday's scores

• No. 2 Michigan 68, Purdue 53

• UCLA 84, No. 6 Arizona 73

• Richmond 86, No. 19 VCU (OT)

• No. 23 Mississippi 62, Tennessee 56