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Last-Second Three Pointer Lifts Men's Basketball to Victory Over UCLA
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: January 16, 2005
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Salim Stoudamire capped a 24-point second half with a 3-pointer with 2.5 seconds left to give No. 17 Arizona a 76-73 victory over UCLA on Saturday, snapping the Bruins' four-game Pac-10 winning streak.

The left-handed senior, who finished with 32 points, scored 24 of the Wildcats' final 29 points.

After his 3-pointer from the top of the key put the Wildcats up, Arizona's Hassan Adams stole a UCLA pass and was fouled. Arizona was called for a technical foul, though, when two players rushed the court in celebration with 1.2 seconds left.

However, Jordan Farmar of UCLA missed both free throws, then Adams missed his two, and the game ended before the Bruins could get off another shot.

Stoudamire was 9-of-11 from the field in the second half, most of the shots mid-range jumpers, and was 11-for-16 for the game. He also made all six of his free throws.

Channing Frye added 15 points for the Wildcats (14-3, 4-1), all in the first half. Ivan Radenovic scored eight points and grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds for Arizona.

Dijon Thompson led UCLA with 27 points on 10-for-16 shooting and had 10 rebounds. Farmar added 15 points and Arron Afflalo had 13 for the Bruins (10-4, 4-2), who shot 61 percent (17-for-28) in the first half but just 27 percent (8-for-30) in the second.

The Bruins committed 23 turnovers in losing at McKale Center for the eighth consecutive season.

Stoudamire scored 17 of his team's 18 points in a 9{-minute stretch in the second half, while the Bruins went 9:16 without a field goal, missing 11 consecutive shots.

Stoudamire scored the first 12 points in a 15-3 run that put Arizona up 68-61 on Adams' steal and three-point play with 4:04 to go.

Frye's goaltending on Thompson's short jumper ended UCLA's field goal drought and triggered a 7-0 spurt that tied it at 68 when Thompson made two free throws with 1:38 to go. Stoudamire sank two free throws to give Arizona a 70-68 lead with 1:28 left, and two more with 50 seconds remaining to put the Wildcats ahead 72-68. Mustafa Shakur made one of two free throws to make it 73-68 with 40 seconds left.

But Thompson made a 10-footer, then Adams threw the ball away against UCLA's press and Afflalo hit a 3-pointer from the corner to tie it at 73 with 16 seconds to play.

Stoudamire calmly dribbled the ball up court, then let fly far beyond the 3-point line for the game-winner.

UCLA led most of the game but never by more than eight points.

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