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Terry Takes Wildcats By UCLA


Jason Terry, the Pac-10 Player of the Year, scored 26 points in his final home game, 18 in the first half, as 13th-ranked Arizona routed No. 12 UCLA 87-70 Saturday in a game that decided second place in the conference.

Terry hit his last homecourt jumper with 1:07 to play, then took a bow and blew kisses to the capacity crowd as he left the game with 50.9 seconds to play.

A.J. Bramlett, also in his final game in McKale Center, added 14 points and 10 rebounds and Ruben Douglas scored 15 as the Wildcats (22-6, 13-5 Pac-10) won their 32nd in a row at home.

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  • Baron Davis scored 21 for UCLA (22-8, 12-6) even though he played nearly all of the second half with four fouls. Davis, who has indicated he will go to the NBA after this season, was helped from the court with an injured right leg with 1:53 to play.

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    Earl Watson scored 18 and JaRon Rush 16 for the Bruins, who trailed by 16 at the half and got no closer than 10 after that.

    Terry scored nine of Arizona's last 10 points of the half as the Wildcats blew open a 52-36 lead. Arizona outscored the Bruins 20-5 the last 5:24 before the break.

    Terry's 3-pointer to start the second half boosted the lead to 19 but UCLA came back with a 7-0 run to cut it to 55-43 and was down 62-52 after Davis stole the ball from Terry and made a layup with 12:40 to play.

    Ruben Douglas' 3-pointer and breakaway stuff boosted it back to 67-52, and UCLA couldn't get closer than 13 again.

    Davis made three 3-pointers in first 10½ minutes, the last one giving the Bruins a 25-20 lead with 9:29 left in the half.

    Rick Anderson came off the bench to ignite a 12-0 run that put the Wildcats up 44-31 on Terry's driving bank shot with 2:57 to go before halftime.

    Davis scored on a drive and Matt Barnes made two free throws to cut it to 44-35, but Terry scored on a double-pump movinside, then hit a 3-pointer to stretch it to 49-35.

    In the one-sided first half, the Wildcats outrebounded UCLA 22-9 and were 7-for-9 from the field, Terry going 3-for-3 and Anderson 2-for-2.

    Arizona's Michael Wright, the Pac-10 freshman of the year, spent the last 17 minutes of the first half on the bench with two fouls but scored seven of his nine points in the second half. UCLA center Jerome Moiso had just four points before fouling out with seven minutes to play.

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