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No. 5 UCLA dominates offensive boards to edge No. 4 Arizona

An awesome offense has carried UCLA to a terrific season. The Bruins turned to rebounding and defense for what may have been their most impressive win yet.

Thomas Welsh scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half and No. 5 UCLA dominated the offensive boards to beat No. 4 Arizona 77-72 in a Pac-12 showdown Saturday night.

"That's what Tommy does," UCLA coach Steve Alford said. "Tommy can rebound the ball and Tommy can shoot the ball about as well as any center in the country. ... Obviously, there's a lot of guys on our team get a lot of recognition and Tom is due some recognition because he's a special player."

The Bruins (26-3, 13-3) won their...

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