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UCLA strengthens NCAA bid with win over No. 13 Arizona

UCLA had a difficult start to the season when three players were arrested in China on shoplifting charges. The Bruins had a rough stretch early in the Pac-12 schedule while laboring through a series of injuries.

They seem to be turning a corner at just the right time.

UCLA played one of its best all-around games of the season Thursday night, picking up a resume-boosting win by beating No. 13 Arizona 82-74 at one college basketball's most difficult road venues.

"It's huge," said UCLA guard Aaron Holiday, who had 17 points and eight assists against the Wildcats. "We're obviously fighting for our spot in the NCAA Tournament and it's just a big win for us...