Kenneth Nwuba, UCLA Bruins, Pac-12 Tournament

The Pac-12 Tournament final is all set after the top two teams took care of business in the semifinals.


As many expected, Arizona and UCLA will be matching up in the Pac-12 championship after big semifinals wins.

Takeaway #1: UCLA uses big second half to blow out Oregon

It was only a two point game at half, but UCLA ended up winning by 19 points over Oregon. Amari Bailey took care of the scoring in their first game, but it was Tyger Campbell who got going this time. He led the way with 28 points and 6 assists with 0 turnovers. The defense was once again elite in the second half, and UCLA as shown that they can still be one of the best teams in the country even without Jaylen Clark. However, injuries are starting to stack up. Adem Bona left the game with an injury and there have been no updates on him.

Takeaway #2: Arizona’s defense shows out in the win

The question all season for Arizona is whether the defense will show up or not. They have one of the best offenses in the country, but the defense is not always there. It was there yesterday though, with a 78-59 win over Arizona State. ASU only averaged 0.86 PPP, and Arizona shot 10-of-19 from downtown. Four Wildcats had double figures, and they had 23 assists on the game. A dominant performance on both sides of the ball.

UCLA and Arizona play for the Pac-12 Tournament championship at 10:30 p.m. on ESPN.