Norman Powell scored to start the game, but Aaron Gordon made a three. Norman Powell answered with a three-point play and Travis Wear hit a three of his own. Jordan Adams then scored off a rebound and Arizona took timeout down 10-3 with 15:39 left in the first half.
Kyle Anderson scored two straight buckets before Elliott Pitts made a three. Powell then made a free-throw and Gabe York answered with a three. Anderson and Powell scored, but Kaleb Tarczewski scored and York made another three. Adams and Nick Johnson exchanged baskets and then Adams and Gordon did the same, as a three by Powell forced a timeout with the Bruins up 26-18 with 10:05 left in the half.
Tarczewski scored and Bryce Alford answered, Tarczewski then scored two straight baskets to force a UCLA timeout with the lead down to four before a lob from Gordon to Johnson cut it to two with 3:33 left in the half.
Gordon made one of two from the line, but Adams and David Wear responded with baskets. Hollis-Jefferson then scored and Anderson made two free-throws before Hollis-Jefferson did the same. Travis Wear and Johnson exchanged hoops and Adams and Johnson repeated that process to put the Bruins up 43-40 at the half.
Anderson made one free-throw to kick off the second half, but McConnell made a jumper. Powell made two from the line and Johnson and Tarczewski scored. Adams hit a jumper from the corner, as a dunk from Johnson tied the game at 48.
Gordon made one of two free-throws, but Parker scored on the offensive glass. McConnell then made one from the line and Zach LaVine got a three-point play. Anderson made two free-throws and York responded with a basket before Anderson made a jumper. Gordon responded with a basket in the lane and Johnson made one free-throw to come within 57-55 with 10:11 left in regulation.
David Wear scored and Johnson answered with a three. Anderson then made one from the line and McConnell made a three as well. After two free-throws by Adams, Johnson hit yet another three and the Wildcats took a 64-62 lead.
Anderson made two free-throws and Adams hit a jumper, but Tarczewski and Gordon scored to put Arizona up 68-66 with 4:52 left.
Anderson made two free-throws to tie the game at 68 and both teams went scoreless for quite a bit. With 34.9 seconds remaining in regulation, Adams made a three to give the Bruins a 71-68 lead and the win.