LOS ANGELES (AP) — Damion James dunked with 8 seconds remaining to help No. 8 Texas upset second-ranked UCLA 63-61 after the Longhorns blew all of a 16-point, first-half lead Sunday in the Big 12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series.
James and D.J. Augustin finished with 19 points each, and the Longhorns (7-0) survived their closest game yet after winning their first six by at least 15 points. James also had 10 rebounds.
UCLA’s first loss of the season ended the Bruins’ 25-game home winning streak. Luc Richard Mbah a Moute had 14 points, and Darren Collison added 12 in his first start for the Bruins (7-1).
Mbah a Moute missed a 3-pointer in front of UCLA’s bench at the buzzer.
UCLA became the highest-ranked opponent Texas has beaten in a true road game in school history. Their previous highest-ranked win came over No. 4 Memphis in January 2006.
With the score tied at 61, Mbah a Moute was fouled by Connor Atchley. The UCLA player’s first attempt spun out of the basket, setting up the Longhorns’ final possession.
Arizona 78, No. 9 Texas A&M 67
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Jerryd Bayless scored a season-high 26 points, and Arizona rallied from a 20-point first-half deficit to hand the Aggies their first loss.
Chase Budinger added 19 points and Jordan Hill had 13 for the Wildcats (5-2), who won for only the second time in their last eight home games against major-conference opponents.
Josh Carter scored 17 points and Joseph Jones had 13 for Texas A&M (7-1).