Love Is All UCLA Needs Against 'Zona
Notre Dame beats DePaul; Louisville dominates Villanova
By Jamie Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 2, 2008 10:01 PM CST
UCLA's Kevin Love (42) shoots for two against the attempted defense of Arizona's Jamelle Horne left, during the second half of their game at McKale Center in Tucson, Ariz., Sunday, Mar. 2, 2008. UCLA...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Kevin Love may be a freshman, but you’d never know it by the way he's played this year, and especially today: UCLA’s center led the Bruins with 24 points and 15 rebounds to defeat the Arizona Wildcats, 68-66. Arizona’s Jerryd Bayless made every effort in the final minute to stop him, but Love prevailed, helping 4th-ranked UCLA remain atop the Pac-10 standings. Elsewhere in college hoops:

  • No. 17 Notre Dame clinched a first-round bye in the Big East tournament, hanging on to beat DePaul, 98-91. In typical fashion, Luke Harangody led the Irish scoring with 24 points. 
  • No. 13 Louisville, winners of their ninth-straight, dominated the Villanova Wildcats 68-54. The red-hot Cardinals take on 11th-ranked Georgetown in a battle for the Big East title this Saturday.