IN CASE YOU MISSED THE LATE-NIGHT THRILLER, HERE’S NOVA-UCLA!

By Melody Miller

In an early season showdown that lived up to the hype, second-ranked UCLA overcame its offensive impatience and inability to get stops by wiping out a 10-point deficit in the second half of a pulsating, 86-77 overtime victory over fourth-ranked Villanova before a sold-out crowd of 13,659 at Pauley Pavilion on the Westwood campus.

“We were relentless, they were relentless too,” said UCLA coach Mick Cronin, whose team forced the Wildcats to miss six consecutive shots late in the game. “Nobody should have lost this game.”

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