The Bruins led by as much as 14 during the second half, but the Wildcats pulled off a furious 12–2 run starting at the 3:29 mark to tie the game with just over 15 seconds left.
After a timeout, UCLA put the ball in Alford’s hands and let him do all the work on the final play. He finished the game with 25 points.
The win is the first for UCLA in conference play this season and also came on the night the program honored former Bruins and current Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook.
Westbrook even managed to make the telecast after the final shot.
After the game, UCLA coach Steve Alford showed up for the interview sporting a pair of Westbrook‘s signature glasses.