No. 19 UCLA women defeat Arizona State 54-50

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Nirra Fields scored 13 points, Thea Lemberger hit a go-ahead 3-pointer midway through the second half, and No. 19 UCLA held on to beat Arizona State 54-50 on Sunday.

The Bruins (15-4, 6-2 Pac-10) took their first lead with 11:31 remaining in the first half and never trailed again. But the Sun Devils (11-9, 3-5) kept it close throughout and tied the game at 38 with 7:59 remaining. Lemberger then hit her 3-pointer to give UCLA the lead back and they held on tightly from there.

Jasmine Dixon, with 12 points, was the only other Bruin to score in double figures.

UCLA held ASU to 36 percent shooting from the field. Janae Fulcher led the Sun Devils with 13 points.

UCLA has won the last seven meetings between the teams dating back to February 2009.