Mike Davis made two free throws with 10 seconds left as unranked Alabama upset No. 1 UCLA, 70-67, last night in Pauley Pavilion.
The Crimson Tide never trailed. It led by 16 points in the second half before UCLA (13-2) rallied, tying the game at 67 on Michael Holton's layup with 35 seconds left.
Alabama (11-6) seemed ready to wait for one final shot when Rod Foster intentionally fouled Davis.
After Davis made his free throws, Foster missed a 15-foot jumper from the left base line and Alabama got the rebound.
The Bruins fouled freshman Buck Johnson, who made one free throw to give Alabama its final three-point lead.
The Tide was led by Bobby Lee Hurt with 23 points and Ennis Whatley with 20.
The Bruins got 15 points from Kenny Fields and 14 from Ralph Jackson. It was UCLA's first loss since it was defeated by Maryland, 80-79, on Dec. 23 in double overtime.
Alabama took a 6-0 lead at the start. The Bruins tied it at 16, but the Tide scored six straight points and went on to a 35-25 halftime lead.
The Tide players wore black patches on their left shoulders in memory of former Alabama football coach Paul "Bear" Bryant, who died on Wednesday and was buried earlier yesterday.
Terry Donahue, the UCLA football coach, led the crowd of 12,574 in a moment of silence before the game.