Freshman Jordan Adams carried UCLA into the Pac-12 championship game.
Now the Bruins will have to carry on without him.
Adams scored 18 of his 24 points in the second half before breaking his right foot on the game's final play, helping No. 21 UCLA beat No. 18 Arizona for the third time this season, a 66-64 victory Friday night in Las Vegas that sends the Bruins to the Pac-12 tournament title game Saturday night against Oregon.
Adams, UCLA's second-leading scorer at 15.2 points per game, limped off the floor after Arizona's final shot attempt and X-rays showed a broke fifth metatarsal, putting a damper on UCLA's win and the rest of its postseason.
"The very last play of the game when they were shooting, somehow he came down and tweaked his foot," UCLA coach Ben Howland said.
Ditching their new pajama-like uniforms for the more traditional white with blue and yellow trim, the Bruins (25-8) fought back from an 11-point second-half deficit after pulling off a similar rally against Arizona State in the quarterfinals. Adams triggered it, scoring 17 points in the final 9:57, including 15 straight during one stretch.
Kyle Anderson put UCLA in front on a putback with 22 seconds
Oregon 64, Utah 45: Damyean Dotson and E.J. Singler scored 14 points each, and the Ducks (25-8) raced away early in the Pac-12 tournament semifinals. Oregon had its regular-season conference title chances spoiled by Utah (15-18) last weekend but gave the Utes no chance of a repeat upset.
Maryland 83, Duke 74: Dez Wells scored a career-high 30 points, and the Terrapins (22-11) upset the second-ranked Blue Devils (27-5) in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C. Maryland will face North Carolina on Saturday.
Syracuse 58, Georgetown 55: Brandon Triche scored the go-ahead basket early in overtime, and the No. 19 Orange (26-8) advanced to the Big East championship in New York with a victory over the No. 5 Hoyas (25-6) in the final conference clash of their rivalry. Syracuse faces Louisville for the championship.
New Mexico 60, San Diego State 50: Tony Snell scored 17, including five 3-pointers, to lead the No. 15 Lobos past the Aztecs in the semifinals of the Mountain West Conference tournament in Las Vegas. Top-seeded New Mexico (28-5) will defend its title Saturday against UNLV at the Thomas & Mack Center.
UNLV 75, Colorado State 65: Katin Reinhardt scored a career-high 21 points to lead the Rebels (25-8) into the final of the Mountain West Conference tournament.
Mississippi 64, Missouri 62: Derrick Millinghaus made a driving basket with 1.1 seconds left as the No. 3 seed Rebels rallied from a 14-point, second-half deficit to beat the No. 6 seed Tigers in the Southeastern Conference Tournament. Mississippi (24-8) advanced to a Saturday semifinal against No. 10 seed Vanderbilt (16-16), which upset Kentucky 64-48.