The last time UCLA (13-11, 4-7) played, and lost, at Arizona, the Bruins were in a similar point in the season.
The schedule was running out. UCLA's record was not good enough. The Bruins played one great half against the Wildcats, but did not do enough in the other to earn a win that would save their season.
Did Friday's loss feel familiar?
"Most definitely," guard Isaac Hamilton said.
UCLA has slipped out of all major NCAA tournament projections after losing five of its last seven games.
Last season, UCLA recovered well enough to sneak back in. This season, the Bruins have seven games left to do the same.
In the locker room after the game...