UCLA band member Bailee Murphy enters the T-Mobile Arena midway through the Oregon and Cal game in preparation for UCLA's matchup against Arizona.
Senior guard Bryce Alford arrived with his teammates about an hour prior to tipoff.
The Pac-12 logo is projected on junior center Thomas Welsh as he makes his way to the court.
Arizona forward Lauri Markkanen beat Welsh to the ball during tipoff, but was only able to send the ball upwards.
NBA legend Julius Erving, who also goes by the monicker Dr. J was courtside for both Pac-12 semi-final games.
Senior guard Isaac Hamilton finished as the Bruins' top scorer for a second night in a row, this time, however, in a losing effort.
Markkanen and Wildcat guard Allonzo Trier discuss a play after the officials called for a foul on Arizona.
Arizona coach Sean Miller yells Dusan Ristic after the U of A center commits a shooting foul.
Freshman center Ike Anigbogu gets a rebound snatched away by his Arizona counterpart, Chance Comanche.
Anigbogu tries to reach for a loose ball as both his legs get tangled by Comanche and Markannen.
The basketball ricochets off Markkanen's head as the Wildcat forward commits a shooting foul on Freshman forward TJ Leaf.
Markkanen cheers a made 3-pointer from the bench. The Arizona big would score four 3-pointers of his own during the game.
Arizona forward Jake DesJardins (left) and assistant coach Emanuel Richardson (right) congratulate Wildcat guard Kadeem Allen after U of A ends the first half with a six-point lead.
Welsh and Leaf combine efforts to knock the ball out of Ristic's hands.
Leaf makes an attempt to pry the basketball loose from the embrace of Comanche.
U of A alumnus Jerry Bruckheimer (center) sat courtside for the semi-final matchup.
Alford signals a play to to the coaching staff as play is halted.
Welsh commits a shooting foul on Markkanen as the Arizona forward attempts a jumper.
Coach Steve Alford comforts Leaf as the Bruin freshman is forced out of the game after accruing five fouls.
Alford had an off night, shooting 2-for-12 from the field.
UCLA chancellor Gene Block attended the game wearing a powder blue polo shirt.
Freshman guard Lonzo Ball (right) and sophomore guard Aaron Holiday (background) attempt to trap Trier as time wound down for the trailing Bruins.
Ball looks to his left thumb late in the game. The guard was noted on the ESPN broadcast to have stopped dribbling with his left hand for a period of the game. The post-game x-rays on Ball's thumb came back negative.
Tanya Alford, Steve Alford's wife, bites her fingernail as she watched the game behind the UCLA bench.
Redshirt freshman forward Alex Olesinski comforts Lonzo Ball during a timeout Arizona called with 0.9 seconds left on the clock.
Arizona guard Parker Jackson-Cartwright gestures to the cheering U of A fans in attendance.
Markkanen celebrates as he walks off the court. The U of A big had a game-high 29 points in the victory over UCLA.