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UCLA 87, Denver 64

(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

By BETH HARRIS
AP Sports Writer

LOS ANGELES - Jaylen Clark scored 24 points and No. 19 UCLA opened the second half with a 17-0 run on its way to an 87-64 rout of Denver for the Bruins' fifth straight victory.

Jaime Jaquez Jr. added 18 points on 9-of-11 shooting for the Bruins (8-2), who last week opened Pac-12 play with a pair of wins. Clark's points were one off his career high.

Clark dunked twice off his own steals to highlight the big run that put the game away. The Bruins stretched their nine-point halftime lead to a 61-35 advantage. Jaquez added six points in the spurt.

Denver (8-3) has six players who average double figures. Touko Tainamo scored 16 points as one of two starters in foul trouble.

Clark had a big hand in a 10-0 run later in the half. He combined with freshman Adem Bona to score all the points and extend UCLA's lead to 74-42. Clark opened with a 3-pointer before Bona's 3-point play. Clark then stole the ball and scored on a layup in which he got fouled. He didn't make the free throw, but Bona finished off the run with a basket.

UCLA's defense forced the Pioneers into a season-worst 24 turnovers.

The blowout allowed coach Mick Cronin to rest Jaquez and fellow senior Tyger Campbell over the game's final seven minutes. That gave precious minutes to freshman Dylan Andrews, who finished with a season-high 11 points.

BIG PICTURE

Denver: The Pioneers' only other defeats so far are two losses to Sacramento State, including one in overtime this week that snapped their six-game winning streak.

UCLA: The Bruins face another tough two-game test with East Coast games against No. 13 Maryland and No. 16 Kentucky next week. Their only two losses so far came against ranked Illinois and Baylor in November.

December 10, 2022


Denver
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
T. Tainamo F 32 6-10 3-4 1-2 4-7 0 0 0 3 3 16
L. Kisunas F 31 4-6 0-0 0-0 0-5 2 0 0 3 3 8
J. Mullins G 36 6-12 2-3 0-1 0-3 3 1 1 5 2 14
T. Bruner G 32 3-6 3-4 1-2 0-3 7 0 0 4 2 10
M. Lukic G 16 1-2 1-2 1-2 0-2 0 0 1 2 2 4
B. Bowen   29 2-5 2-4 2-3 0-6 3 0 0 2 0 8
T. Corbett   10 1-2 0-2 0-0 1-5 0 0 0 2 2 2
P. Lopez-Sanvicente   5 0-2 0-0 0-1 1-1 0 0 0 0 2 0
D. Mukuna   4 0-0 2-2 0-0 0-2 0 0 0 0 0 2
J. Bickham   1 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-1 0 0 0 0 0 0
K. Hess   1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0
J. Sanders IV   1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Totals   198 23-46
(.500)
13-21
(.619)
5-12
(.417)
8-38 15 1 2 24 16 64


UCLA
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
A. Bona F 19 3-6 2-2 0-0 3-3 0 1 0 0 3 8
J. Jaquez Jr. G 26 9-11 0-0 0-1 1-2 1 2 1 1 1 18
A. Bailey G 25 2-9 0-0 0-3 0-4 0 0 2 1 1 4
J. Clark G 25 10-13 2-4 2-4 0-4 0 0 4 0 2 24
T. Campbell G 23 3-10 1-2 0-5 1-4 2 0 0 0 1 7
D. Andrews   21 5-10 0-0 1-2 1-4 5 0 0 0 3 11
D. Singleton   20 2-7 0-0 2-4 3-4 2 0 3 1 1 6
K. Nwuba   14 1-1 0-0 0-0 1-1 1 0 0 1 2 2
W. McClendon   11 1-6 0-0 1-4 1-2 1 0 0 0 2 3
A. Canka   8 2-2 0-0 0-0 1-1 1 0 1 1 2 4
M. Etienne   8 0-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 0 1 0
E. Manjikian   1 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
R. Stong   1 0-1 0-0 0-1 1-1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   202 38-79
(.481)
5-8
(.625)
6-25
(.240)
13-31 14 3 11 6 19 87
Officials: Mike Scyphers, Jeff Wooten, Johnny Harrington




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