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UCLA 81, Cal-Davis 54

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By DOUG PADILLA
Associated Press

LOS ANGELES - Jaylen Clark scored 18 points with 11 rebounds as No. 13 UCLA returned from a productive East Coast trip to earn an 81-54 victory over UC Davis.

Tyger Campbell scored 17 points and Jaime Jaquez Jr. added 14 as the Bruins (11-2) distanced themselves from a slow start to win their eighth consecutive game while closing out the nonconference portion of their schedule. UCLA improved to 8-0 at home.

Kenneth Nwuba blocked four shots and Adem Bona had two blocks as the Bruins won the rebounding battle 39-33. UCLA held UC Davis to 37.5% shooting from the field. The Aggies entered the matchup scoring 80.3 points per game.

Elijah Pepper scored 16 points for the Aggies (7-5), just under his 20-point average per game. Robby Beasley added 14 points and Ty Johnson had 13 points for UC Davis, which has dropped three of its last four games.

Fresh off road victories over a pair of ranked teams last week in Maryland and Kentucky, the latter on a neutral court at New York, UCLA was mistake prone early Wednesday before finding its stride.

The Bruins did not take the lead for good until 10:49 remained in the first half when Clark flashed his defensive prowess with a steal and a fast-break layup for a 13-11 advantage. It was all UCLA from there as it built its first double-digit lead at 30-19 with 2:59 remaining in the half on a jump shot by Campbell.

Consecutive baskets by Bona, the second on a dunk with 15:23 remaining in the game, gave UCLA is first 20-point lead at 49-29. Bona finished with nine points and six rebounds.

Jaquez added eight rebounds after playing just five minutes in the first half because of foul trouble. Clark delivered his second double-double of the season and third in his three seasons at UCLA.

BIG PICTURE

UC Davis: The Aggies' high-tempo offense was no match for UCLA, although the experience against the No. 13 team in the country should serve them well. UC Davis heads into Big West Conference play next week.

UCLA: The Bruins made easy work of their only home game in a 3 1/2-week stretch. Two true road tests await at Washington State and Washington in a return to Pac-12 play after opening the conference schedule with a pair of victories earlier this month.

December 21, 2022


UC Davis
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
C. Anigwe F 23 3-9 2-2 0-2 0-3 0 1 0 2 4 8
R. Beasley III G 36 5-10 0-0 4-8 0-4 0 0 1 3 1 14
T. Johnson G 30 6-14 1-2 0-2 0-2 4 0 1 6 4 13
E. Pepper G 29 6-13 2-4 2-5 0-2 1 0 1 2 4 16
A. Adebayo G 27 0-2 0-0 0-0 3-5 0 0 0 1 1 0
K. Milling   17 0-2 0-0 0-2 1-4 0 0 0 0 1 0
S. Lose   11 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-2 0 0 0 1 1 0
N. Rocak   11 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 0 2 1
L. DeBruhl   9 0-2 0-0 0-1 1-3 1 0 0 4 2 0
D. Henry   4 0-3 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 0 0 0
S. Manu   3 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Totals   200 21-56
(.375)
6-10
(.600)
6-20
(.300)
12-33 7 1 3 19 20 54


UCLA
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
A. Bona F 28 4-10 1-2 0-0 2-6 1 2 1 0 1 9
J. Clark G 34 7-14 3-3 1-2 4-11 3 1 2 2 0 18
T. Campbell G 31 6-11 4-6 1-2 0-2 2 0 1 0 1 17
J. Jaquez Jr. G 25 6-10 2-3 0-0 3-8 3 0 0 3 3 14
A. Bailey G 19 3-6 0-0 1-1 1-1 0 0 1 1 0 7
D. Singleton   22 2-7 0-0 2-3 0-3 0 0 2 1 1 6
K. Nwuba   12 2-4 0-0 0-0 0-3 0 4 0 1 2 4
W. McClendon   11 0-2 0-0 0-2 0-0 2 0 0 0 2 0
D. Andrews   9 2-3 0-0 0-0 1-1 0 0 1 1 0 4
A. Canka   9 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 1 1 2
Totals   200 33-68
(.485)
10-14
(.714)
5-10
(.500)
14-39 11 7 8 10 11 81
Officials: Keith Kimble, Randy Heimerman, Ryan Holmes




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