GAMEDAY Mens Basketball

UCLA 81, California 57

By BETH HARRIS
AP Sports Writer

LOS ANGELES - Jaime Jaquez Jr. scored 15 points and No. 7 UCLA routed California 81-57 to give the Bruins sole possession of first place in the Pac-12 with their fifth straight win.

All eight Bruins players scored on a night when they were missing leading scorer Johnny Juzang, who was sidelined by COVID-19 protocols. Cody Riley added a season-high 14 points, and Jules Bernard and Peyton Watson had 12 points each.

UCLA (15-2, 7-1 Pac-12) led by 18 points the first half. They had runs of 10-0, 8-0 and 6-0 while the Golden Bears committed nine of their 17 turnovers.

Cal (9-11, 2-7) dropped its season-high sixth in a row. The Bears were led by Sam Alajiki with 11 points off the bench. Kuany Kuany and Jordan Shepherd had nine points each. Andre Kelly, the team's second-leading scorer, and fellow starter Jalen Celestine were in foul trouble in the second half.

The Bruins went to the line on four straight possessions in the second half, making 6 of 8 free throws for a 65-45 lead.

Jake Kyman and Watson combined to score 14 of UCLA's final 17 points. The Bruins ended the game with three straight 3-pointers, two in a row by Kyman and one by Russell Stong, who came off the bench after the student section repeatedly shouted, "We want Russell!"


California
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
A. Kelly F 25 3-4 0-1 0-0 1-7 0 0 0 0 3 6
S. Alajiki F 24 4-6 0-0 3-5 0-3 1 0 1 3 1 11
J. Shepherd G 26 4-12 0-0 1-3 0-2 0 0 1 3 0 9
J. Brown G 19 3-4 0-0 0-1 0-2 3 1 1 3 2 6
J. Celestine G 19 3-6 0-0 1-2 0-1 0 0 0 1 3 7
K. Kuany   20 3-6 2-2 1-4 0-2 2 1 1 0 1 9
G. Anticevich   19 0-5 0-0 0-4 0-1 1 0 1 2 0 0
L. Thiemann   15 2-2 2-2 0-0 1-1 0 1 0 1 1 6
M. Roberson   12 1-3 0-0 0-1 1-2 1 1 1 2 1 2
J. Hyder   9 0-2 1-2 0-1 0-2 1 0 0 0 1 1
M. Foreman   6 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 1 0 0 1 0 0
O. Anyanwu   5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 0
Totals   199 23-50
(.460)
5-7
(.714)
6-21
(.286)
4-25 10 4 6 17 14 57


UCLA
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
C. Riley F 23 5-8 4-4 0-1 1-2 2 0 0 1 0 14
J. Bernard G 32 3-7 4-4 2-4 1-5 2 0 3 3 1 12
D. Singleton G 30 2-5 0-0 1-2 0-4 0 1 2 0 3 5
J. Jaquez Jr. G 29 7-12 1-2 0-2 0-5 2 0 4 1 0 15
T. Campbell G 21 3-7 1-2 1-3 1-3 5 0 2 1 2 8
P. Watson   26 4-7 3-6 1-2 3-6 0 0 0 3 4 12
J. Kyman   21 4-7 0-0 2-3 1-3 1 0 3 0 1 10
M. Johnson   13 1-3 0-0 0-0 1-2 0 1 0 0 3 2
K. Nwuba   5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
R. Stong   2 1-1 0-0 1-1 0-1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Totals   202 30-57
(.526)
13-18
(.722)
8-18
(.444)
9-33 12 2 14 9 14 81
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