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No. 19 UCLA has simple time with Pepperdine in 100-53 win


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Freshman Amari Bailey scored a career-best 19 factors, Jaime Jaquez Jr. added 17 factors and eight rebounds and No. 19 UCLA rebounded from a tough weekend in Las Vegas to beat Pepperdine 100-53 on Wednesday night time.

David Singleton scored 13 factors and Jalen Clark had 12 for the Bruins (4-2). They returned to play after shedding ranked groups in Illinois and Baylor on the Continental Tire Important Occasion.

“Our effort was a lot, significantly better and I’m a giant believer in that,” UCLA coach Mick Cronin stated when requested about his workforce’s protection. “I didn’t suppose we performed tougher than our opponents in Vegas and I take that personally.”

Houston Mallette and Jan Zidek every scored 13 factors for the Waves (4-2), who noticed their three-game successful streak come to an finish. Mallette didn’t rating within the second half. Zidek’s father, George, performed on UCLA’s 1995 nationwide championship workforce.

Pepperdine had an early lead at 14-12 with 13:22 remaining within the first half after Mallette two 3-pointers. However the Bruins got here to life with a 19-2 run to take a 31-16 lead with 6:35 remaining earlier than the break.

Pepperdine had six turnovers within the UCLA run and had 17 within the sport that the Bruins was 28 factors.

“I talked to our guys, we have now a younger workforce, and I stated ‘Be taught from it. Be taught from what they do. That’s the way it’s presupposed to look once you’re taking part in the suitable means and you place every little thing collectively,’” Pepperdine coach Lorenzo Romar stated. “We’ll be taught from it.”

THE TAKEAWAY

Pepperdine: Mallette went 3 of 8 from 3-point vary and has made a shot from behind the arc in 32 consecutive video games to match a Waves document set by Terrance Johnson in 2004. Pepperdine entered fifth within the nation at 45.8% from 3-point vary and went 7 of 31 (22.6%) towards the Bruins.

UCLA: The Bruins have only one extra nonconference sport remaining, at residence Sunday towards Bellarmine, earlier than their first dip into Pac-12 play Dec. 1 at Stanford and Dec. 4 at residence towards Oregon. 4 extra nonconference video games stay, together with visits to Maryland, and New York to face Kentucky, earlier than stepping into the guts of convention play Dec. 30 at Washington State.

UP NEXT

Pepperdine: At Grand Canyon on Saturday.

UCLA: Residence towards Bellarmine on Monday.

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AP school basketball: https://apnews.com/hub/college-basketball and https://apnews.com/hub/ap-top-25-college-basketball-poll and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25

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