The UCLA Males’s basketball crew continued to construct on their early event momentum however toppling No. 14-seeded Abilene Christian within the Spherical of 32 by a rating of 67-47 on Monday afternoon. The Bruins seemingly handed the Wildcats from begin end, holding at one level a 24-point lead late within the second half.
UCLA was led offensively by sophomore guard Johnny Juzang, who completed with a game-high 17 factors. Junior ahead Cody Riley and sophomore guard Jaime Jaquez Jr. additionally chipped in 12 and 10 factors, respectively. Riley additionally introduced down 12 rebounds, nothing the crew’s solely double-double of the sport.
The Bruins’ executed a stifling protection all sport, relegating the Wildcats’ starters to a mixed 29 factors. Reserve guard Mahki Morris led the crew with 14 factors off the bench whereas starters Kolton Kohl and Coryon Mason every had eight. Senior guard Reggie Miller (no relation) led the crew in each rebounds (seven) and assists (eight).
The Wildcats’ largest lead of the evening got here early at 4 factors simply 5 minutes into the sport. Abilene Chrisitian’s offense proceeded to undergo a tough patch of missed layups and irritating turnovers which led to the Bruins happening a 15-0 run throughout a nine-minute scoreless streak for ACU.
UCLA will go from going through a bottom-seeded crew to one of many event’s greatest in No. 2-seed Alabama. The sport is scheduled for Sunday, March 28 at 4:15 p.m. PT in Indianapolis.