NCAAB Game Recap - Long Beach State at UCLA
Wed Nov 6, 2019 11:00 PM EST

ND
65
UNC
76
F
UVA
48
Syr
34
F
Cin
56
OhSt
64
F
NoAZ
52
Ariz
91
F
WIGB
57
Purd
79
F
Wake
70
BC
77
F
IUPUI
47
Butl
80
F
Mercer
79
StJon
109
F
BrwP
35
GASt
104
F
(N/A)
68
BethC
110
F
(N/A)
50
ETSU
79
F
(N/A)
44
Morg
71
F
MtStM
68
GTown
81
F
(N/A)
52
Hamp
112
F
McNee
65
W MI
75
F
N AL
55
SCar
77
F
(N/A)
64
Maine
84
F
(N/A)
58
Kent
97
F
SJSU
79
Hof
71
F
NJIT
75
Colg
80
F
LoyLA
70
South
87
F
(N/A)
70
SFA
89
F
Charl
74
JMU
79
F
SeLA
55
Tul
76
F
FlaSt
61
Pitt
63
F
Oral
75
OkSt
80
F
LaTec
82
TXAMC
49
F
SEMO
65
Vand
83
F
NWSt
63
TexAM
77
F
(N/A)
51
SthAL
82
F
InWor
42
Mizzu
82
F
Belm
72
IlSt
79
F
ETXB
70
Gram
102
F
(N/A)
55
DeP
84
F
ARMon
49
ArkSt
65
F
(N/A)
71
NM
92
F
JackSt
62
UCSB
83
F
Mont
62
Stan
73
F
LongB
65
UCLA
69
F

Nov 6, 2019, 11:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Long Beach State (0-1)

33

32

65

UCLA (1-0)

27

42

69

Cronin wins UCLA debut as Bruins rally past Long Beach State
Thu Nov 7, 2019 2:38 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) Mick Cronin's debut as UCLA's coach wasn't pretty by any means, but he wasn't expecting a walk in the park Tuesday night against Long Beach State.

The Bruins trailed for most of the game before taking control over the last five minutes of the second half and rallying for a 69-65 victory at Pauley Pavilion.

"If you can be in a dogfight and win, you get a lot more out of it than if you're blowing some team out that can't play basketball with you at home," said Cronin, who was named UCLA's coach in April after 13 seasons at Cincinnati.

Long Beach State was up 56-50 after Michael Carter III's layup with 5:39 remaining before the Bruins outscored them 19-9 the rest of the way. UCLA took the lead on the strength of a 13-2 run where five players ended up scoring.

Jalen Hill tied it at 58 with a pair of free throws before Chris Smith's jumper and a 3-poionter by Prince Ali put the Bruins up 63-58 with 90 seconds left.

Carter III's 3-pointer drew the Beach within 65-62 with 36.9 seconds remaining. David Singleton made the first of two free throws to extend the margin to four before Smith blocked a Carter III layup attempt and grabbed the rebound.

The Bruins were 21 of 53 from the field, including 5 of 19 on 3-pointers, but they outrebounded the Beach by nine and committed only four turnovers in the second half after having 10 in the first.

"If we don't turn the ball over, we've got a chance to be a decent offensive team. I think we got a lot of guys nervous when it comes to shooting the ball, but that's to be expected," Cronin said.

Tyger Campbell led UCLA with 15 points. The redshirt freshman guard was playing in his first game after missing last year due to a preseason knee injury.

Cody Riley added 14 points and Smith had 13 points and eight rebounds.

"We saw a lot of resilience, a team that was hungry and guys that just wanted to win," said Ali, who finished with 10 points. "When you've got that, it always gives you a chance to win, and that's why we got the W tonight."

Carter III scored 20 and Chance Hunter 19 for Long Beach State, which made nine 3-pointers. Hunter and Carter each hit four from long distance.

Long Beach jumped out to a 16-7 lead with 12:36 remaining in the first half on three straight 3-pointers by Hunter. The Beach remained in the lead for most of the first half before the Bruins went on a 7-2 rally, capped off by Jalen Hill's layup with 3:07 remaining to give them a 27-26 lead.

Long Beach closed out the half with seven straight points to take a 33-27 advantage into the locker room at halftime.

"I felt like we had UCLA off balance, but those last two minutes we couldn't take advantage of them," Long Beach coach Dan Monson said.

THE TAKEWAY

Long Beach State: The Beach has nine newcomers and just four returning players but looked like the more veteran team than the Bruins, who have 13 returning players.

"We played six players who have never scored a point here and have never scored a point in a college game. I was pleased overall, but I feel the pain for these guys that we couldn't close out the contest," Monson said.

UCLA: Cronin is the eighth of the 11 coaches since John Wooden to win his Bruins debut. He wasn't sentimental after the game because his team remains a work in progress.

"We're still nowhere near where we need to be, defensively because we've got to be a great defensive rebounding team early on until we can get all the young guys comfortable, and get some cohesiveness on the offensive end," he said.

O'NEAL'S DEBUT

UCLA's Shareef O'Neal was scoreless in six minutes in his first collegiate game. The redshirt freshman, the son of Basketball Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal, missed last season after recovering from heart surgery in December.

O'Neal did have a steal shortly after entering the game in the first half but missed a 3-pointer on the ensuing trip down the floor. He was 0 for 3 from the field and had three rebounds.

UP NEXT

Long Beach: Hosts San Diego on Saturday.

UCLA: Hosts UC Santa Barbara on Sunday.

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Leaders

Long Beach State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
B. Jackson 0 0 0 1 0 0
T. Irish 0 0 0 0 0 0
UCLA PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Jaquez Jr. 0 0 0 0 0 0
S. O'Neal 0 0 0 3 1 0

Team Comparison

LongB UCLA
Points For 65 69
Field Goals 24/52-46% 21/53-40%
Three Pointers 9/19-47% 5/19-26%
Free Throws 8/16-50% 22/31-71%
Offensive Rebounds 6 14
Defensive Rebounds 23 24
Rebounds 33 39
Blocks 5 6
Steals 4 11
Turnovers 15 14
Personal Fouls 25 16
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - UCLA Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Wed Nov 6 LongB 65 @ UCLA 69 C. Slater 1 D. Singleton 3

Game Information

Stadium: Pauley Pavilion, Los Angeles, California
Attendance: 6,265
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