NCAAB Game Recap - UNLV at UCLA
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:00 PM EST

GASt
63
Duke
74
F
Monm
57
Kansas
112
F
GWebb
61
UNC
77
F
Gonz
79
TexAM
49
F
NCAT
54
UtSt
81
F
MOSt
56
Xav
59
F
CSNor
70
Aub
116
F
TxSt
63
Baylor
72
F
(N/A)
66
BGSU
88
F
Ida
68
VMI
67
F
(N/A)
51
CSBak
91
F
How
65
RobM
85
F
Dart
55
(N/A)
46
F
MTSt
59
App
56
F
(N/A)
69
Hof
111
F
TexPA
70
NDSt
76
F
S Wes
61
Furm
83
F
(N/A)
42
BethC
100
F
Jacksn
80
UMassL
78
F
Marsh
64
ND
74
F
TNTec
30
UNCG
64
F
Lipsco
36
Duques
58
F
Copp
69
NIU
81
F
W MI
58
Miss
85
F
LynSt
67
Bry
116
F
(N/A)
53
Longw
78
F
Hamp
65
W&M
78
F
SthAL
72
Chat
90
F
Clev
63
SCar
90
F
WVU
68
Pitt
53
F
Elon
50
Mich
70
F
DelSt
66
UGA
100
F
Radf
73
GaSo
76
F
WCU
74
FlaSt
79
F
W Ky
79
E KY
71
F
NCC
47
Akr
57
F
Alab
79
URI
93
F
FlGlf
68
Mercer
84
F
TXSo
69
SDak
88
F
(N/A)
32
NoAZ
105
F
UMKC
52
WIMil
61
F
PVAM
56
Tex
70
F
YSU
61
ULLa
73
F
MtStM
61
Lamar
76
F
Oral
74
Iowa
87
F
UtVal
66
UAB
55
F
UCDav
67
ArkSt
80
F
Stony
68
TXAMC
63
F
BYU
72
Hou
71
F
Minn
69
Utah
73
F
(N/A)
57
UTEP
71
F
UCIrv
69
Bois
60
F
SDSt
73
Nebras
90
F
(N/A)
45
CAPoly
89
F
CBap
62
Cal
82
F
UCRiv
49
Sac
62
F
UNLV
54
UCLA
71
F
PorSt
75
HI
83
F

UCLA 71, UNLV 54

Nov 15, 2019, 11:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

UNLV (1-3)

28

26

54

UCLA (3-0)

40

31

71

UCLA cruises past UNLV 71-54 for 3rd straight win
Sat Nov 16, 2019 1:49 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) UCLA had its best half of the season, led by a newly aggressive Chris Smith.

The junior guard scored 14 of his 16 points in the first half to go with eight rebounds, Tyger Campbell added 15 points, and UCLA routed UNLV 71-54 on Friday night.

The Bruins (3-0) led by 22 points in the first half when they shot 48 percent from the floor and scored 18 points off the Runnin' Rebels' 10 turnovers.

"We had talked about getting off to a much better start," UCLA coach Mick Cronin said. "We tried to emphasize our energy early in the game."

UCLA opened the game on a 19-5 run, including 14 unanswered points. Smith scored seven points and Cody Riley added four in the spurt. The Bruins reeled off another nine straight points with Smith contributing five for their largest lead of the game, 36-14.

"I didn't force anything on the offensive end," Smith said. "Tyger found me probably on three of my baskets in the first half. My teammates were setting good screens and moving the ball."

Defensively, Smith had seven deflections in the first half and finished with eight rebounds, numbers that caught the eye of Cronin, who had urged Smith to up his intensity level.

"I'm a nice guy," Smith said, smiling. "I like to dive on the floor and I just like going for the ball, man. I don't know if I consider myself a mean guy, but I believe I've been more aggressive recently."

UCLA made a season-high 10 3-pointers, led by Campbell's three. The Bruins hit a combined 11 3s in their first two games.

"When I drive I have so many options in transition," Campbell said. "If I drive, I have someone to kick to."

UNLV (1-3) cut its deficit to 40-28 with a 7-0 run, including five by Bryce Hamilton, to end the half.

The Rebels got within nine on a 3-pointer by Donnie Tillman early in the second half, but they came no closer.

"Our guys kept competing, but we have to hit a shot," new UNLV coach T.J. Otzelberger said.

From there, UCLA outscored the Rebels 19-8 to push its lead to 69-49. Prince Ali finished with 14 points, including UCLA's 10th 3-pointer.

"I just felt that we got a little bit overwhelmed," Amauri Hardy said. "Guys have to stay confident, you can't get discouraged. When we get the chance, we have to hit the open shot."

Tillman led the Rebels with 18 points despite four fouls. Hardy and Elijah Mitrou-Long added 13 points each. Making its first trip to Pauley Pavilion since 1998, UNLV fell to 0-6 in the all-time series.

BIG PICTURE

UNLV: The Rebels have a new coach, five newcomers and were picked to finish seventh in the Mountain West this season. Still, they took Kansas State and California to overtime before losing. Their latest defeat was their third in a row. "We wanted to play a powerful schedule," Otzelberger said. "We wanted to be challenged. Now we get to go home and play in front of our fans."

UCLA: For the first time in three games, the Bruins led at halftime. They'll need that kind of effort from the opening tip later this month when they travel to the Maui Invitational with a chance to face No. 5 Kansas.

MORE MINUTES

Bruins freshman Jaime Jaquez Jr. played 19 minutes, his most so far. He had eight points and four rebounds.

Jaquez was scoreless playing six minutes in his debut against Long Beach State. He was scoreless again in 12 minutes against UC Santa Barbara.

TURNOVERS

The Rebels had 15 turnovers, two fewer than UCLA. But the Bruins scored 25 points off UNLV's miscues. Hamilton had four turnovers, along with three each by Tillman and Hardy.

UP NEXT

UNLV: Hosts Abilene Christian on Monday in the first of four consecutive home games as part of the Southwestern Showdown.

UCLA: Hosts Southern Utah on Monday in the fourth of five straight home games to start the season.

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Leaders

UNLV PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
C. Diong 0 0 0 7 1 2
N. Blair 0 0 0 0 0 0
UCLA PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
A. Olesinski 0 0 0 1 0 0
J. Bernard 0 0 1 2 1 1

Team Comparison

UNLV UCLA
Points For 54 71
Field Goals 22/57-39% 24/49-49%
Three Pointers 7/23-30% 10/23-43%
Free Throws 3/4-75% 13/16-81%
Offensive Rebounds 9 9
Defensive Rebounds 18 26
Rebounds 28 37
Blocks 2 5
Steals 4 8
Turnovers 15 17
Personal Fouls 15 11
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Fri Nov 15 UNLV 54 @ UCLA 71 B. Hamilton 10 D. Singleton 3

Game Information

Stadium: Pauley Pavilion, Los Angeles, California
Attendance: 6,601
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