NCAAB Game Recap - Brigham Young at UCLA
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:30 PM EST

VaTec
71
MSU
66
F
Kansas
93
Chami
63
F
Kent
52
OhSt
71
F
Chat
46
Tenn
58
F
Aub
84
NM
59
F
AlSt
62
VACom
78
F
NE
62
SthAL
74
F
ColSt
70
NMSt
78
F(OT)
(N/A)
51
Drex
84
F
Yale
73
W MI
51
F
GrCan
68
IlSt
63
F
LoyIL
55
SoFL
66
F
Drake
59
MiaO
67
F
Seatt
70
Buck
77
F
UGA
61
Dayt
80
F
Ford
64
W Ky
69
F
Detr
62
ULLa
81
F
WriSt
72
Web
57
F
GMas
60
OlDom
53
F
IUPUI
77
LoyMD
81
F
Valpa
77
Cin
81
F(OT)
KansSt
59
Pitt
63
F
(N/A)
83
Winth
127
F
Wisc
52
Rich
62
F
Butl
63
Mizzu
52
F
Ark
62
GaTec
61
F(OT)
Lipsco
78
TNTec
65
F
(N/A)
56
NoKY
86
F
ChiSt
56
FlaSt
113
F
WaSt
71
Nebras
82
F
Murr
64
LaSal
75
F
South
51
NebOm
78
F
Troy
66
AlaAM
80
F
CSNor
84
WIGB
85
F
SeLA
70
Vand
78
F
TAMIn
52
TexPA
79
F
AbCh
56
TxSt
61
F
(N/A)
45
Oral
99
F
Oakl
50
NIU
74
F
SCSt
66
APSU
92
F
Jacksn
57
Campbl
62
F
Nev
77
BGSU
62
F
ChBap
67
ArkPB
75
F
LaTec
75
Ind
88
F
Brad
51
NW
78
F
TXSo
62
Mont
74
F
Okla
54
Stan
73
F
TNSt
49
SDSU
62
F
BYU
78
UCLA
63
F

Nov 25, 2019, 11:30 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Brigham Young (4-2)

36

42

78

UCLA (4-2)

32

31

63

BYU pulls away late to beat UCLA 78-63 at Maui Invitational
Tue Nov 26, 2019 2:12 AM

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) Brigham Young had shot well at times early this season, mostly had been mediocre.

The soft rims of the Lahaina Civic Center were just what the Cougars needed.

Jake Toolson scored 20 points, TJ Haws added 15 and BYU shot past UCLA 78-63 in the opening round of the Maui Invitational on Monday night.

"It's fun to play in this gym," said Toolson, who was 8 of 14 from the floor. "The rims are soft, it feels like a high school gym and we feel like we can get good shots.

BYU (4-2) made up for a size disadvantage against UCLA with ball movement and good perimeter shooting. The Cougars hit 62% from the floor, 9 of 18 3s and used a pair of big runs to pull away in the second half.

Haws scored 12 of his points after halftime and Kolby Lee added 13 for BYU.

"We were trying to take great shots," Haws said. "I thought we moved the ball really well, we made them guard us side to side, we kept our dribble alive from time to time, and guys stepped up and made big shots."

UCLA (4-2) shot well early in both halves but went cold late to lose its second straight to a smaller-conference school.

Jules Bernard had 16 points and Cody Riley added 12 for the Bruins.

"We couldn't finish the game," UCLA coach Mick Cronin said. "We're a young team, trying to figure it out, find a way. And they had a lot to do with that."

The Day 1 Maui finale featured two teams with new coaches.

Cronin arrived at UCLA after a successful stint at Cincinnati hoping to rebuild a program that had lost its way under previous coach Steve Alford.

The Bruins were off to a solid start before a 10-point home loss to Hofstra in their last game before heading to Maui.

Mark Pope returned to BYU following at stint at Utah Valley, taking over after his former boss, Dave Rose retired.

The Cougars have wins over Cal State Fullerton and Houston, but lost to San Diego State and Boise State with star player Yoeli Childs suspended due to paperwork issues.

Both teams shot well early once in Maui.

UCLA worked the ball inside out and cooled after a fast start, finishing the first half 13 for 29 from the floor.

BYU offset the Bruins' size advantage by going outside and slashing, hitting 15 of 23 shots to lead 36-32.

The second half started the same way, both teams hitting shots, neither able to get much separation.

The Cougars took control with a 12-2 run to go up 63-54 with six minutes left and went on a late 15-2 run to put the Bruins away.

"BYU did a good job of moving the ball a lot, also driving and kicking the ball out," Bernard said. "We started keying inside and they started kicking it out for 3s."

BIG PICTURE

BYU struggled shooting at times this season but had no such problem in the Lahaina Civic Center to earn a spot in the Maui semifinals.

UCLA was unable to use its advantages in size and athleticism, and now is headed to the loser's side of the bracket.

UP NEXT

BYU plays No. 4 Kansas in Tuesday's semifinals.

UCLA faces Chaminade.

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Leaders

Brigham Young PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
E. Troy 0 0 0 0 0 0
T. Knell 0 0 0 1 0 0
UCLA PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
D. Singleton 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Kyman 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Comparison

BYU UCLA
Points For 78 63
Field Goals 31/50-62% 25/55-45%
Three Pointers 9/18-50% 5/14-36%
Free Throws 7/8-88% 8/15-53%
Offensive Rebounds 6 14
Defensive Rebounds 20 14
Rebounds 27 30
Blocks 2 0
Steals 7 10
Turnovers 13 13
Personal Fouls 16 16
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Mon Nov 25 BYU 78 @ UCLA 63 C. Harding 4 A. Olesinski 2

Game Information

Stadium: Lahaina Civic Center, Lahaina, Hawaii
Attendance: 2,400
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