NCAAB Game Recap - Michigan State at UCLA
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:30 PM EST

MSU
75
UCLA
62
F
Dayt
84
Kansas
90
F(OT)
UNC
76
Alab
67
F
Maine
26
UVA
46
F
Gonz
94
SoMis
69
F
Seton
69
Oreg
71
F
NE
79
Web
69
F
LoyIL
68
OlDom
61
F
Bry
54
WCU
78
F
Mich
83
IaSt
76
F
TN-M
76
Boston
73
F
ColSt
79
WaSt
69
F
Drake
63
Murr
53
F
SCSt
47
Tuls
78
F
Charl
78
GASt
81
F(OT)
StLou
64
BC
54
F
MsVl
50
N AL
73
F
TexAr
57
Furm
58
F
GWebb
67
N CO
62
F
Manh
64
URI
73
F
MiaO
66
WriSt
71
F
SoFL
67
Nebras
74
F
Miss
74
PSU
72
F
Denv
64
SCla
81
F
SCar
72
NrthIA
78
F
KansSt
60
Brad
73
F
(N/A)
44
Vermt
93
F
Hartfo
58
SMU
90
F
Niag
54
IPFW
77
F
(N/A)
67
YSU
93
F
(N/A)
62
RobM
102
F
Norf
71
Monm
75
F
Stony
61
Del
75
F
SthAL
76
LaSal
81
F(OT)
NMSt
64
GMas
68
F
SEMO
57
CS-Ful
64
F
Alc
50
ArkLR
67
F
OkSt
86
Syr
72
F
(N/A)
71
Valpa
98
F
Samf
77
SDSt
86
F
Pitt
72
NW
59
F
WichSt
63
WVU
75
F
UGA
80
Chami
77
F
ECen
71
UTEP
91
F
(N/A)
43
IdaSt
102
F
SDak
84
CBap
83
F
PorSt
70
UCSB
81
F
Hof
69
USD
79
F
SJSU
48
OrSt
83
F
VaTec
77
BYU
90
F

Nov 27, 2019, 2:30 PM EST

Final

1

2

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(3) Michigan State (5-2)

26

49

75

UCLA (5-3)

23

39

62

No. 3 Michigan State beats UCLA 75-62 at Maui Invitational
Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:34 PM

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) Michigan State opened the Maui Invitational with an ugly loss, had to chase around a smaller team to win its second game and outlasted a long, athletic team to finish fifth.

The Spartans would have much rather won the championship, but the trip to paradise should help them in the long run.

Cassius Winston scored 20 points, Xavier Tillman had 14 and No. 3 Michigan State knocked off UCLA 75-62 in the Maui Invitational fifth-place game on Wednesday.

"We're going to leave here playing an ACC team, a SEC team, and a Pac-12 team, and it doesn't matter where they end up," Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said. "If we end up playing somebody in that league in the tournament, we can kind of compare what they did against them, how they played them."

The Spartans (5-2) opened the tournament with a loss to Virginia Tech, but bounced back with consecutive solid performances.

Winston had a second straight strong performance after struggling in the opener and Michigan State used an 18-2 advantage in fast break points to close its Maui trip with a flourish.

"We usually get time to practice and go back and watch film and learn what to do to get better," Winston said. "This time we got punched in our mouth and then we had to play the next day. And I think we did a pretty good job of rallying and getting back out there and playing hard for the next couple days."

UCLA (5-3) is young and talented but is still working on its cohesion early in the season. After beating up on host Chaminade, the Bruins struggled to get anything to fall from the perimeter, going 2 for 14 from the 3-point line.

Chris Smith had 13 points and Cody Riley scored 11 for UCLA.

"I think we're still learning. We learned a lot today," UCLA first-year coach Mick Cronin said. "Guys learned about playing with their heart. So that's really what we talked about. You got play with your heart. That's 75 percent of it."

Winston had to be coaxed out of the locker room by Izzo before the Spartans' second game against Georgia. Winston is still trying to come to grips with the death of his brother Zachary on Nov. 9 and was weeping before the game against the Bulldogs.

Once on the court, the senior guard responded with one of his best games of the season, scoring 28 points and dishing out eight assists. He also made big plays down the stretch to help Michigan State overcome Anthony Edwards' 33-point second half.

Winston was sharp in the first half against UCLA, scoring 10 points on 4-of-9 shooting to help the Spartans build a 26-23 lead.

Michigan State opened the second half with a quick 10-2 run to go up 36-25 and pushed its lead to 15 points midway through.

UCLA tried to make a run, but the Spartans made 14 of 26 shots in the second half to keep the Bruins at bay.

"We knew coming in defense was going to win this game," UCLA's Prince Ali said. "If we had been able to replicate what we did in the first half, I think we would have had a better chance of winning this game."

BIG PICTURE

UCLA is still trying to find its way under Cronin. The Bruins lost two games in Maui and their only win was over Division II Chaminade.

Michigan State also is still sorting through things with Winston grieving and guard Joshua Langford out until at least January with a foot injury. The Spartans still won two games in Maui, against quality opponents.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Michigan State will likely fall a few notches in Monday's AP Top 25, but it may not be quite as far as it would have been after No. 1 Duke lost to at home to unranked Stephen F. Austin.

UP NEXT

UCLA hosts San Jose State on Sunday.

Michigan State hosts currently top-ranked Duke on Tuesday.

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Leaders

Michigan State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
S. Izzo 0 0 0 0 0 0
B. Washington 0 0 0 0 0 0
UCLA PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
A. Olesinski 0 0 0 2 0 0
J. Bernard 0 0 1 0 0 0

Team Comparison

MSU UCLA
Points For 75 62
Field Goals 23/50-46% 22/56-39%
Three Pointers 8/19-42% 2/15-13%
Free Throws 21/25-84% 16/21-76%
Offensive Rebounds 9 12
Defensive Rebounds 23 21
Rebounds 34 37
Blocks 9 2
Steals 3 1
Turnovers 6 10
Personal Fouls 19 19
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Wed Nov 27 MSU 75 @ UCLA 62 J. Hoiberg 1 D. Singleton 3

Game Information

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