NCAAB Game Recap - San Jose State at UCLA
Sun Dec 1, 2019 8:00 PM EST

MD
84
Marq
63
F
Wake
66
Ariz
73
F
LaSal
72
Vill
83
F
TexAM
62
Fairf
67
F
Mercer
66
Canis
76
F
N DA
56
Campbl
58
F
Maine
40
UConn
64
F
CenCT
71
UMassL
73
F
LongB
79
Penn
95
F
South
65
Tul
82
F
URI
81
WVU
86
F
(N/A)
57
SacHr
101
F
GrgWas
65
SCar
74
F
MD-ES
45
Ford
66
F
Hof
91
HolyC
69
F
Mont
63
NM
72
F
Vermt
52
Yale
65
F
JackSt
52
AF
76
F
Charl
56
UCF
77
F
UNCW
54
Stan
72
F
S UT
51
LoyMa
61
F
SIU
60
StLou
69
F
Temp
66
David
53
F
Niag
65
Norf
61
F
UtVal
61
ColSt
92
F
GaSo
72
FlGlf
57
F
BethC
65
GaTec
68
F
IL-C
70
FlAtl
71
F
PorSt
76
OrSt
81
F
Bingha
65
LoyMD
77
F
Prov
80
Pepp
77
F
Harv
62
USC
77
F
SJSU
64
UCLA
93
F
NebOm
66
StMar
75
F
InWor
56
Portl
65
F
USD
61
StBon
70
F
(N/A)
41
HI
58
F
Tows
Corn
Canc

Dec 1, 2019, 8:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

San Jose State (3-5)

29

35

64

UCLA (6-3)

46

47

93

Jaquez, Hill lead UCLA to 93-64 win over San Jose State
Sun Dec 1, 2019 11:46 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) The sand out of their toes and some of the egg washed from their face, UCLA returned home from the Hawaiian Islands to clean up on San Jose State on Sunday.

Freshman Jaime Jaquez Jr. scored a career-high 18 points in his second start as the Bruins returned home from a disappointing trip to Maui to earn a 93-64 victory Sunday night over the Spartans.

Jalen Hill also scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Chris Smith added 14 points as the Bruins shot 52% from the field, including 63% percent in the first half as they began to distance themselves from a 1-2 showing at the Maui Invitational last week.

Yet for all the positives that came from a victory over a Mountain West Conference team Sunday, there is still more work to be done for the Bruins to become the kind of defensive team new head coach Mick Cronin is looking for.

"I think we're really far," Smith said when asked if the defense is close to a finished product. "We're not even playing the defense that he's known for at the moment. The biggest thing is talking on defense (and) we don't do much of that at the moment. We just gotta get in a groove, get more comfortable and we gotta talk more and then I think we'll start progressing towards what he wants."

Zach Chappell scored 12 points for San Jose State (3-5), which lost its third consecutive game. The Spartans shot just 35% from the field and committed 20 turnovers. Yet, the Bruins did see flashes of what they are looking for when they didn't have the ball.

"I think (forcing turnovers) gave us a little bit of a boost, you know, knowing we could get up into passing lanes and run the floor and get out and get dunks and layups," Jaquez said.

UCLA opened an 18-7 lead just five minutes into the game and was never threatened. The Bruins scored 18 of the final 25 first-half points to take a 46-29 lead into the break.

The easy victory gave the Bruins the chance to use 14 players, with 12 of them scoring at least one point. Prince Ali finished 10 points.

Jaquez went 7 of 10 from the field with all three misses coming from 3-point range. He continues to get rave reviews for bringing the kind of energy to the floor that Cronin requires.

"(Maui) helped my comfort level a lot, you know, being able to play on such a big stage against really high-level teams and it made me feel a lot more comfortable," Jaquez said. "Obviously these guys are helping me through it all. So it's just a process of getting better every single day."

UCLA had a 42-33 rebounding advantage and held San Jose State to nine second-chance points.

"They were just more athletic," San Jose State head coach Jean Prioleau said. "We just couldn't make some of those short shots. After we drove and kicked and made the pass, we had the ball in the right position but just couldn't make it. I thought we made some plays."

Omari Moore and Seneca Knight each had 11 points and Richard Washington scored 10 for San Jose State, which shot just 31% in the second half and went 2 of 9 from 3-point range over the final 20 minutes.

"As a team we turned the ball over too much," Chappell said. "What we did do well is once we made the pass and concentrated on coming to the pass I thought we did a good job as a team. But 20 turnovers . we have to correct that."

It was UCLA's largest margin of victory this season, ahead of their 25-point victory over Chaminade on Tuesday.

"We've got to become a team that can stop somebody because we're not going to get 93 (every game)," Cronin said. "It would be nice to get 93 every night, I'd be all for it, (but) I don't know how realistic that is."

BIG PICTURE

San Jose State: The Spartans are now 0-3 against teams from the Pac-12 Conference having also lost to Arizona (87-39 on Nov. 14) and Oregon State (83-48 on Nov 27). All three were on the road. San Jose State has one more game remaining against a Pac-12 team when the Spartans play host to Stanford on Dec. 14.

UCLA: The victory was the first for the Bruins over a Division I team in a span of five games since Nov. 18 when they defeated Southern Utah. Since then, UCLA lost to Hofstra at home, fell to BYU and Michigan State at the Maui Invitational and defeated Division II Chaminade in Hawaii.

UP NEXT

San Jose State: The Spartans will return home for a matchup with No. 15 Utah State on Wednesday.

UCLA: The Bruins are off for a week until they take on Denver of the Summit League at home Dec. 8.

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Leaders

San Jose State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
T. Smith 0 0 0 0 0 0
K. Hammonds 0 0 0 0 0 0
UCLA PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Kyman 0 0 1 1 0 0
I. Wulff 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Comparison

SJSU UCLA
Points For 64 93
Field Goals 19/54-35% 34/65-52%
Three Pointers 4/13-31% 4/13-31%
Free Throws 22/29-76% 21/27-78%
Offensive Rebounds 10 13
Defensive Rebounds 23 29
Rebounds 33 46
Blocks 1 0
Steals 7 9
Turnovers 20 14
Personal Fouls 18 22
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sun Dec 1 SJSU 64 @ UCLA 93 B. Ivey 2 R. Stong 2

Game Information

Stadium: Pauley Pavilion, Los Angeles, California
Attendance: 4,801
Game Time: