NCAAB Game Recap - Denver at UCLA
Sun Dec 8, 2019 5:00 PM EST

UNC
47
UVA
56
F
Gonz
83
Wash
76
F
Rut
65
MSU
77
F
Seton
66
IaSt
76
F
Clem
53
FlaSt
72
F
Dayt
78
StMar
68
F
Hou
76
SCar
56
F
TNWes
51
Chat
99
F
Colg
82
Niag
93
F(OT)
Tul
62
StLou
86
F
USC-Up
72
Furm
84
F
CenMI
55
Valpa
77
F
WichSt
80
OkSt
61
F
Marsh
72
Toled
82
F
SthAL
57
Rich
75
F
TNTec
54
Ohio
81
F
SacHr
79
Hartfo
62
F
W&M
62
Fairf
58
F
Coker
50
Charl
76
F
South
57
Akr
72
F
Tex
60
TexAM
50
F
SJSU
57
SDSU
59
F
(N/A)
50
N AL
78
F
Hask
55
Oral
95
F
(N/A)
39
MD-ES
85
F
NWSt
59
LSU
109
F
Buff
74
DeP
69
F
Trev
72
Lipsco
96
F
Denv
62
UCLA
81
F
NebOm
65
NoAZ
73
F
NW
44
Purd
58
F
LaTec
68
SamH
71
F
N DA
82
E WA
98
F
Lib
70
GrCan
61
F
E KY
57
NoKY
76
F

UCLA 81, Denver 62

Dec 8, 2019, 5:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Denver (4-6)

32

30

62

UCLA (7-3)

43

38

81

UCLA routs Denver 81-62 behind Riley's career-high 21 points
Sun Dec 8, 2019 8:04 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) It was Cody Riley's turn and he made the most of it.

The sophomore had career-highs of 21 points and 11 rebounds to help UCLA rout Denver 81-62 on Sunday in the Bruins' first game in a week.

Riley became the sixth different player to lead the Bruins in scoring through 10 games.

"It was just my teammates," Riley said. "They found me in the right spots and got me going early."

Freshman Jaime Jaquez Jr. added 16 points for the Bruins (7-3) who led all the way in the teams' first meeting since 1976. They improved to 11-1 all-time against Denver, having won the last five games in a row.

Riley scored eight of UCLA's first 10 points to open the second half, capped by a dunk off Tyger Campbell's miss. Riley later fouled out.

"He can score if you don't double him," UCLA coach Mick Cronin said of Riley. "He's got to learn to play smarter with his fouls."

The Bruins raced to an 11-0 lead to start the game, including six by Riley. They shot 50% and scored 19 points off Denver's turnovers in the half.

The Pioneers twice closed within one before UCLA outscored them 17-7 to head into halftime leading 43-32. Jaquez hit two 3-pointers in the spurt and Riley added five points.

Denver never got a run together in the second half when they trailed by 21 points, allowing the Bruins to play stretches with their reserves. After making six 3-pointers in the first half on 60% shooting, the Pioneers made just one by Ade Murkey in the second half.

"For us, it's a lesson more than a loss," Pioneers coach Rodney Billups said. "When we share the ball and move the ball, we're going to get some wins. We won't see another UCLA on our schedule."

Murkey scored 18 points to lead Denver (4-6).

"I just wanted to do more to help the team," Murkey said.

BIG PICTURE

Denver: The Pioneers are in a rocky stretch, having lost four of their last six. They have just four games remaining before Summit League play begins at the end of the month.

UCLA: They head into a key stretch with upcoming games at Notre Dame and against No. 7 North Carolina in Las Vegas. They've already lost to then-No. 3 Michigan State in Hawaii, so the Bruins could use a signature win away from home to bolster their confidence before Pac-12 play begins early next month.

SINGLETON SIDELINED

UCLA guard David Singleton sat out after coming down awkwardly on his left foot and ankle at practice on Friday. X-rays were negative and he is day-to-day. Cronin said Jalen Hill fell on Singleton, who is averaging 15.2 minutes off the bench in his second season.

UP NEXT

Denver: Host New Mexico State on Tuesday as part of the Summit League/WAC Challenge.

UCLA: At Notre Dame next Saturday in the 50th all-time meeting between the teams. The Bruins won by three points last season in L.A.

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Leaders

Denver PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
J. Sanders IV 0 0 0 0 0 0
T. Gatlin 0 0 0 0 1 0
UCLA PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
R. Stong 0 0 0 0 0 0
A. Olesinski 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Comparison

Denv UCLA
Points For 62 81
Field Goals 21/47-45% 28/59-47%
Three Pointers 7/19-37% 5/22-23%
Free Throws 13/22-59% 20/27-74%
Offensive Rebounds 6 15
Defensive Rebounds 21 26
Rebounds 29 42
Blocks 0 2
Steals 3 8
Turnovers 17 9
Personal Fouls 24 22
Technical Fouls 0 1
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sun Dec 8 Denv 62 @ UCLA 81 R. Eastmond 1 J. Hill 3

Game Information

Stadium: Pauley Pavilion, Los Angeles, California
Attendance: 5,243
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