NCAAB Game Recap - UCLA at North Carolina
Sat Dec 21, 2019 3:00 PM EST

Kansas
55
Vill
56
F
E WA
77
Gonz
112
F
OhSt
71
KY
65
F
TXSo
78
Oreg
84
F
JackSt
49
Mem
77
F
Leh
51
Aub
74
F
Colora
78
Dayt
76
F(OT)
Presb
44
Mich
86
F
E MI
48
MSU
101
F
Ariz
67
StJon
70
F
Butl
70
Purd
61
F
SoFL
60
FlaSt
66
F
SDSU
80
Utah
52
F
JacSt
53
Tenn
75
F
TexPA
58
TxTch
68
F
WVU
75
YSU
64
F
FaDi
58
LaSal
66
F
Ind
62
ND
60
F
VACom
63
WichSt
73
F
NCAT
64
Wake
76
F
Harv
88
GrgWas
75
F
Samf
71
GTown
99
F
Bry
64
Dart
60
F
(N/A)
74
USC-Up
92
F
Ida
57
SDSt
85
F
Mont
82
NebOm
87
F(OT)
Ill
56
Mizzu
63
F
(N/A)
59
Campbl
82
F
Tul
82
Tows
86
F(OT)
Boston
74
UMassL
62
F
Rider
66
Temp
78
F
(N/A)
57
Penn
105
F
MorSt
76
Ohio
82
F
TxSt
69
GASt
81
F
TexAr
74
GaSo
77
F
Maris
56
BethC
85
F
Quin
69
BGSU
64
F
Elon
80
Winth
85
F
Army
62
Wagn
82
F
UCF
52
Okla
53
F
Drake
85
AF
80
F
TXAMC
67
CenAR
71
F
(N/A)
71
TNSt
86
F
MOSt
72
Oral
82
F
WIGB
85
NIU
84
F
SeLA
76
Miss
83
F
BelAb
66
HiPt
92
F
WriSt
79
Toled
72
F
W Ky
82
URI
86
F(OT)
Tex
48
Prov
70
F
Fairf
61
Oakl
59
F(OT)
Chat
68
UNCA
64
F
Albany
70
Monm
72
F
Brad
55
MiaO
71
F
Copp
60
Mia-FL
91
F
(N/A)
45
LoyMD
72
F
Niag
72
Buff
92
F
Stony
77
Amer
74
F
ColSt
111
Tuls
104
F(3OT)
APSU
77
Duques
86
F
UtSt
65
Fla
62
F
USD
59
Stan
62
F
UCLA
64
UNC
74
F
RobM
69
UNLV
81
F
Wyo
72
Denv
66
F(OT)
App
70
Troy
65
F
Toug
77
SoMis
96
F
NOrl
79
SamH
87
F
ArkSt
62
ULMo
59
F
StBon
66
MidTN
65
F
SIU-E
55
Detr
81
F
Belm
72
Alab
92
F
Akr
67
Lib
80
F
NoAZ
73
Pepp
75
F
IlSt
70
TexSA
89
F
SEMO
45
SIU
64
F
CoCar
81
SthAL
69
F
Lamar
61
NWSt
67
F
SFA
81
McNee
73
F
VMI
55
VaTec
64
F
UMBC
53
GMas
69
F
Clev
55
ETSU
80
F
SCSt
61
Charl
73
F
Drex
53
Norf
49
F
S NO
47
LaTec
87
F
UCDav
84
USF
93
F
WIMil
64
Wisc
83
F
UAB
71
AlSt
63
F
WCU
89
TNTec
76
F
BC
64
Cal
60
F
Minn
86
OkSt
66
F
ArkPB
53
N TX
86
F
N DA
75
Nebras
74
F
NFla
70
Syr
82
F
Buck
71
Sien
81
F
(N/A)
62
FlGlf
84
F
Murr
76
Evans
78
F(OT)
InWor
59
WaSt
87
F
UtVal
65
LongB
68
F
StLou
66
KansSt
63
F
NoKY
50
UNCG
67
F
Hamp
64
Kent
103
F
ChaSo
76
E KY
69
F
UNCW
73
Vand
88
F
E IL
63
GrCan
85
F
ArkLR
69
ULLa
66
F
Nich
61
AbCh
79
F
Valpa
60
Ark
51
F
NW
78
DeP
83
F
Crei
67
AzSt
60
F
OrSt
49
TexAM
64
F
LSU
68
USC
70
F
Web
61
BYU
91
F
Cin
70
Iowa
77
F
FlaAM
71
Seatt
57
F
CSBak
72
CAPoly
50
F
IdaSt
66
Pacif
77
F
StMar
68
Nev
63
F

Dec 21, 2019, 3:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

UCLA (7-5)

23

41

64

North Carolina (7-5)

36

38

74

North Carolina beats UCLA 74-64 to end 4-game losing streak
Sat Dec 21, 2019 7:11 PM

LAS VEGAS (AP) North Carolina was fully in control in the first half, using a big run to build a double-digit lead. The way the Tar Heels were playing, it looked like their losing streak would come to an emphatic end.

Then the shots stopped falling. UCLA quit turning the ball over as much. The lead went down to one, the losing streak in jeopardy of continuing.

The Tar Heels found a way to gather themselves and pull out the victory, a good sign they're learning how to play without Cole Anthony.

Armando Bacot had 15 and 12 rebounds, Anthony Harris added 14 points and North Carolina ended a rare four-game losing streak by beating UCLA 74-64 in the CBS Sports Classic on Saturday.

"We didn't play well early and right before the half, had a nice little run and then came out in the second half and just got dumb again," North Carolina coach Roy Williams said. "But we weathered that storm and then we made a little run."

The Tar Heels (7-5) led by 13 at halftime, went more than five minutes without a field goal to start the second half and pulled away late to end their first four-game losing streak nine years.

The Bruins (7-5) overcame a turnover-filled first half with a big run to pull within one early in the second half, but never made it all the way back from the early hole.

UCLA shot 4 of 21 from the 3-point arc and had 23 turnovers that led to 24 points for North Carolina.

Jules Bernard led the Bruins with 16 points and Jaime Jaquez Jr. added 14 with 10 rebounds.

"We lost the game in the first half, in particular, the last 10 minutes of the first half," UCLA coach Mick Cronin said. "We're just not capable of sustaining playing smart, playing hard. We got beat to multiple loose balls and the turnovers give us absolutely no chance."

Two storied programs arrived in Las Vegas searching for better fortunes.

The Tar Heels limped into Sin City. They lost Anthony, their star freshman point guard, for four to six weeks with a right knee injury and dropped out of the AP Top 25 for the first time since 2013-14, a span of 106 weeks. Three of North Carolina's losses during its streak came against top-five teams, but it also lost to Wofford at the Smith Center.

The Bruins are still trying to find their footing under first-year coach Mick Cronin. UCLA lost to Hofstra before going 1-2 at the Maui Invitational and was coming off a 14-point loss to Notre Dame.

Neither team found many answers early.

The Bruins went on a turnover spree in the first half, coughing it up 14 times, many on weak passes, traveling calls or dribbling off their legs.

"Every possession, especially in games like this, are extremely important and those turnovers definitely hurt us," Bernard said.

North Carolina had a hard time getting shots to drop, clanging one after another before finding a rhythm late in the first half. Taking advantage of UCLA's turnovers, the Tar Heels went on a 16-2 run to build a 15-point lead and were up 36-23 at halftime.

The start of the second half brought new life to the Bruins.

UCLA scored the first 12 points of the half to pull within 36-35 and held North Carolina without a field goal the opening 5:41.

"We've been terrible coming out in second halves," said North Carolina's Brandon Robinson, who had 12 points. "Coach told us to step up and make shots. We weren't too comfortable. We let them be too comfortable. We have to be better at guarding the ball and making stops."

The Bruins followed with three quick turnovers, a stretch of one field goal in more than eight minutes and a nearly three-minute scoring drought.

North Carolina pushed the lead to 57-45 and kept it at double digits the rest of the way.

BIG PICTURE

North Carolina is still finding its way with Anthony out, but had a nice bounce back out West after the loss at Gonzaga.

The Bruins had a hard time getting out of their own way, repeatedly committing ugly turnovers that North Carolina converted into points at the other end.

BARNARD'S RETURN

Barnard missed the Notre Dame game with a shoulder injury and was questionable for Saturday.

He came off the bench against North Carolina and showed no ill effects from the injury, hitting 6 of 10 shots.

"He hit a lot of big shots, caught it in the passing lanes, got rebounds, played really, really hard," Jaquez said. "We're glad to have him back and he was a huge help during this game."

UP NEXT

UCLA hosts Cal State Fullerton next Saturday.

North Carolina hosts Yale on Dec. 30.

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Leaders

UCLA PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
D. Singleton 0 0 1 2 0 1
J. Kyman 0 0 0 0 0 0
North Carolina PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
R. O'Han 0 0 0 0 0 0
S. Rush 0 0 0 0 0 0

Team Comparison

UCLA UNC
Points For 64 74
Field Goals 25/59-42% 23/55-42%
Three Pointers 4/21-19% 6/18-33%
Free Throws 10/18-56% 22/35-63%
Offensive Rebounds 12 11
Defensive Rebounds 30 26
Rebounds 43 41
Blocks 4 2
Steals 6 8
Turnovers 22 17
Personal Fouls 25 20
Technical Fouls 1 0
Ejections 0 0

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

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Sat Dec 21 UCLA 64 @ UNC 74 J. Hill 4 C. Keeling 2

Game Information

Stadium: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
Attendance: 0
Game Time: