National Basketball Association
UCLA 83, San Diego 56
When: 9:00 PM ET, Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Where: Pauley Pavilion, Los Angeles, California
# Gregory Nixon, # Michael Irving, # Larry Spaulding
Jaime Jaquez Jr. had 17 points and four blocks to help lift UCLA to a 83-56 win against San Diego on Wednesday night in Los Angeles.
Tyger Campbell and Chris Smith scored 12 points each, and Cody Riley finished with 11 points and nine rebounds for the Bruins (4-1), who have won four in a row.
The Bruins were ranked No. 21 in the preseason coaches' poll but fell out of the Top 25 after losing their season opener to then-unranked San Diego State, 73-58, on Nov. 25.
Joey Calcaterra scored 18 points, Frankie Hughes had 10 and Yauhen Massalski finished with nine points and 15 rebounds for San Diego, which was making its season debut. COVID-19 issues forced the cancellation of the Husky Classic in Seattle, where they Toreros were scheduled to play three games from Nov. 24-27.
San Diego trailed by 10 at the half and cut the deficit to seven on a 3-pointer by Finn Sullivan with 17:21 remaining.
The Bruins stayed more consistent on offense, however, and extended their advantage to 56-36 on a layup by Riley with 9:23 left.
San Diego took advantage of a slow start by the Bruins to move ahead 8-3 on a 3-pointer by Hughes with 15:47 left in the first half.
Johnny Juzang, a transfer from Kentucky, made his season debut for UCLA after missing the first four games with a stress reaction in his foot.
He entered the game and made his second shot, a 3-pointer that gave the Bruins a 15-14 lead and snuffed out San Diego's final lead of the game.
UCLA's Jake Kyman then sank back-to-back jumpers sandwiched between baskets from Riley to highlight a 13-0 run that moved the Bruins ahead for good at 28-15 with 5:24 remaining in the opening half.
The Bruins eventually took a 33-23 lead into the break after holding San Diego to 26.5 percent shooting from the floor. For the game, UCLA hit 46.2 percent of its field-goal attempts while the Toreros made 31.1 percent.
--Field Level Media
Top Game Performances
Joey Calcaterra 18
Jaime Jaquez Jr. 17
Joey Calcaterra 3
Tyger Campbell 5
Yauhen Massalski 14
Jalen Hill 10
Frankie Hughes 3
||Free Throws Made
Chris Smith 5
Frankie Hughes 2
Chris Smith 2
Yauhen Massalski 2
Jaime Jaquez Jr. 4
Team Stats Summary