MILWAUKEE (AP) – Jaime Jaquez Jr. With 24 points and 11 rebounds, the No. 4 UCLA helped beat the Market 67-56 in a game that was delayed by several hours due to Bruins ’flight problems on Saturday night.
UCLA (8-1) showed no clear signs of rust in their first game after a 73-61 victory over Colorado. December 1st. UCLA was supposed to play in Washington on December 5, but the Huskies were forced to beat the game. due to COVID-19 problems in their program.
Johnny Juzang and Tiger Campbell had 12 points for UCLA and took control early. Campbell also had eight assists and five rebounds.
Markett player Greg Elliott scored 22 points on the bench, the most in his career. Justin Lewis had 12 points and 9 rebounds, but missed 3 attempts with 3 points. Darryl Morsell added 11 points to the Market (8-3).
Markett missed most of the first half from a 3-point distance, which was especially problematic as Markett scored nine of his first 11 goals out of 3.
At the end of the first half, Markett was 33-10 behind in 3 of 26 shots, but closed 11-2, for which Gregg Elliott’s 3-point trio went into the locker room behind 35-21.
Markett reduced the other Elliott’s 3-point margin to 47-36 with 18:58 left, but the Golden Eagles were unable to turn the deficit into a single until the final minute of the game.
UCLA hit 36.4% off the field and Marketniki hit 33.3%.
The game, originally scheduled for 1:30 p.m., was postponed to seven hours because the UCLA flight was scheduled to be diverted to Denver on Friday because the windshield was cracked. The Bruins flew out of Denver on Saturday morning.
UCLA: The Bruins were in control all the time, beating Market by a score of 48-37 and a 19-7 lead in second chance points.
Market: The Golden Eagles have faced four Top 25 teams this season and lost three of them. The only victory was a one-point victory over No at the time. 10 Illinois Nov. 15. … Elliott shot 9 of 6 from 3-pointers, but his teammates were 2/24 overall. Elliott scored 14 points in five minutes between games. As of Saturday, Elliott had scored 23 points all season.
On Saturday, UCLA clashed with Marquette in Milwaukee for the first time since Dec. 18, 1964, during Al McGuire’s market coaching season. UCLA leads the all-time series 4-0. Markett lost 69-60 at UCLA exactly a year ago.
The impact of the survey
No. 1 Purdue lost This week. If 2nd-placed Baylor drop to 6th-placed Villanova on Sunday, UCLA should at least be in the top three.
UCLA: Will host Alabama on Wednesday.
Market: At the opening of the Big East on Saturday in Xavier.
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