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No. 13 UCLA rolls past UC Davis

LOS ANGELES — Jaylen Clark scored 18 points with 11 rebounds as No. 13 UCLA returned from a productive East Coast trip to earn an 81-54 victory over UC Davis on Wednesday.

Tyger Campbell scored 17 points and Jaime Jaquez Jr. added 14 as the Bruins (11-2) distanced themselves from a slow start to win their eighth consecutive game while closing out the nonconference portion of their schedule. UCLA improved to 8-0 at home.

Kenneth Nwuba blocked four shots and Adem Bona had two blocks as the Bruins won the rebounding battle 39-33. UCLA held UC Davis to 37.5% shooting from the field. The Aggies entered the matchup scoring 80.3 points per game.

Elijah Pepper scored 16 points for the Aggies (7-5), just under his 20-point average per game. Robby Beasley added 14 points and Ty Johnson had 13 points for UC Davis, which has dropped three of its last four games.

Fresh off road victories over a pair of ranked teams last week in Maryland and Kentucky, the latter on a neutral court at New York, UCLA was mistake prone early Wednesday before finding its stride.

The Bruins did not take the lead for good until 10:49 remained in the first half when Clark flashed his defensive prowess with a steal and a fast-break layup for a 13-11 advantage. It was all UCLA from there as it built its first double-digit lead at 30-19 with 2:59 remaining in the half on a jump shot by Campbell.

Consecutive baskets by Bona, the second on a dunk with 15:23 remaining in the game, gave UCLA is first 20-point lead at 49-29. Bona finished with nine points and six rebounds.

Jaquez added eight rebounds after playing just five minutes in the first half because of foul trouble. Clark delivered his second double-double of the season and third in his three seasons at UCLA.

NO. 1 PURDUE 74, NEW ORLEANS 53: Trey Kaufman-Renn scored a season-best 24 to lead host Purdue past New Orleans. Kaufman-Renn, a 6-foot-9 redshirt freshman whose previous high was 13 points, hit 8 of 10 shots and 8 of 10 free throws for the Boilermakers. The only other Boilermaker in double figures was Mason Gillis with 11 points.

NO. 3 HOUSTON 83, MCNEESE ST. 44: Ja’Vier Francis scored a career-high 23 points and had 13 rebounds as host Houston routed McNeese State. Emanuel Sharp added 18 points while going 6 of 9 on 3-pointers for the Cougars, and Marcus Sasser hit 5 of 10 from long range and scored 17 points. The pair combined to shoot 9 of 14 on 3s in the first half. Coming off a hard-fought 69-61 win at then-No. 2 Virginia, Houston had an easier time scoring.

NO. 7 TEXAS 100, LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE 72: Freshman Arterio Morris scored a season-best 25 points in just 18 minutes and beat visiting Louisiana-Lafayette for its third straight win without suspended coach Chris Beard. The Longhorns improved to 10-1. Morris, a reserve whose previous best was 11 points, connected with 9 of 11 shots and made five 3-point baskets against Louisiana-Lafayette. 

NO. 8 TENNESSEE 86, AUSTIN PEAY 44: Olivier Nkamhoua scored 20 points to lead host Tennessee over Austin Peay. Santiago Vescovi had 18 points, shooting 5 for 5 on 3-pointers, and Jonas Aidoo set a career high with 10 points matched his career best with nine rebounds as the Volunteers (10-2) cruised in their final tune-up before the start of Southeastern Conference play next week. 

NO. 10 ARKANSAS 85, UNC ASHEVILLE 51: Jalen Graham scored a season-high 16 points and Arkansas breezed past UNC Asheville in Fayetteville. Graham, who hadn’t played more than 11 minutes in a game this season, logged 19 minutes and shot 8 of 10 from the field as the Razorbacks shot 53.3% overall.

NO. 19 KENTUCKY 88, FLORIDA A&M 68: Cason Wallace scored a career-high 27 points to help Kentucky beat Florida A&M in Lexington. The 6-foot-4 freshman guard also had four steals and nine assists. Wallace scored the first seven points of the second half for the Wildcats (8-3) as they took a 69-48 lead.

NO. 20 TCU 75, UTAH 71: Emanuel Miller had 21 points and seven rebounds and TCU beat Utah at the Utah Jazz’s Vivint Arena. Mike Miles added 18 points for the Horned Frogs (10-1), and center Eddie Lampkin had 10 rebounds in his return from a back injury. 

BOSTON COLLEGE 70, NO. 21 VIRGINIA TECH 65 (OT): Makai Ashton-Langford had 21 points and seven rebounds, hitting a 3-pointer with 36 seconds left in overtime to clinch a win for Boston College over visiting Virginia Tech. Devin McGlockton added 18 points and seven rebounds for the Eagles. They have won back-to-back games to snap a four-game losing streak. 

NO. 23 AUBURN 84, WASHINGTON 61: Jaylin Williams scored 14 of his 18 points in the first half, Johni Broome also scored 18, and Auburn ran away in the second half to beat Washington. Auburn closed out a two-game West Coast trip and rebounded impressively after losing at Southern California last Sunday. 

SAN FRANCISCO 97, NO. 25 ARIZONA ST. 60: Khalil Shabazz scored 26 points and host San Francisco routed Arizona State to end the Sun Devils’ nine game winning streak. The Dons opened the game on a 24-2 run, had a 27-point advantage at the break and a 47-point lead with about six minutes left. 

UC Davis guard Leo DeBruhl, left, is defended by UCLA guard Tyger Campbell during the first half of Wednesdays' game in Los Angeles.

UC Davis guard Leo DeBruhl, left, is defended by UCLA guard Tyger Campbell during the first half of Wednesdays’ game in Los Angeles.

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