Dylan Andrews and Sebastian Mack score 18 each, UCLA used 30-4 run to beat Lafayette 68-50
Sat, Nov 11, 2023
NCAAB News (AP)
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dylan Andrews and Sebastian Mack scored 18 points apiece, Lazar Stefanovic scored eight points in UCLA's 30-4 second-half run and the Bruins beat Lafayette 68-50 Friday night.
Andrews was 7-of-9 shooting and hit three 3-pointers and Mack made 9 of 12 from the free-throw line. Stefanovic finished with 11 points on 4-of-14 shooting and four steals for UCLA (2-0).
The Leopards used a 12-4 run to close the first half and open the second that gave Lafayette (0-2) its biggest lead of the game at 43-34 when Justin Vander Baan made two free throws with 15:21 to play. Stefanovic answered with a jumper, Adem Bona followed with two free throws and Stefanovic added a 3-pointer before Mark Butler scored inside to give Lafayette a four-point lead with 13:17 remaining. The Bruins scored 17 consecutive points and, after Kyle Jenkins made a layup for the Leopards, UCLA ripped off 10 straight points to make it 68-47 with 34 seconds to go.
Eric Sondberg scored 11 points, including three 3s, and Jenkins added 11 points and 10 rebounds for Lafayette.
The Leopards made just 2 of 16 from the field and committed seven turnovers throughout the final 13 minutes.
The Bruins made just three of their first 17 field-goal attempts, shot 34.6% (9 of 26) in the first half and missed their first six second-half shots before hitting 13 of 19 (68%) to end the game.
UCLA plays host to Long Island University on Wednesday and wraps up a three-game road trip Sunday at Pepperdine.
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