Kris Wilkes' career-high 34 points lead UCLA men's basketball over Arizona
UCLA snapped a three-game losing streak as it topped Arizona 90-69 Saturday night at Pauley Pavilion. Sophomore Kris Wilkes finished with a career-high 34 points (12-16 FG, 5-7 3FG) and added four rebounds and three assists.
The Sun Devils grabbed their first win at Pauley Pavilion since 2009, breaking a seven-game losing streak in a 84-73 victory over UCLA on Thursday night. Remy Martin earned his first-career double-double with 15 points and 11 assists. The Sun Devils are 8-1 this season when Martin has finished with five or more assists. UCLA has now lost three straight games after starting 3-0 in Pac-12 play.
USC's explosive second half lifts the Trojans past UCLA, 80-67, on Saturday afternoon at the Galen Center to improve to 3-2 in Pac-12 play. After entering the second half leading by three, the Trojans picked up steam and outscored the Bruins 44-34, led by Bennie Boatwright and Nick Rakocevic with 21 total points each. Rakocevic also grabbed 12 rebounds to earn his eighth double-double this season. The Bruins scored 10 unanswered points in the last minute of play, but it wasn't enough to top the Trojans. UCLA's Prince Ali and Jaylen Hands finished with 15 points each.
In a game that was neck-and-neck deep into the second half, Oregon State pulled away from UCLA and ultimately defeated the Bruins, 79-66, at Gill Coliseum on Sunday evening. The Bruins grabbed their first and only lead of the game, 47-46, with a little more than 11 minutes left in regulation. But Warren Washington quickly answered back with two points and sparked the Beavers into controlling the rest of the second half. Stephen Thompson Jr. and Ethan Thompson both led OSU with 17 points each, while Kris Wilkes tacked on 21 points, five rebounds and four assists for the Bruins.
After trailing by nine with just 58 seconds left in regulation, UCLA came back to force its battle with Oregon into overtime and ultimately take down the Ducks 87-84 in Eugene. Chris Smith's quick put-back lifted the Bruins to an 80-80 tie with Oregon, sending the game into OT, while Prince Ali, Jaylen Hands and Moses Brown collectively scored seven points to secure a win. Two Oregon student-athletes recorded a season-best in scoring (Victor Bailey Jr. with 20 points and Paul White with 16) while Louis King scored a team- and career-high 22 points. UCLA gets its first win in Eugene since 2014 and extends its perfect record in conference play to 3-0.
Pac-12 Networks' JB Long and Don MacLean recap UCLA's 98-83 victory over California on Saturday in Los Angeles. Six Bruins scored in double-digit figures, including Kris Wilkes who led with 18 points (7-16 from the field), Moses Brown who put up 16 points of his own and David Singleton who had a career-high 14 points in the first half alone. Cal's Darius McNeill knocked in 8-of-16 shots from the field, was 4-4 from the free-throw line and nailed 3-of-7 shots from beyond the arc for 23 points. Nice hugs from the Bruins for former UCLA Asst Coach and ace recruiter David Grace on the "great game" lines in the end. Grace joined the Cal coaching staff this season.
Take a look back at UCLA's 92-70 victory over Stanford at the Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles on Thursday night. Under interim head coach Murry Bartow, the Bruins were led by Moses Brown, who finished with 17 points and 10 rebounds, followed by Jaylen Hands, who ended the night with 15 points, six assists and four rebounds.