Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Stanford steals game from UCLA with last second drive by Da Silva. Tree wins in OT 73-72. UCLA "undefeated no more" in the Pac-12. Bruins now 12-3, 8-1.

El Fuego 🔥🔥🔥 Johnny Juzang scores 27 points in a losing cause. 

UCLA now #23 in AP, #21 in Coaches.


25-min highlight video

last UCLA shot and then Stanford shot 

Post-game Q&A's

UCLA Bested by OT Buzzer Beater at Stanford, 73-72

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. – Sophomore Johnny Juzang scored a career-high 27 points as No. 20-ranked UCLA lost in overtime to Stanford, 73-72, in a Pac-12 game on Saturday at Kaiser Permanente Arena.
UCLA (12-3, 8-1 Pac-12) absorbed its first loss in Pac-12 play and saw its seven-game winning streak come to an end.
Stanford (9-5, 5-3) overcame UCLA in the game's final seconds, as Oscar da Silva scored on a layup as time expired on an inbounds play with 0.8 seconds left. With 5.5 seconds remaining and UCLA ahead 72-71, Stanford raced down the court before junior Jalen Hill blocked a shot by Jaden Delaire with under one second to play. The Cardinal scored on the ensuing inbounds play with just 0.8 seconds remaining.
"We win as a team, we lose as a team," said Mick Cronin, The Michael Price Family UCLA Men's Head Basketball Coach. "It's the same play they ran at the end of the half. The same guys were in that gave up the same layup at the end of the first half. At the end of the day, it's the coaching staff's job to make sure you're prepared for something like that. That's how I look at it."
Coach Cronin Postgame | J. Juzang and T. Campbell Postgame

UCLA trailed for the majority of Saturday's game but fought back late to force overtime. In the back-and-forth overtime session, the Bruins erased a late 68-62 deficit and took a 72-71 lead with just over five seconds to play, thanks to an old-fashioned 3-point play by sophomore Tyger Campbell.
Juzang was electric for the Bruins, scoring a career-high 27 points. He registered the most points in a game this season by any UCLA player, connected on 11 of 18 shots from the field and made 5 of 8 attempts from 3-point territory. The Tarzana, Calif. native scored 21 consecutive points for UCLA – from the 8:01 mark of the first half until Jake Kyman's 3-pointer with 14:55 remaining in the second half.
Sophomore Jaime Jaquez Jr. added 14 points and Campbell scored 13. As a team, UCLA made 13 of 14 free throw shots.
Da Silva finished with a team-best 26 points for Stanford. He was 9-for-9 at the free throw line. Delaire finished with 19 points, while Stanford's Spencer Jones added 13.
Strong offensive efforts from Juzang (9 points) and Kyman (8 points) as well as some clutch play-making allowed the Bruins to overcome deficits as large as six in the second half.  
Trailing by four with 4:09 remaining in regulation, the Bruins closed the second half on a 9-5 scoring run to send the game to overtime. That scoring spree was spark by a 3-pointer from Kyman and was capped by Campbell driving past Stanford's defenders with a game-tying layup.
UCLA rallied again in overtime, with Jaquez Jr. and Campbell scoring five points each over the game's final 90 seconds. That helped erase a six-point deficit for UCLA.
The Bruins return home to face Oregon on Thursday, Jan. 28. Game time is 6 p.m. (PT) in Pauley Pavilion presented by Wescom. UCLA will also take on Oregon State on Saturday, Jan. 30, at 4 p.m. (PT).

Postgame Quotes – UCLA vs. Stanford

Stanford 73, UCLA 72 (OT)
January 23, 2021
Mick Cronin, The Michael Price Family UCLA Men’s Head Basketball Coach
on Johnny Juzang
“Well, we passed the ball and he happened to be the open man. We just finally start passing the ball. He got the ball to go in early. That day was coming for him, he’s got that kind of game in him, so it didn’t surprise me.”
on the final play
“We win as a team, we lose as a team. It’s the same play they ran at the end of the half. The same guys were in that gave up the same layup at the end of the first half. At the end of the day, it’s the coaching staff’s job to make sure you’re prepared for something like that. That’s how I look at it. Obviously, we went over stuff but when you don’t get the job done, you obviously didn’t go over it enough as a coaching staff, you weren’t clear enough in your adjustments.”
on the impact of the loss
“Losing is never acceptable. I take every loss hard. I probably shouldn’t, it’s probably not good for my health. I don’t know how hard the players do, but I know I do. That being said, we got what we deserved. Our defense and adherence to the game plan, of what we went over, over and over, switching out on Jones when he comes off the double, not letting da Silva and Delaire drive the ball. Over and over and over, and we just kept letting it happen. We had no business winning. If we would have won, I’d have told our guys the same thing. We fought, yeah, we didn’t give up, yeah that’s great. We put ourselves in a horrible position with unacceptable mistakes.”
on Stanford’s interior defense
“They do that to everybody. They were playing a monster lineup, 6-7, 6-9, 6-10, 6-11, and three of those guys pretty athletic. What they do is they don’t give up points in the paint, that’s why every year their field goal percentage defense is always in the 30s. They play big and they pack it in, you have to make shots to beat them. You’ve got to try and get some action on the break, but we got absolutely zero points on the break today.”



Up Next: Oregon on Thursday, Jan 28. Go, Bruins!!!

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