Friday, 17 November 2017 03:00

Bruins To Host South Carolina State

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Holiday A UMNot much rest, for the globetrotting UCLA Bruins (2-0). The Bruins who are currently ranked No. 23 in the AP poll will get one day off before welcoming South Carolina State (0-3).Not much rest, for the globetrotting UCLA Bruins (2-0). The Bruins who are currently ranked No. 23 in the AP poll will get one day off before welcoming South Carolina State (0-3).

The Bruins are coming off a tough overtime win over UCA 106-101. It took six Bruins to score in double figures to get the job done.

Led by Aaron Holiday, who had a career-high 24 points, including hitting five out of five from the charity stripe during a stress-filled overtime.

Freshman guard Kris Wilkes is beginning to show that he is absolute money. The clutch freshman guard garnered his first double-double of his UCLA career scoring 20 points and landed 12 boards. Both were career highs.

Senior center Thomas Welsh contributed his 20th career double-double in the win over Central Arkansas scoring 16 points and coming down with 11 boards.

Freshman guard, Jaylen Hands scored 10 points and had a team-high six assists.

The Bruins also received big games off the bench, from two players who had to sit out the entire season of 2016-17 due to injuries. The two redshirt sophomores guard Prince Ali and forward Alex Olesinski.

Both players had their best games since their true freshman year and their performances were key in the Bruin win. Ali chipped in 12 points and Olesinski added 10 points, including two clutch free throws in overtime.

South Carolina State has had a slow start this season due to losing six contributors from last season.

Tipoff is scheduled for 6:00 PM PST and will be televised on the Pac-12 Network with J.B. Long doing the-by-play and UCLA Bruin great Don MacLean analyzing the action.

UCLA Sports Network from IMG will broadcast the game on AM 570 in the Los Angeles area with the usual team of Josh Lewin and another all-time Bruin great Tracy Murray in their usual roles.

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