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Bruins Bounce Back In A Big Way

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Welsh T CalThe Bruins answered the bell in Berkeley the way you would hope they would after the disheartening double-overtime loss to Stanford on Thursday.

After Cal (7-9, 1-2) scored the first bucket, UCLA (12-4, 3-1) went on a 13-0 run and the romp was on with the final score ending up 107-84.

When the Bruins are going well they are good on defense and share the basketball. UCLA did both when it counted. Defensively the Bruins held the Bears to shoot 41.1 percent from the floor and 36.4 from beyond the three-point arc. The Bruins, in contrast, hit 58.2 percent from the floor, an outstanding 56.7 from beyond the three-point arc and vast improvement at the foul line, hitting 78.8 percent from the line.

UCLA had six players in double figures and probably would have had seven if GG Golomon wasn’t in foul trouble. Golomon scored nine points before fouling out. He also had a game-high three blocked shots.

Aaron Holiday came up big again leading the Bruins in scoring and was second in assists, scoring 21 points and contributing five assists.

Thomas Welsh with mask in tow, due to an injury against Stanford, reverted to a more Welsh like game, notching his tenth double-double of the season, scoring 19 points and grabbing 14 rebounds.

Kris Wilkes scored 16 points, Prince Ali scored 15, and Alex Olesinski had a career-high 14 points.

Jaylen Hands was outstanding off the bench playing a well-round game scoring 11 points, a game-high eight assists, against only one turnover and had a game-high three steals.

The Bears had five players score in double figures and were able to get as close as 11 points in the second-half, based on some hot shooting from freshman forward Justice Sueing, who had a game-high 22 points and senior forward Marcus Lee had a double-double scoring 19 points and a game-high 15 boards.

It’s back to Westwood for the Bruins as they will host Utah in Pauley Pavilion on Thursday, Jan. 11. Tipoff is scheduled for 8:00 PM PST. The contest on Thursday is scheduled to be televised nationally by ESPN2. UCLA Sports Network from IMG will broadcast the game on the radio.

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