WESTWOOD—The UCLA Bruins basketball team returned in record setting fashion, making a school best 18 3-pointers in a 119-80 blowout against the Pacific Tigers on Friday, November 11.
Freshman Lonzo ball made his college debut in the win, scoring 19 points including a trio of 3-pointers, while adding 11 assists and eight rebounds. The number four ranked recruit in the nation was pleased of the Bruins in their home opener.
“Everything went well and I’m proud of the day that we had,” Ball said after the game.
Bruins head coach Steve Alford cited the team’s newfound excitement as reason to come watch this year’s UCLA squad play.
“It’s just an opener, but when you have an opener like this that word of mouth spreads. We are an exciting team to watch and its worth coming out to see if you like us,” Alford said.
Senior Bryce Alford scored a game high 30 points while making six 3-pointers for the Bruins. Freshman T.J. Leaf recorded a double-double with 22 points and 15 rebounds. Senior Isaac Hamilton made seven of 12 shots for 17 points and sophomore Aaron holiday added 18 points, three rebounds and five assists off of the bench in UCLA’s first win of the season.
T.J. Wallace led Pacific with 21 points and three rebounds. The Tigers are now 0-1 and will face the Green Bay Phoenix on Monday, November 14.
UCLA will follow up their first victory of the season with a matchup against the undefeated Cal State Northridge Matadors on Sunday, November 13.