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Bruins Stifle Seattle in Home Opener, 78-52

Dec 3, 2020
Jules Bernard drives in for two of his 16 points in Thursday's win.

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LOS ANGELES - A trio of players scored in double figures, led by 17 from Tyger Campbell and 16 by Jules Bernard, as the Bruins used an 18-0 run in the last five minutes of the first half and the first two minutes of the second to pull away from Seattle, 78-52, on Thursday at Pauley Pavilion presented by Wescom.

Jalen Hill added a double-double for UCLA (2-1), recording 11 points and 10 rebounds to go with three blocks. Jaime Jaquez Jr. compiled nine points, Cody Riley had eight, Jake Kyman posted seven and Chris Smith had six points to go with 11 boards. Campbell dished out six assists. The Bruins shot 54.9 percent from the field (28-for-51) and out-rebounded the Redhawks 42-24.
After a back-and-forth first half that featured nine ties and six lead changes, the Bruins used a 14-0 run over the final five minutes to surge ahead. Early on, UCLA led by four a couple of times in the first five minutes, while Seattle's largest edge of the half was two on a few occasions.
Even at 29, a couple of Campbell free throws and a three by Bernard put the Bruins up by a handful. Following a Jaquez Jr. free throw and a Hill layup, Campbell and Jaquez Jr. drained back-to-back three-pointers to get the halftime advantage to 43-29.
The Bruins shot 60.9 percent in the first half, making 14 of their 23 field goal attempts, including four from beyond the arc. Campbell (15), Bernard (11) and Jaquez Jr. (9) combined for 35 of UCLA's 43 first-half points. Campbell also made all eight of his free throws, with Hill adding five rebounds, four points and two blocks. The Bruins held a 21-9 rebounding advantage over the first 20 minutes.
Consecutive layups from Smith and Riley to start the second half extended the run to 18 unanswered points. Seattle (3-2) could get no closer than 16 the rest of the way. Up 60-39, a 12-4 UCLA run brought the lead to a game-high 29 at 72-43. Five different Bruins scored at least five points in the second half, led by seven from Kyman and Hill, with Smith adding seven rebounds and six points.
The Bruins will host California in the Pac-12 Conference opener for both teams this Sunday at 5 p.m. at Pauley Pavilion presented by Wescom. The Bruins' game will air on Pac-12 Networks (National, Los Angeles, Bay Area) and can also be heard on the radio on AM 570.