January 19, 2023
TEMPE, Ariz. – Tyger Campbell scored 22 points and David Singleton added 21 points as No. 5 UCLA secured a 74-62 win at Arizona State in a Pac-12 game on Thursday night.
UCLA (17-2, 8-0 Pac-12) recorded its 14th consecutive win, equaling the program’s longest winning streak since late in the 2007-08 season.
Campbell made 7 of 11 shots for the Bruins and was 8-for-9 at the free throw line. Singleton connected on 4 of 6 attempts from 3-point distance and totaled four rebounds. Jaylen Clark rounded out the Bruins’ list of double-figure scorers, registering 10 points, a team-leading eight rebounds and three steals.
UCLA’s Postgame Media Availability:Coach Cronin | D. Singleton, J. Jaquez Jr., T. Campbell
UCLA trailed Arizona State by a 60-58 margin with six minutes to play in regulation before closing the game on a 16-2 scoring run. Jaime Jaquez Jr.’s basket with 5:21 remaining gave the Bruins the lead, at 61-60. UCLA never trailed from that point forward.
Singleton scored on a layup, assisted by Campbell, to put UCLA ahead 63-60. Campbell drilled a deep two-point jump shot with four minutes remaining to help the Bruins take a 65-60 advantage. After Arizona State reduced UCLA’s cushion to just three points at the 3:35 mark, Jaquez Jr. drilled a 3-pointer to put UCLA on top, 68-62.
Arizona State (15-4, 6-2 Pac-12) had connected on a half-court buzzer-beating 3-pointer to close the first half and entered the locker room at the intermission ahead of UCLA, 35-30. The Bruins used an 8-0 scoring run to open the second half, but Arizona State claimed leads of six points at the 14- and 11-minute marks.
The host Sun Devils finished Thursday night’s game with three players who scored in double figures, led by Desmond Cambridge Jr.’s 15 points. DJ Horne totaled 14 points and Austin Nunez registered 10 points.
As a team, Arizona State connected on 9 of 22 shots from 3-point range (44.9 percent). UCLA made 6 of 14 shots from long range, as Singleton connected on four of those.
UCLA will return to action at No. 11-ranked Arizona (16-3, 5-3 Pac-12) this Saturday. Game time at Arizona’s McKale Center is 11 a.m. PT (12 p.m. MT, in Arizona). The Bruins’ game will be nationally televised on ABC, with Dan Shulman and Jay Bilas calling the action and Holly Rowe serving as the sideline reporter.
Game Notes: UCLA outscored Arizona State by a 44-27 margin in the second half … UCLA has committed fewer turnovers than their opponent in all 19 games this season … this marks the second year in the last three seasons in which UCLA has won its first eight Pac-12 contests (UCLA also opened 8-0 in Pac-12 play in 2020-21) … the Bruins have won five of their last six contests against Arizona State, including two of their last three meetings against ASU at Desert Financial Arena … UCLA has won 14 consecutive games since dropping back-to-back contests in Las Vegas, to Illinois and Baylor, on Nov. 18 and Nov. 20.
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