The UCLA Bruins host the Denver Pioneers Sunday in college basketball action. The Bruins are 6-3 on the year while the Pioneers are 4-5. These two teams haven't played each other since 1975. Lifetime, UCLA is 10-1 against Denver. Tipoff is Sunday at 5:00 p.m. ET at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, California.
Denver gets winThe University of Denver Pioneers poured it on late and defeated Jackson State on Tuesday 67-58 victory. With the win the Pioneers improved to 4-5 Jackson State dropped to 1-8. Denver shot 54.3 percent from the field and went a nifty 6-for-13 from the 3-point line. They held Jackson State to 8.3 percent shooting from three, holding them to just 2-for-24 shooting.
Jase Townsend led the Pioneers with 17 points, 7 rebounds, and 7 assists. Ade Murkey also added 17 points. David Nzekwesi chipped in with 10 points off the bench. Denver is averaging 62.3 points per game in 2019-20 and is shooting 42.4 percent from the field.
They have held teams to 45.0 percent shooting. They rank third in the Summit League in steals per game and first in forced turnovers. Murkey ranks 17th in the Summit League in scoring, averaging 12.2 points per game. Roscoe Eastmond ranks 10th in the league with 2.9 assists per game.
UCLA rolls over San Jose StateThe UCLA Bruins improved to 6-3 with a 93-64 shellacking of San Jose State last Sunday.Jalen HillandJaime Jaquez Jr. each scored 18 points to lead the Bruins.Hill added 11 rebounds and 4 assists, giving him a double-double. Chris Smith, who had 14 points, and Prince Ali, who 10 points, were also in double figures.
“Just by slowing down, seeing the game. The game’s slowing down as I’ve had more experience playing. Just finding the open guys, making the right decisions.”— UCLA Men’s Basketball (@UCLAMBB) December 2, 2019
Jalen Hill, on developing his game as the season progresses pic.twitter.com/HdWE9ZbB9N
"I was obviously concerned about the fact that we played three games in Maui and didn't leave until Friday, then didn't get back until almost 10 at night," saidMick Cronin, told UCLA basketball. "To have to turn around and play today is tough, but I thought the guys, their energy level was great. I was proud of them. They responded well to it. We're just trying to get better every day."