One of the first coaching movements by Mick Cronin at UCLA was paid in a big way.
Cronin gained his front line on Sunday afternoon at Pauley Pavilion, adding Jalen Hill and guard Prince Ali, and they responded to productive tours during a 77-61 Bruins victory over Santa Barbara's UC.
Hill scoring 22 high career points among abundance of back and dunks to go with 10 rebounds and three blocked shots. Ali put pressure on his team to start the second half with back-back baskets after the Bruins came under two points at half-time. Ali finished with 12 points, six points of return, three help and two theft.
Hill received high proof when he was removed from the game for 53 seconds after doubling his previous career in points (12).
It appeared that a UCLA guard Jules Bernard, one of the players displaced from the initial lineup, received the message. He tied a high level of career to 20 points for the Bruins (2-0), which brought out the Gauchos (1-1), 45-27, in the second half.
Max Heidegger scored 21 high staff points for the UCSB, making seven of 22 points (31.8%) and nine of its 14 turnover in the second half.
After one steal and blocking it in the first half, UCLA had five people in the first eight minutes of the second half. The increased protection intensity encouraged the Bruins pressure '18 -5 which gave them a 50-39 lead.
UCLA only abandoned 34-32 at half-time despite having shot 32.1% due to the fact that Bruins took 14 free of charge with the UCSB head and made four eight directions.
But the defensive effort to save UCLA in its season openings was largely absent in the first half, and the Bruins are giving up again and again looking back from the three-point line. After Heidegger put a head to run a cap with a 7-0 run that gave the UCSB a 26-21 command, called Cronin who was discouraged called the timetable and “Ole! Ole! The Ole chant broke! ”Gauchos fans above the staff bench.
The Gauchos were probably mourning more lead at the center of the game, thinking they made 50% of their shots and were better than their peers, collecting three steals and two blocks.
Ali and Hill replaced Bernard and Cody Riley forward in UCLA's front lineup. UCLA's recheck face forward Shareef Neal didn't play because of right hip pointer. It is considered on a day-to-day basis.