Juzang carries No. 11 UCLA past sixth-seeded BYU, 73-62
UCLA basketball players celebrate their win over BYU after a first-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Saturday, March 20, 2021. 11 seed Bruins rally past Michigan State in the First Four, Juzang poured in 27 points against sixth-seeded BYU on Saturday night, carrying his team to a 73-62 victory and the second round of the East Region. This is the height of college basketball,” Juzang said, “and playing for the Bruins — I'm from Los Angeles. He's scouting Abilene Christian and he told me they would win,” UCLA coach Mick Cronin said. There's a number of things we can take from this game to get better,” BYU coach Mark Pope said.
BYU beats No. 18 San Diego St despite Mitchell's 35 points
BYU forward Matt Haarms (3) celebrates after BYU defeated San Diego State in an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, in San Diego. 18 San Diego State 72-62 on Friday despite Matt Mitchell’s career-high 35 points. But BYU (7-2) regained control and handed San Diego State (5-1) its first loss. San Diego State: The Aztecs couldn’t handle BYU’s size early. San Diego State: Faces Saint Mary’s at Cal Poly SLO on Tuesday.
Purdue routs No. 17 Iowa 104-68 in offensive outburst
Purdue center Matt Haarms (32) celebrates during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Iowa in West Lafayette, Ind., Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. Purdue defeated Iowa 104-68. Evan Boudreaux scored a season-high 18 points to lead five Purdue players in double figures in a 104-68 rout of No. The Hawkeyes scored first on Luka Garza's basket, but then Purdue (13-10, 6-6 Big Ten) scored 17 straight points to lead for good. Purdue: Plays Indiana on the road Saturday, aiming for a sixth straight win in the rivalry.
Purdue defense bottles up No. 8 Spartans in 71-42 upset
“Probably the worst beating I’ve taken as a coach,” Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said. But Purdue bottled up Michigan State at every turn and eventually the Spartans buckled. Michigan State never recovered despite trimming the deficit to 37-20 at halftime and 39-27 early in the second half. The real danger is it could become a guide for how other opponents can beat Michigan State. Purdue: The Boilermakers' usually strong defense might have been at its best against the Spartans.
Stifling defense helps Purdue blow out No. 5 Virginia 69-40
(AP Photo/Michael Conroy)WEST LAFAYETTE, IN – Purdue coach Matt Painter packed his lineup with more scoring punch Wednesday night. 5 Virginia with a 69-40 rout in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Purdue: The Boilermakers appear to be hitting their stride just in time for the start of conference play. ... Virginia had won seven straight road games dating to last season and their previous five in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Purdue: The Boilermakers had lost five straight at Mackey Arena against top-five teams from other conferences.