UCLA 95, Prairie View A&M 71

UCLA head coach Steve Alford
"I appreciate the guys’ focus to start the game. We were lackadaisical in the second half. I was pleased with the way we rebounded and defended. Our defense in the second half got lazy. We’re a young team. We must learn and mature. We have got a lot of work to do before next week.

“I appreciate Travis Wear being an unselfish individual. The Wears earned their spots starting in the lineup today. Travis came off the bench in the second half because of his injuries, and he was great about it. I didn’t want to be unfair to Tony [Parker] either. We’ve had a pretty good stretch these last few games with our lineups.

“We definitely are a running team, averaging 90 points a game. We are one of the most efficient offenses, shooting 64 percent from the field [tonight] and almost 50 percent from behind the three-point line. We are a young basketball team and consistently have a great turnover to assist ratio, which is most impressive to me. If we want to be a championship team, we have to focus on rebounding. That’s the whole focus.”

UCLA guard Jordan Adams
“Tonight we started out with a good defensive effort. but we have to continue to do that in the second half.”

UCLA guard Kyle Anderson
“We will see where we went wrong tonight, watch film, trust the coaching staff and prepare for Duke. [The upcoming game against Duke] It's a game you think about as a kid. It’s going to be a test for our team. It is at a neutral site, so we really have to play like we practice. It's going to be great. I've watched way too many Knicks games at the Garden. I grew up about 20 minutes away. It's the Garden. You don't really know what the atmosphere is like until you've been there. It’s Madison Square Garden, the greatest arena in the world."

UCLA forward Travis Wear
“I think tonight I was able to get into the flow of the game. It came easier than it has been in previous games. Coming from Missouri after a tough loss, we knew we had to work on defense. Unfortunately, we had that same lapse in the second half.”

on playing alongside twin brother David
“We played a lot of minutes together tonight. It felt very fluid."

Prairie View A&M head coach Byron Rimm II
“The first half was terrible. We were shell-shocked, and we had too many stupid turnovers and we didn’t play up to what we are capable of. The second half was much better. We took care of the ball. We knocked down our shots. We were getting open looks in the first half, but we just weren’t hitting them.

“When this team listens, they can be a great team. I am proud of how they performed. They didn’t worry about the crowd or the officiating.

“We have two more games before the conference season. We have some great players, and we just have to keep playing our game. UCLA played a more structured game tonight and are going to be a great team.

Prairie View A&M guard Montrael Scott
“I felt good. We had a very good game. We have to play better defense and we did not attack as much as we should have. We just have to keep getting better each time out. I feel good about our chances in conference play.”

Prairie View A&M guard Louis Munks
“I feel good about the game. We should have attacked more. UCLA had a lot of length, and they are a good offensive team. They can really score the ball.”


UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Sunday, Nov 15
vs. Cal Poly
Los Angeles, CA
W, 88 - 83
Thursday, Nov 19
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 81 - 67
Monday, Nov 23
vs. UNLV
Lahaina, HI
W, 77 - 75
Tuesday, Nov 24
vs. Kansas
Lahaina, HI
L, 73 - 92
Wednesday, Nov 25
vs. Wake Forest
Lahaina, HI
L, 77 - 80
Sunday, Nov 29
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
W, 77 - 45
Thursday, Dec 03
vs. Kentucky
Los Angeles, CA
W, 87 - 77
Sunday, Dec 06
vs. Long Beach State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 83 - 76
Saturday, Dec 12
at Gonzaga
Spokane, WA
W, 71 - 66
Tuesday, Dec 15
vs. Louisiana-Lafayette
Los Angeles, CA
W, 89 - 80
Saturday, Dec 19
vs. North Carolina
Brooklyn, NY
L, 76 - 89
Tuesday, Dec 22
vs. McNeese State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 67 - 53
Friday, Jan 01
at Washington
Seattle, WA
L, 93 - 96 (2OT)
Sunday, Jan 03
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
L, 78 - 85
Thursday, Jan 07
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
W, 87 - 84
Saturday, Jan 09
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 81 - 74
Wednesday, Jan 13
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 75 - 89
Wednesday, Jan 20
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
W, 82 - 73
Saturday, Jan 23
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
L, 72 - 86
Thursday, Jan 28
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
L, 84 - 86
Saturday, Jan 30
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 83 - 50
Thursday, Feb 04
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 61 - 80
Friday, Feb 12
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
L, 75 - 81
Sunday, Feb 14 - 5:30 PM PST
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
Thursday, Feb 18 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Feb 20 - 8:00 PM PST
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Feb 25 - 6:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Saturday, Feb 27 - 1:30 PM PST
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
Wednesday, Mar 02 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Mar 05 - 3:30 PM PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Wednesday, Mar 09 - All Day PST
vs. 2016 Pac-12 Men's ...
Las Vegas, NV
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vs. NCAA First Four
Dayton, OH
Thursday, Mar 17 - All Day PST
vs. NCAA First Round
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